The Showroom

Mark Fisher and Justin Barton: On Vanishing Land


In 2012 The Otolith Collective and The Showroom commissioned British sound artists and theorists Mark Fisher and Justin Barton to make a new sound work based on a walk made by the artists along the Suffollk coastline some years earlier.

The resulting sound work, On Vanishing Land (2013) is an expansive audio-essay on the Eerie in the Suffolk landscape. It includes commissions from nine digital musicians, interviews and the reflections of the artists.

On Vanishing Land was exhibited at The Showroom from 6 February – 6 April 2013, accompanied by an untitled sequence of images, which the artists produced in collaboration with artist Andy Sharp (English Heretic).

Three events accompanied the exhibition, including a performance by John Foxx and Raime.

On Vanishing Land has since toured to Australia.

On Vanishing Land was jointly commissioned and produced by The Showroom and The Otolith Collective. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

We gratefully acknowledge funding from PRS for Music Foundation.

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    Audio Incursions, Departures: 'londonunderlondon' and 'On Vanishing Land'

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    Exhibition Mark Fisher and Justin Barton: On Vanishing Land

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    Event Discussion with Mark Fisher and Andy Sharp

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    Event Discussion with Mark Fisher, Justin Barton, The Otolith Collective, John Foxx and Elizabeth Walling

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    Event John Foxx and Raime