MARGRETHE’S BELL - work for Drive-in Sound Art Gallery
The title refers to a story from the area around Rebild, Denmark, describing two bells from the Solberg Church. One had the inscription “Margrethe Wiffert 1610”, the other from around 1100 AD is representing one of the oldest of its kind in Denmark. According to superstition, small shavings of a church bell had a healing effect on human and animal suffering. The big Solberg bell carries traces of possible nightly guests from former times, obtaining a piece of its healing power. The voice is by Conrad Kemp.