In the mind’s ear

Spinks, Tansy ORCID logoORCID: (2016) In the mind’s ear. [Show/Exhibition]


Imaginary Text Scores for Peckham is a small exhibition of sound-related texts that evolved after listening walks were undertaken in the environs of the M2 gallery.

If the term ‘audiate’ is to hearing what ‘visualise’ is to seeing, can we perhaps train ourselves to be more aware of the aural aspects of our surroundings and memories, by listening and giving priority to our ears?

The audiator/viewer of this exhibition is invited to read and imagine a series of Peckham related sounds that were ‘collected’ by the group on a sound walk led by Tansy Spinks earlier in the year. A series of rubbings taken from shoe soles fills another volume. In addition, aural and oral related excerpts from Muriel Spark’s novel The Ballad of Peckham Rye, 1960 are interspersed to give a sense of the sounds of a site-specific past.

Bound as sets of text scores, every open page may prompt a unique aural moment in the mind, a site-specific sound, the experience of which will have a different resonance for each reader who silently ‘performs’ the sounds for themselves.

Venue Details

  1. In The Mind’s Ear: Imaginary Text Scores for Peckham
    • Location: M2 Gallery, Peckham, London, UK
    • Dates: 22 Mar 22 - 08 May 2016

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Research Areas: A. > School of Art and Design
Item ID: 19975
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Depositing User: Dr Tansy Spinks
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2016 10:13
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2016 14:40

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