Stolen Voices – an eavesdropping practicum for anyone who likes to listen in.
Stolen Voices is about eavesdropping. It is about listening-in, or the way listening is always positioned in space and in time. It is about overhearing, or the stuff we add to everything we perceive – the biases and associations that feed our narratives about the world that surrounds us. Finally, it is about the (often uncomfortably) unstable border between private and public that we all negotiate by existing in common with others. This workshop is open to anyone who has ever contemplated the pleasures and perils of a stranger’s voice, but it might be of particular interest to artists working with sound or the voice; artists interested in the relationship between writing and performance; and artists whose practices deal with the boundaries between private and public.
This three-hour workshop will involve a series of ‘missions’ in public spaces, with upskilling in eavesdropping tactics from the artists, and group discussion on the outcomes of these missions and their potential value in artistic practice.
The workshop is free, but an RSVP is essential – to do so, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.