Resounding in the Museum

Research collaboration and installation 

Project launch June 2017, followed by public visiting times and a workshop with other practitioners and academics. 

Part of the ‘Sensory Engagement: Arts, Museum, and Research Collaboration for Sound Practice’ project at the University of Nottingham, bringing together practitioners and researchers to investigate new approaches to sound in heritage spaces. I lead the collaboration with sound historian James Mansell (UoN) with UoN researchers Jonathan Hale and Mark Rawlinson. After sharing a research phase, I developed a new installation, The Heavy Note that engaged with the space and history of the Brewhouse Yard Museum Caves.

The project asks questions about co-working between academic and artist practice, the ways in which sound can facilitate an alternative mode of sensory engagement in the museum setting and how sound can act as the primary artefact and mode of museum engagement, beyond a resource for interpretation and information.