I Don't Know Where We Are Going But It Sure Sounds Nice


  • Gallery 40 40 Gloucester Rd Brighton, BN1 4AQ United Kingdom

Perhaps you saw him. A man, dragging a large wooden organ along the sea front. Or that rabbit, leading a choir on a roundabout on Easter morning. A few measuring tapes laid out upon the bench. The 5 days walk projected upon the bottom of the pier.

‘I don’t know where we are going but it sure sounds nice’ is both an exhibition and an intervention, the outcome of a series of strange events undertaken in Brighton throughout 2015. Ostensibly a piece of music, the work consists of over a hundred pages of text instructions culminating not in a score for a specific instrument, but rather a score for being in general. In realising the score, Daniel Alexander Hignell has created a variety of works incorporating sound, video, text, photography, installation and performance, all conducted in the very public setting that is the city of Brighton. Throughout the exhibition there will be daily performances of different elements of the score.

This experimental multi-media exhibition explores the intersect between ethics, Other, participation, comprehension and community, and is the result of a three year AHRC funded research project.