Sound works by Mark Titchner (UK)

Three audio works depicting sounds you would not usually associate within a public library add a sensory quality to the exhibition. Subtle and slightly unsettling sounds of tearing of book pages, slamming of books and running footsteps will be heard hourly, in unexpected locations. The artworks interrogate library etiquette and what is socially accepted norms within communal spaces.


Ripping, 2017
Audio work 1:55mins [Located at the rear of the main lending library].


Slamming, 2017
Audio work 1:49mins [Located at the front of the main lending library].


Running, 2017 
Audio work 1:42mins [Located by the stairs to the James Reckitt Reading Room].

Mark Titchner and the young people spent a day in the James Reckitt Reading Room making sound recordings in response to the surrounding space and the following sounds were collated: reading out loud the book titles that were on the archive shelves; ripping out pages from old, unwanted library books; dropping books on the ground from great heights; scoping up piles of ripped out pages & propelling them into the air; removing and replacing books onto the shelves and dropping torn book pages from a balcony & letting them fall to the ground.

What I want more than anything else by Mark Titchner is commissioned by FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), in partnership with Hull Culture & Leisure Library Service, Inspiring healthy lifestyles and Lancashire County Council.