Imagine your shopping bag is a recorder, and the recipe you are shopping for is a place made of sound. And the sound comes from the communities that inhabit that place. It is a sound you grew up listening to. It is your sound, it shaped you, and you belong to it. You hear it and you remember, and you revisit a shared past. You would like to reminisce, and so you make a list. The ingredients you need are diverse and authentic. Legacy echoes around this place! It is our past. It is our heritage. We Are Here.
Ingredients of John St is an oral histories project by sound artist, Claire Kearns. Sounds of the market and memories of stall holders have been collected and pieced together to construct an essence of the site, and the people who work there.