A Very Random Lockdown

A Very Random Lockdown: 42 days walking an imaginary island

During the first 42 days of Covid-19 lockdown, largely confined to home, in the period of daily exercise I record myself (and companion) walking away for up to 20 minutes in any and all directions from our home and then back. Daily repetition of time and distance draws an edge, the shore of an imaginary island. With Cagean thoughts, I randomly both re-order days and select start points within recordings to compose a very random lockdown. On an imaginary island, time is re-ordered and condensed, reality reconfigured – a reflection of the sense of that time.

This 1hr stereo work aired on Radiophrenia on 22nd November 2020, 7:00 am to 8:00 am (https://radiophrenia.scot/schedule/22-sun/)