Duplicate (No one will drink the water of your well if you yourself do not drink it) is an exhibition by Byzantia Harlow and the culmination of a nine month period of research. The exhibition, comprised of sculpture and video, used the metaphor of sustenance from an impure source to question what is genuine and what is artificial – whether truth really matters when both can give pleasure.
Byzantia invited Nick to collaborate on a series of workshops with the local community, exploring storytelling, non-vocal communication and gestural sound generation. Using the original instrumentation and recorded sounds from local residents, Nick Murray performed a live score to accompany the video work in the exhibition. Created as a durational performance, the score changed with each repetition of the video to highlight the sonic representations of discrete gestures throughout the work.