Karen Lauke

Sound design and original composition

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re/sonant

  • Installation

re/sonant is a commissioned piece for Summerhall in Edinburgh, created in collaboration with Patrick H. Lauke.


Taking inspiration from the secret and disused spaces found in Summerhall - the former Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies in Edinburgh - re/sonant plays on the more macabre atmosphere evoked by the idea of a veterinary clinic – surgical procedures, dissections, incinerations.

The piece – an exploration of the aural qualities of metallic structures – aims to convey and amplify a feeling of subtle unease, punctuated by the subdued creaks and sounds of an abandoned building.

The exhibition ran in Summerhall from 8 March to the 18 May 2013.

Summerhall Gallery, Edinburgh (2013)

Site-specific Commission
Sound Design / Composition: Karen Lauke
Photography: Patrick h. Lauke