The Town’s Voice | Creative Consultation Installation

This piece was created using responses from Skipton’s High Street Heritage Action Zone Cultural Program “Have Your Say” Consultation in December 2020. The consultation helped to find out what aspects of culture the people of Skipton most liked and wanted more of. It attracted almost 500 unique responses which we divided into these common themes: Community (Pink), Creativity (Yellow), Culture & Activities (Blue), Diversity (Orange) and Opportunities (Green). Each shape you see here represents 1 of the 5 categories, made up entirely out of the voice recordings of local volunteers who recorded themselves reading a selection of the consultation responses. The volunteers were split into 5 groups, 1 for each and were provided with a selection of survey responses. The recordings were then edited in order to extract the audio waves you see here, thus creating “The Town’s Voice.”