I went to see an orchestra in a huge theater made with golds and reds. When the interval came, upstairs the next act was practising. The instrument was part of the room. Each person played nods from life and nature. One person pulled the strings that stretched across the pillars on the far end and across the room. Beautiful bird song filled the space. Another played the same strings, stretched across another area and there was a deep cello sound. I wanted to film so I could share the experience some how. But a lady aggressively shouted at me.
Leila Houston (London, 1977) is a visual artist whose work investigates the social, political and historical aspects of a place.