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Cryptic Nights


Fri 2 July — Sat 3 July 2021

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Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

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How can we collectively manifest an experience of a landscape… a landscape that you can reach out and touch, feel, experience totally, remotely, in sound and image, as if in semi-sleep?

Following a 2020 Cryptic Nights residency and inspired by time spent in Dýrafjörður in the Westfjords of Iceland, SHHE presents D Ý R A.

Developed in collaboration with sound artist Sam Annand and lighting designer Emma Jones, this multidisciplinary work uses landscape and sleep as a method for creating sound and exploring altered states of consciousness. Combining ambisonic and hydrophone recordings with an improvised score, it is a sonic, visceral and meditative reimagining of the Dýrafjörður landscape.

SHHE’s residency was used to explore a number of sound spatialisation and lighting techniques, playing and experimenting with the perception of space, time and liminal states in the development of D Ý R A.

Visitor Information

Tickets can be booked in hourly slots from 11am - 5pm (final slot closing at 6pm). Each time slot can accommodate up to 6 people from 3 households.

Cryptic is, and will continue, following Government COVID-19 Guidance. Enhanced safety measures will be in place to ensure the health and safety of all staff and visitors to this event. Capacity will be restricted to allow for social distancing within CCA and all visitors will be required to book a dedicated timeslot at box office. It will be necessary to collect visitors’ full names and contact details at the time of booking for NHS Track & Trace. Hand sanitising points will be provided at the entrance and exit and unless exempt, once inside, face coverings will be mandatory for all visitors. Further detailed information about all the steps we are taking can be found in Cryptic's FAQs.

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11:00am — 5:00pm


14+ accompanied by an adult


Free but ticketed


Wheelchair accessible

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