the two are placed at opposite ends of the building. each hold a little clay ocarina in one hand and a megaphone in the other.



One walks up the stairwell and takes a pause in the pocket of the climb. They place an ocarina to their lips and produce a long sound


the call is not answered. A megaphone is hovered above the little opening in the whistle.



The call shoots across the building, reaching the other.



The other pauses to listen, then repeating the gesture, responds to the call.




Contingent was performed as part of Central Saint Martins BA Fine Art Degree Show 2019 and The Other Art Fair 2019,  in King’s Cross.


Duration varies 
Clay ocarina, steel stand, performers
Special thank you: Elizabeth Luffman, Beth Dunne, John Thadicaran, Rubie, Lolita Stegmar, Jacob Hulmston and everyone else that took part