The project began with an invitation to make a performance that would take place in complete darkness.
Rhiannon performs versions of lullabies from around the world, drawing on extensive research from publications and recording archives.
The Lullaby Directory explores in particular those lullabies that express a wish to harm the baby, touch as part of the listening experience, and uses bespoke amplification techniques that turn singing into highly responsive vibrations.
The Lullaby Directory has been shown as:
- a multi-sensory performance taking place in total darkness at Battersea Arts Centre
- a site-specific choral performance at Wellcome Collection Reading Room
- a theatre performance incorporating science fiction writing at The Yard Theatre