Audio installation sets up in Northampton

Published: 6 May 2021
Reporter: Steve Orme

Helen Crevel during a rehearsal for Seedling Credit: Matt Cawrey

Carbon Theatre has produced an audio installation by Northampton artist Helen Crevel, Seedling, focused on “potential motherhood, environmental responsibility and consumerism”.

The 12-minute audio piece “aims to provoke conversation around motherhood and the environment, connecting them to our geographical and cultural heritage, and family legacies”.

It will be housed in a specially designed space by artist Ruth Stringer in the Grosvenor Centre, Northampton whose dome-like shape will be covered in textiles and fabrics while the inside will be more like a domestic space.

The development of the piece included conversations with mothers and daughters about their decision whether to have children.

Seedling will be performed by Crevel with collaboration from Anne Langford. The final short audio piece will be designed by Alice Boyd.

Crevel said, “I’m so excited to be making Seedling in collaboration with an amazing team of women. It feels so important now, as we face a new normal, to have conversations and imagine a different world that is for all of us.”

Seedling will be in the Grosvenor Centre, Union Street, Northampton from Tuesday 25 until Sunday 30 May.