i answered an open call on social media for ideas for a donations box for the mill museum. under the management of sarah skinner, the mill is evolving it’s operations and method of display of the items that it owns. working with sarah the donations box project will combine a purchased acrylic donations box on a base constructed from objects found in the cellar of the mill.
working in the cellar of the mill, the project has become alomost like a mini residency. i’m finding i’m having conversations with both sarah and the volunteers of the mill about the mill now and it’s history.
the design of the donations box has evolved from playing with the found objects and my desire to make somethign that can be played with and something sonic. the mill today is very quiet. when in full production it’s likely to have been a place of great sonic proportions.