re:Source Penny Hallas and Leona Jones

Posted on Mar 30th 2018


smaller posterre:Source is a unique audio/visual art installation created from sounds and visuals recorded during the construction of the recently completed micro-hydro scheme at Blaen Dyar above the Clydach Gorge.

Artists Penny Hallas and Leona Jones began recording sounds and images at Blaen Dyar from the first spadesful of earth being dug in February 2017, following through the positioning of the pipes, the construction of the turbine house, to the first full generation of electricity in October 2017. The installation created from this raw material offers the chance to witness labour and construction, water and electricity, working together as the power of Micro-hydro.

Leona and Penny were commissioned by Llangattock Green Valleys CIC to create the work as part of celebrations marking LGV’s 10-year success in developing renewable energy schemes, years which have seen five commissioned micro-hydro schemes harnessing the power of valley streams as green energy for the immediate localities and the National Grid.

LGV and the Artists have received an investment from A&B Cymru’s Culture Step to strengthen and develop their creative partnership.  They have also been supported by the Sustainable Development Fund, Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

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