Bats at Cheeseburn

Bats

Bats in the Hayloft, Cheeseburn
27 August 2016 to 29 August 2016

For this exhibition of work in the stables at Cheeseburn Grange, I produced produced three large-scale prints, collectively called Bats in the Hayloft at Dusk; Cheeseburn. The work was developed to complement sound artist Chris Watson’s installation in the hayloft above the stables (a recording of a colony of the Pipistrelle bats that roost there) and the poetry of Linda France. For further details click more information and scroll down below the images.

As dusk falls you may be lucky enough to see bats, but you are unlikely to hear them as they emit a 'chirp', and listen to the echoes. From these echoes bats can build a rich 'picture' of the world about them. Bats emit sounds at a higher pitch than we can hear; sounds which can be picked up by a bat detector. These sounds can then be rendered digitally to produce a sonogram – a visual representation of sounds at dusk made by the bats – ultrasonic sounds the naked ear can’t hear.’

 

 

As dusk falls you may be lucky enough to see bats, but you are unlikely to hear them as they emit a 'chirp', and listen to the echoes. From these echoes bats can build a rich 'picture' of the world about them. Bats emit sounds at a higher pitch than we can hear; sounds which can be picked up by a bat detector. These sounds can then be rendered digitally to produce a sonogram – a visual representation of sounds at dusk made by the bats – ultrasonic sounds the naked ear can’t hear.’