The Listener: The concept behind the project is that of ‘living oral history’ and the collection and transmission of this history. The Listener is a ‘sitootery’ or folly designed around the idea, as the title suggests, of listening. It is as a machine that purports to hear, record and transmit narratives from environment in which it inhabits. Large trumpets dominate the aesthetic of the sculpture. These forms are based on the shape and function of gramophone horns, ear trumpets and pre-radar acoustic mirrors and listening devices. They are overt connection to audio transmission and reception. They are essentially an attempt to visualise listening. It is an object and space to be viewed and used by people to hear both the informed histories and the urban myths that form the collective consciousness and identity of a place.