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'The Ancestors' - a hauntological sound trail by Killruddery Artist in Residence, Joseph Young

13 - 21 August, 9:30am - 6pm

Fionnuala & Anthony Ardee

  • Killruddery House & Gardens
  • Southern Cross Road, Bray
  • A98 W9F2
  • Co. Wicklow

This Heritage Week, Killruddery is delighted to invite visitors to experience Joseph Young’s most recent work, ‘The Ancestors’, a hauntological sound trail at the 17th Century House & Gardens in Bray, Co. Wicklow.

Joseph Young, a peripatetic Artist in Residence of Killruddery since 2019, lives and works between Brighton, Dublin and Berlin. A specialist in binaural recording techniques, Joseph is currently studying for a PhD at SMARTlab UCD, investigating the role of geo-location in exploring an historic archive through immersive sound. Joseph’s latest residency project while at Killruddery takes the archives, architecture and grounds of Killruddery as its starting point to uncover unheard and forgotten stories of Anglo-Irish social histories, through an immersive audio tour.

While working on the project of ‘The Ancestors’ during his residency at Killruddery, Joseph sought to creatively inhabit the historic Brabazon family archives, identifying key texts, sounds and images to produce a parallel, contemporary sound archive using 3D audio techniques. The result of this project, a 90 minute audio trail of Killruddery’s Estate and Gardens will be available to enjoy by visitors to Killruddery during Heritage Week, through their smartphone by downloading the Echoes app in advance: https://explore.echoes.xyz/collections/y4SIsHeeHBtRGVe1

Please note, visitors are asked to bring their own smartphone and headphones, as these will not be provided. For more information, visit www.killruddery.com or call (01) 286 3405.

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