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Danse Macabre

Curious, West Norwood Cemetery, London 2013

'Danse Macabre' is an underground audio tour of some of the historical graves in West Norwood Cemetery, set to 'dance music'. Working with a physics engineer, Ounanian creates a specially tuned amplifier which transmits audio underground; literally turning the earth into a temporary speaker.

'The Danse Macabre was a traditional form of iconography, popular throughout Europe, depicting Death engaged in a dialogue with every member of society, form the Pope to the Common Labourer.'
Necropolis, Catherine Arnold

Vistors to the site listening to the sounds through the ground