As the deadline draws near and the tide is coming in we welcome your sonic and filmic contributions to this wet and weird happening. Cleveland Pools is the perfect venue. The semi-circular lido is believed to be the oldest public outdoor swimming pool in England (1815). The pools were built next to the river on the site of old marl pits, between the railway and the canal. The pool closed in 1984 and was used for a short time as a trout farm before falling into disrepair. It was originally filled with water from the river. Some believe that the Ladies Pool was originally used as a Mikveh by the Jewish women of Bath in the 1800s. More recently, the upper pool was used for immersion baptism by Jehovah’s Witnesses. There are still random trout in the water, which is overgrown with thriving aquatic flora.
The 8 open air changing rooms curve around the main pool and offer unique and intimate listening spaces for sonic work. The Ladies Pool (now roofed) is perfect for screen-based work. With only 2 weeks to go till the deadline we are hoping you will sail your ideas our way. Maybe this interspecies love-in will inspire you https://www.mixcloud.com/ArtRadioTQ9/sonic-drawings-march-2016-on-httpwwwsoundartradioorguk/