I was delighted to be invited by artist and scholar Paul Nataraj to contribute to his long-running broadcast project which Paul explains in the following terms as:
“It is still raining in my bathroom” was uploaded 85 years after Mme Savoye wrote to architect Le Corbusier to complain (again) about the poor construction quality of Les Heures Claires / The Villa Savoye. She wrote “It’s raining in the hall, it’s raining on the ramp and the wall of the garage is absolutely soaked. What’s more, it’s still raining in my bathroom, which floods in bad weather, as the water comes in through the skylight. The gardener’s walls are also wet through.”
The video comprises three elements:
Eugénie Savoye’s 1936 letter was reported by Jacques Sbriglio in The Villa Savoye (1997 / 2008) p. 107 that references the Fondation Le Corbusier archives FLC H1-12-157.
Buddy Peace from Haeckels interviewed me about my work with sound. It was a wide ranging conversation, going back through various projects and also exploring ideas about the biophilia hypothesis, ears and hearing, accessibility, etc. The whole thing has been really nicely edited and soundtracked and comes with a bespoke meditation from Lottie.