Cowley Road Vision Quest


A guided imagery exercise to envision possible futures. The listener is invited to journey imaginatively back in time through the iterations of one local road, all the way back to the Jurassic - and then on into the distant future. How has this road emerged from the landscape over millenia, how has it changed, and how might it look in future?

The work engages with current urban design debates, destabilising the image of modern roads as eternal and unchangeable, inviting reflection on what this route might look like in 100 or even 1000 years time.

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Developed during a research lab at Fusion Arts and shown as part of Adapt/Transform at Modern Art Oxford & Oxford Brookes Glass Tank galleries.

Audio includes samples from the Free Music Archive,, Zapsplat and the British Library sound archive.