Rachel Henaghan

Rachel’s work stems from self survival methods she used subconsciously to protect my mental health whilst working in the emergency services. Hyper-vigilant and hyper-sensory, Rachel gathers personal data, looking for physiological changes in blue and green spaces in both the urban and rural. Combining these measurements with field recordings and creative non fiction writing, she uses light and sound to communicate distress and find soothing frequencies. She has a physical and visual fascination with water and its properties and she is working towards creating an immersive sound work which would  incorporate all of these elements.

Over 2020/2021 Rachel wants to see how she can manipulate and experience water as a medium and performance space. Her immersive relationship with lakes and seas is currently halted, and she is engaging with bodies of water using visual and auditory messaging.