Wellcome Collection, This Is A Voice – New Commissions

‘THIS IS A VOICE’ is a new exhibition by Wellcome Collection. It looks inside vocal tracts, restless minds and speech devices to capture the elusive nature of the human voice.

This exhibition explores how the unique grain of our voice locates us socially, geographically and psychologically and how the voice is utterly flexible and can be altered with treatment and training.

Designed as an acoustic journey, the spotlight is cast on the meaning and emotions conveyed through the patterns of rhythm, stress and intonation. Non-verbal forms of communication are emphasised, revealing the power of the voice before and beyond words.

‘THIS IS A VOICE’ presents works by artists and vocalists, punctuated by paintings, manuscripts, medical illustrations and ethnographic objects.

Elaine was commissioned a short work and invited Dam Van Huynh to co-create “The Nude Voice”. She also collaborates alongside David Toop and Sam Belinfante.

10 & 12 May 2016 – The Ecology of the Voice curated by David Toop

31 May – 5 June 2016 – Feedback collaborative sharing devised by Sam Belinfante and Elaine Mitchener

21-26 June 2016 – The Nude Voice devised by long-term collaborators Elaine Mitchener and choreographer Dam Van Huynh

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