A journey through the sounds and stories of the Start Bay coastline, Devon, in the context of a changing climate…


Waves is a site-specific sound installation that contemplates the future of the South West’s most biodiverse yet most vulnerable coastlines.

Produced by Empty Deck, Waves will be installed in Chrysalis, Encounters Arts’ new mobile arts space made by the hands and imagination of 100s of people.

Over Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June Waves will be available for listening at Slapton Sands’ Slapton Memorial Carpark, along the Start Line (A379).
12:30 – 16:30

No booking required; take a seat, put on our headphones and come and go as you wish.


See our Slapton Sands Facebook Event for up to date information and a look behind the scenes.


Made possible with Plymouth University’s Sustainable Earth Institute Creative Associate Award. Thanks to the Slapton Line Partnership, South Hams District Council, South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and all those who gave us some of their time to be interviewed. Thanks to them we fell in love with this unique part of England!


Verbatim script drafted from interviews with the local community by Kay Michael
Sound designed by Janine A’bear
Research partner Gerd Masselink, Professor in Coastal Geomorphology, Plymouth University




Waves is available for further touring, presentation and archiving. For more information and bookings please contact Kay at kay@emptydeck.co