"As Slowly As Possible"

Linsley, J. (Speaker), Rebecca Collins (Participant)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

Description

“Stolen Voices: A Slowly Expanding Eavesdrop on the East Coast of
the UK”
Stolen Voices uses listening as both a methodology and as a material. It is a
research enquiry which uses eavesdropping to physically mine specific geographical locations for ‘sonorous data’. The use of sound and voices is derived from a process of ‘listening in’ to consider their overlooked potential for the creation of performance and the construction of a research investigation focused on the act of listening as both a spatial practice and as something that is necessarily collective.
Some ‘event’ has taken place along the East Coast of the UK and we have been
tasked with the job of figuring out what that is. While the outline of the event may be difficult to pin down, the urgency of investigation is fueled by concrete
concerns. Unfolding over a number of years, in response to what we hear, the
investigation necessarily proceeds slowly, in the opened up and hollowed out spaces of ‘sonorous time’ (Jean‐Luc Nancy, 2007) .
At its core, Stolen Voices is a research enquiry which asks: what is listening and what makes a listener? How can listening atune us to the complexities of
contemporary political, economic, ecological and social processes? What kind of
structures got us to where we are now, and how do we seek out levers for change?
How do the rhythms and atmospheres of specific geographic locations inform,
reveal and snitch on history?
Part performance, part methodological exposition, this paper invites you to listen in on a sequence of eavesdropped extracts from the East Coast of the UK.
Link to performance extract:
https://soundcloud.com/stolen‐voices‐895422176/stolen‐voices‐aberdeen‐episode
Period26 May 2018
Event typeConference
LocationAmsterdam, Netherlands