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The Quietus Hour: Talking Homes In William Doyle's Your Wilderness Revisited
Luke Turner , June 8th, 2017 14:32

William Doyle comes on to The Quietus Hour to discuss his new project Your Wilderness Revisited, inspired by the modern housing developments of England.

They exist all around the United Kingdom, clinging on to the edges of our towns and cities like limpets. Made up of intricate streets, short culdesacs, pedestrian alleyways, and detached houses dotted around patches of green, they have names like Jersey Farm and Bowthorpe, and millions of us live in them. But these housing estates, constructed largely with private finance over the past 20 or so years, are not discussed or explored in the same way that you might find with the endless rows of the suburbs built in the 1930s, or post-war brutalist estates. Until now, that is. William Doyle (FKA East India Youth), filmmaker Sapphire Goss and photographer Matt Colquhoun have been developing Your Wilderness Revisited, a multimedia art project looking at these little-recognised places in our landscape. Doyle came on to The Quietus Hour to discuss these little-cared-for homes, the project and play some music from it, alongside some of the music that inspired him, from Pet Shop Boys to Ray Charles via Laurel Halo and Perc to Pete Seegar. Your Wilderness Revisited's launch event will take place at Shoreditch's Kamio on June 24 and you can get tickets here. Find more information on the project here. Listen to past editions of The Quietus Hour and subscribe to the show on iTunes here. The Quietus Hour was produced by Seb White and Kathryn De La Rosa.