BELL 8 is a meditative installation created in 2016 by Deirdre Towers named after the navigational buoy in Long Island Sound, near the mouth of the Connecticut River. Designed to inspire the sense of expansion and bliss one can have afloat, this immersive experience helps you to release your impulse for control, and embrace change. The process involved recognizing the crests and troughs of a wave within us, the tension between the two reflect the swing of emotions we experience in any day – our highs and lows, those unearthly, eerie moments of calm.
Once a single man’s homage to the sea, Bell 8 has evolved from an installation film into a dream to galvanize the artistic and scientific community to create a wave so powerful as to heal the planet. The inventor Preston Robinson designed the trigger for the atomic bomb. Could we design a trigger for a balm?
photo by Nan Melville
This installation has been hosted by:
Multi-media versions were hosted by
Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival