Sounds recorded from around London’s green spaces (Croydon, Hampstead, Kennington). Includes traffic noises, bird and squirrel calls, human conversation, footsteps, spring storms, dripping water. Some parts are loud and sharp so adjust volume as needed.
until further notice was a mixed media installation created for my degree show in July 2022. The room was filled with handknit sculptures, found objects, natural and synthetic materials, along with a wheatpasted mural of mosses, lichens, and frolicking figures (including Peter Andre). I also riso printed a zine and created a room fragrance using oakmoss absolute. All of this is a presentation of my wide-ranging research into Croydon’s green spaces, mythologies of race, material history of knitting, and sensory cultures of Orientalism.
This page documents the original installation, so you can browse images of the room while listening to the soundwork. Alternatively, you can play ‘Mysterious Girl’ by Peter Andre. And if you are so inclined, you can wear your favourite
oakmoss-based perfume while doing this.
View a digital version of the zine (You will learn more about lichens and Peter Andre.) here.
This work was developed throughout my 2nd and 3rd year at uni, the writing of
my book with , and working with Hajar Press Turf Projects in Croydon as part of Propagate This! and Cultivate That!.
green-gold and grey knitted head
mossy mural, lots of shades of green
mossy mural sprawls onto the floor
view of 3 knitted heads on cushions surrounded by LED candles and mossy mural in background
green knitted head with bright green sprouts coming out of its face holes
3 knitted heads in conversation
dark grey and green knitted head
mossy mural, showing the lichens
detail of mural showing Peter Andre frolicking in London rivers, alongside moss and Croydon Council signage
clump of grey-green tufty lichen
detail of knitted glove / hand made of floaty dark green mohair
detail of hanging, showing embroidered toile panel against Chinoiserie background
close-up detail of embroidered toile with kicking legs, fruit tree, and fruitpicker
detail of pale green knitted broken sphere made of mohair, enclosing a dark mossy heart
fabric hanging made from reclaimed Chinoiserie and toile, balanced on foraged sticks set into concrete & wool bases, surrounded by various pieces of green knitting
3 knitted heads and red boots with Chinoiserie hanging in background
felted dark green wool ball half resting on concrete
knitted Croydon council sign, the text hangs from poster hangers attached to a chunky grey knitted pole which terminates in a clawed foot.
detail of knitted Croydon council sign. Knitted black text on pale grey background saying, ‘CROYDON COUNCIL This land is open for public use until further notice. Highways Act 1981 Sect 31(3). Croydon Council do not intended to dedicate the footpaths in these woods as public rights of way. David Wechsler / Chief Executive.’ Bits of the words are Interspersed with green mossy patches
detail of knitted Croydon council sign:’Council do not … dicate the foot paths in… as public rights of way … David Wechsler.’
Small bald Asian person in dark waistcoat, trousers, and boots, standing with the knitted Croydon Council sign in front of some rhododendrons. Image taken at Heathfield House, Croydon.
detail of knitted Croydon council sign: ‘Highways Act … Croydon C … tend to dedicate … woods as.’
Knitted black text on cream background which says ‘sit’. This rests on top of green wool.
Small wheatpaste mural of oak tree collaged with hands. Velvet box full of lichen sticks and lantern with bright green twisted paper against a desaturated olive-green wall, casting gently twisting shadows.
Knitted twisty yellow-green wool alongside printed image of sphagnum moss.
Detail of real mosses, dark green terrycloth, twisted garden wire, blue& white dipping dish with pomander resting on Chinoiserie scrap stained with oakmoss absolute.
Closeup of knitted grey-green head with bright green eye and mouth openings, and real moss stuffed inside
Detail of rectangular black lantern decoupaged with moss images. A LED candle glows inside
Detail of lichen-covered sticks inside velvet box and a little unravelled yarn hanging off one end of them
Close-up of pale green-blue craft foam, water-felted lichen-like shapes, grey LED candles, and knitted head blurry in the background
Tiny blue and white dipping dish with plague pomander + the addition of oakmoss, sitting on top of small square of Chinoiserie fabric
Peter Andre peering out from an arched mossy fairy door
Cast and foraged concrete, river-worn London bricks
Close-up of moss, dark green wool roving, moss-like cushion, and red suede boots