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Freya Dooley discusses Temporary Commons, her commission for Jerwood Solo Presentations 2021, with Helen Frosi, interdisciplinary artist-curator, producer and Director of SoundFjord, a nomadic curatorial platform focused on sound-related research and practice.

Temporary Commons is an immersive multi-channel sound installation that describes experiences of connection, untethering and futile attempts at control within the walls of a rented terrace house.

A meandering fictional narrative voiced by the artist weaves together dodgy plumbing, turbulent neighbours, bad weather, canned laughter, and an invasive landlord. The tension of hidden leaks and unstable structures is a stage for reflections on the harmony and discord of living alongside others.

Helen Frosi is an interdisciplinary artist-curator and producer whose practice pivots around ecological thought, poetics, aspects of gifting and alternative forms of economy. Her work is often focused on the creative, social, and political dimension of sound, hearing and listening.

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