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?

bell 8photo by Nan Melville

This installation has been hosted by:

Lilac Preservation Project  7/22-9/22/2017
Waterfront Museum  in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the month of 6/2017
Long Island City Arts Open 2016 – “Landscapes From Below” at W3

Multi-media versions were hosted by
Dixon Place
Hudson Valley Flamenco Festival