House Of Easement

House of Easement is a sound installation of Tudor style music specially composed for and in response to the ‘mock-Tudor’ public toilets at Pleydell Gardens, Folkestone.

The composition takes the form of a pavan and galliard: a pair of courtly dances popular during the Tudor period.

As was common at the time, the tunes celebrate and are named after, a popular nobleman or other notable person.

A pattress, containing a mini speaker and media player, was fixed to the ceiling of each facility, and recordings of the two compositions set to play on a loop.

The work was exhibited as part of the Fringe Open events that ran for the duration of the 2017 Folkestone Triennial.