Distant Voices was commissioned for Galoshans Festival in collaboration with Inverclyde Heritage Hub. It is a response to images of WW1 soldiers I discovered during a research period at the Heritage Hub. Whilst looking through microfiche images of newspapers from that time, I started to discover 'death notices' These are simple black and white portraits of soldiers who had passed away or had been injured. The more I looked at the images, the more they reminded me of young men I know now. This raised questions for me about if there was a war today, would these be the young men serving today.