Hannan Jones
2016 To Be Continued ( sound ) ( installation ) ( film ) previous project next project

To Be Continued...

Quadraphonic sonic installation and multi-channel syncronised film, metal and 18 ply hand made circular benches accompanied with A3 Gloss handouts.

To Be Continued... is a participatory and collaborative work, performing the act of the game which may be more commonly known as; Russian scandal, whisper down the lane, broken telephone, operator, grapevine and/or the messenger.

The looped multi-channel film features 22 friends, peers and students, predominately members of Glasgow and the Glasgow School of Art wider community who were asked to perform the game of passing around a secret message. Receiving and sharing with the person alike. A excerise in which we pay close attention to the act of listening, interpreting, misinterpreting and translating form and the meaning of speech.

Formally, the core of the exploration is commonly known as ‘mondegreen’, coined by Sylvia Wright’s essay in an issue of Harper’s Magazine, 1954. The Etymology stems from a misheard 17th century Scots ballad, ‘The Bonnie Earl O Moray’

"Ye Highlands and ye Lawlands
Oh where have you been?
They have slain the Earl o' Moray
And layd him on the green”

In To Be Continued... the messages are formed, reformed, interpreted and misinterpreted. The quadraphonic sound circulates the voices sending them in a circular direction. To Be Continued... is light hearted and honest. It explores communication and the diverse ways in which we form ‘company’ and interpret news, gossip, stories and sharing.

250 A3 gloss print transcripts are available.

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