DX17 installation, by Kin and Nick Ryan for IWM Duxford

To mark the centenary of the Imperial War Museum and the beginnings of RAF Duxford, sound artist Nick Ryan was asked to create a site-specific sound sculpture.

Kin was brought in as a collaborator to design, produce and install the sculpture and technology.

100 lights under the surface of the plane represent 100 memories. As each light pulses, voices, signals, anecdotes and stories are played through them.

The signals are interpreted by the visitor, who holds a receiver comprising a light sensor and headphones.

As visitors move between the lights, it has the effect of scanning a radio as the technology powering the receiver is analogue.

A background soundscape plays out over the duration of the 15-minute experience and includes a Spitfire flypast.