- Part of...DING>>DONG
- Gallery 2
Electronic music pioneers OMD have had a long association with designer Peter Saville, beginning in 1979 with the band's first release on Factory Records. In this audio visual installation, McCluskey and Saville return to the iconic images of their youth in the north west - the industrial landscape of power stations embedded in picturesque, pastoral beauty - fulfilling an early ambition of the pair to create what was originally to be a work based on Stanlow Oil Refinery in Cheshire (OMD wrote a song about Stanlow, using ambient sounds recorded in the refinery in 1980).
Energy Suite, a collaboration with McCluskey, Saville and video artist Hambi Haralambous, captures the architecture and the sounds of five electricity generating power facilities; Heysham Nuclear Power Site, Dinorwig Hydro-Electric Power Station (Electric Mountain), North Hoyle Bank Wind Turbine Farm, Fiddler's Ferry Coal Fired Power Station, Point of Ayr/Connah's Quay Gas Terminal and Power Station.