When something is “unsound” the first response, in any context, is to reject the validity of the thing in question. A structure or building that is integrally fragile can be unsound. A decision based on a lack of evidence can be unsound. The reckless activities of powerful corporations can be unsound. An individual’s irrational behavior […]

Find a mechanical rhythm; breathe in and out of synchronicity. Overhear conversations; relay the sentences to one another in a circle Imagine the sound of something that could not be here … Part of the Summer Institute in Qualitative Research: Putting Theory to Work

Speaking about the technique of collaging William Burroughs famously declared, “when you cut into the present the future leaks out.” In the visual arts, collaging and montaging has a significant cannon. From its roots in European Dadaism in the early years of the twentieth century, collaging as a method and practice was vibrant and politically […]

  Collages produced as part of a ‘Points of Listening’ workshop.

Form a listening structure together Find a border or threshold. Listen to both sides Find a quiet Place. Hold your pulse … Part of the Arts Based Methods series of events

Whilst researching the route for unsoundwalk #1 I was struck by the support systems and structures for trees and saplings around the MMU building. The night before, at the Biosocial Research lab, we discussed text works by Erin Manning and Donna Haraway, and amongst many things, how movement is a process of affective precarity that […]

Amongst ruins and the glow of radioactive fallout a single house remains. It is August 4th 2026 and we hear a computer-controlled home going through its daily routine. The AI voice-clock performs its tasks but it is continually greeted by silence. Is anybody listening? Where are the signs of life? Something is wrong. Tick tock, […]