Postcards from the Ongoing Investigation: Stolen Voices with Jan Mertens

  • Jan Mertens (Participant)
  • Linsley, J. (Speaker)
  • Rebecca Collins (Speaker)

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - media article or participation


    Stolen Voices uses ‘eavesdropping’ to explore the East Coast of the UK. Since 2014 artists Rebecca Collins and Johanna Linsley have been listening in on political, social and cultural dynamics; industries and infrastructures; contested histories and futures that are under negotiation. The work imagines public spaces as semi-fictional constructions, as if an Agatha Christie novel has shattered over a town and evidence got caught in the local soundscape.

    Stolen Voices is a collaboration between Rebecca Collins and Johanna Linsley, artists and researchers based in Edinburgh and Dundee, respectively. Jan Mertens is a musician and sound designer from Ghent, Belgium. The Stolen Voices album was mastered by Adam Matschulat. Flora Pitrolo acted as production consultant. We are grateful to each of them for their time, skill and listening. We dedicate this track to ‘The Team’.

    Lights Out Listening Group is a unique listening event that takes place in almost complete darkness
    Period3 Jun 2020