Sonic Acts of Noticing deploys listening as critical spatial practice that can alter subjectivities and remake space in ways that emphasise care, ecological relations and emancipatory learning. We prototype an interactive audio-textual environment, where sound compositions comprised of field recordings from three sites in Sheffield, UK, collide with textual artefacts that are temporally coded to the audio. Provocations, quotations, and critical and journalistic writing, augment, subvert, amplify and dissonate listening, in relation to your navigation of the site and spaces of the street, opening new possibilities and configurations.
Authors: Julia Udall, Alex De Little, Jon Orlek, Joe Gilmore and Richard Cook
We share with you some of the high street sites where we are working, in Sheffield, interspersed wth some sneak peeks of our website as a tool to encourage careful listening.
Cast: Julia Udall, Alex De Little, Jon Orlek
Video Production: Jules Lister. Direction: Jon Orlek.
Audio: Alex DeLittle. Annimation: Joe Gilmore and Richard Cook. Script Julia Udall and Jon Orlek.
All videos and images for illustrative purposes only.
Location: Sheffield, UK
Our team is composed of two architectural designers and educators, a sound artist, and two web design-researchers. We come together to explore the potential of foregrounding the sonic in the creation of emancipatory spaces. We operate at the intersection of practice, teaching and research; the material, the sonic and the virtual, in order to find modes and sites of intervention that will support collective learning and transformative change.