It may be called ‘Dull’ but hopefully this exhibition at the Brighton Fringe Festival will be anything but. For a start, I’ve got a piece in it. The exhibition has been put together by Sightlines Projects and “examines this most ordinary of words and invites the viewer to pause just a moment longer”.

I’ve droned on before about my 2011 sound installation 100 Breaths Per Minute, which has been shown a couple of times previously, but here’s what it says on the latest caption board:

“What could be duller than nothing? But of course, silence is not nothing – 100 Breaths Per Minute is a minute long and is made up of one hundred breaths. The breaths were the inhalations of announcers on BBC Radio 4, taken just before they began to introduce the next programme. There is a golden rule on the radio: The airwaves must never fall silent! This is in case someone spinning the tuning dial thinks there is nothing on – And as has already been stated, there is no such thing as nothing”. 

If you can’t get down to Bath, you could always watch it on the television – Wireless radio with pictures!

Dull runs from 25 May to 9 June 2019 open daily from 10am to 6pm – Last day closing at 3pm at 8 Broad Street, Bath, BA1 5LJ.

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