This small sound installation, which almost fits on a tea tray, invites the listener / viewer to lean in to hear the faint ghosts inhabiting the teacups. The cups speak and sing with their own voices, hinting at their tempestuous lives and their fears of a violent death. The tray trembles from time to time, a portent or memory of disaster.
Ghost Cup features poetry specially composed for this installation by Elise Ficarra and Val Whittington.
Ghost Cup appeared in the Reembodied Sound Symposium at Columbia University, New York, organised by Matt Goodheart, April 2017.