A Ghost Pond Emerges : Action Pyramid [PAST]


27 & 28 November 2021 Saturday & Sunday 2-7pm.

Artist will be on site 4-7pm Saturday & 5:30-7pm Sunday.

Free Entry

We are delighted to announce that the work of Tom Fisher (aka Action Pyramid) has been selected to exhibit at Project DIVFUSE capsule art space through the first Open Call in collaboration with The Thames Submarine – an online sound art platform. Theme of this Open Call was Beginnings.

‘Over the past few years I have accompanied Carl Sayer, Helen Greaves and Jack Greenhalgh (UCL, The Norfolk Ponds Project, University of Bristol) on fieldwork trips to Norfolk, during which I made numerous recordings of the mysterious sounds of underwater life in the farmland ponds of the area. This piece is part of an ongoing project composing audio works with the underwater pond soundscapes.The fieldwork focuses on restoring and surveying these pond habitats and the hydrophone recordings featured in the piece are from various ponds in the area. The poetic term ‘ghost pond’ is used to describe the traces of a old farm pond which has since been filled in, but is still visible on the landscape as markings in the field. Amazingly if these ghost ponds are dug out the original aquatic plant life will often regrow from the seeds preserved in mud of the old pond bed.’

Tom Fisher is a sound artist and musician based in the marshy edge-lands of North East London. Working primarily under the name Action Pyramid his projects vary from site-specific sound installation and headphone based works for galleries and museums, to experimental radio works and compositions.

With a background in electronic music and audio production his creative practice involves using sound and composition to re-examine and reconsider our surroundings, looking at the relationship between ourselves and the nonhuman and our part in the wider ecologies of landscapes. With a multitude of recording techniques he also seeks to explore and re-interpret the often seemingly unnoticed and unheard elements of our surroundings.

His work and recordings have been featured at LUX, the Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Cafe OTO, The Grant Museum of Zoology, London Transport Museum, the Fjuk Art Center and Husavik Whale Museum in Iceland, as well as on Resonance Fm, Radio Anti, Radiophrenia, and as part of Open City Documentary Festival. He has also participated in artist residencies at RIVERSSSOUNDS (Online/Ukraine/Romania), Fjuk Arts Centre (Iceland), and BioArctica (Finnish Arctic).

Image by Jon Rulton