Fermynwoods Podcast Episode 1 – Sarah Gillett

We’re proud to announce the launch of the Fermynwoods Podcast. The podcast is hosted by Fermynwoods Assistant Director Jessica Harby and will feature artist talks, discussions, original commissioned sound art and audio essays.

Our first episode is a talk with Sarah Gillett, an artist and writer investigating the life of things across space and time. Sarah has been commissioned to produce work over two years and multiple sites as part of our programme In Steps of Sundew. In this talk, she discusses the inspiration provided by the grounds, archives and staff at Rockingham Castle, research on how astronauts dream, the promise of future seances, and the joy of collaboration.

This episode features clips from her sound work “Well Well” as well as a presentation at the end of another work in its entirety, the hypnotic “Black Night”.


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A transcript of this podcast is available here.

1 – Astro Pioneer, Sarah Gillett, 2013
2 – Pioneer and Earthquake, Sarah Gillett, 2013
3 – Postcard Intervention, Sarah Gillett, 2020
4 – Postcard Intervention, Sarah Gillett, 2020
5 – Notes from Seance, Courtesy of Rockingham Castle Family Archives, 1935
6 – Human Theremin Workshop with Stuart Moore, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, 2019
7 – The Observer’s Book of Weather, 1955