Artists Wesam Al Asali, FRAUD and Nastassja Simensky come together to bring a critical framing to the concept of preservation. Embracing different methodologies and spanning diverse contexts – from the Syrian conflict, to pre and postindustrial England – their practices shed light on issues of accountability, agency, power and ownership.
Sound from the Ground
Somewhere between film, sound art and theatre, Duncan Speakman's walk mixed text, performance and live mixed sound to create a unique experience of Loughborough. He sought to prompt fellow walkers to think about how people use sound to navigate physical and socio-political environments. He drew upon the poetics of Loughborough's everyday, mediating them through technology and live performance to dig deep into collective and individual memory.
Duncan Speakman is a composer and sound artist based at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol. He creates narrative sound led experiences that engage audiences in uncontrolled public and private space. He regularly creates bespoke work internationally including installations on trains in Guangzhou, loudspeaker symphonies in New Zealand, audio walks in Saitama, and sound installations in Porto; he has also recently developed a number of hybrid print/digital experiments.