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, and those unearthly, eerie moments of calm.

This project stems from a basic belief that access to nature, whether it be sea, woods, meadows, animals, flowers helps one to tap into your primal self.  A primal part of us feels best near the sea. The Latin word Undisonus means resounding with waves.  We may not be able to recall our time floating in your mother’s womb,  but unconsciously perhaps we can.

Now we are working on an interactive installation involving the internal vertical journey of energy, the sway between imbalances and balances, the rhythms of the heart, breath, and brain.

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