Tineke De Meyer
It Must Have Been Dark By Then
A book and audio experience
that uses a mixture of evocative music, narration and field recording to bring you stories of changing environments,
from the swamplands of Louisiana, to empty Latvian villages and the edge of the Tunisian Sahara.
Unlike many audio guides, there is no preset route, the software builds a unique map for each person’s experience.
It is up to you to choose your own path through the city,
connecting the remote to the immediate, the precious to the disappearing.

Somewhere between a travel journal and a poetic reflection on connection, progress and memory.
The experience asks the listener to seek out types of locations in their own environment,
and once there it offers sounds and stories from remote but related situations.
At each location the listener/reader is invited to tie those memories to the place they are in,
creating a map of both where they are right now and of places that may not exist in the future.
Dramaturgy, concept development and voice
for project by Duncan Speakman.
a.o. presented on:
True False Festival, Columbia, March 2018
IDFA Doclab Jury sel., Amsterdam, November 2017
Screen City Biennial, Stavanger, October 2017
British Library, London, July 2017
Selection Digital Dozen Breakthroughs in Storytelling 2018, Columbia University