I have been commissioned by Tate Britain to run a series of silent soundwalks or “Ear Walks” around the gallery as part of a participatory day of art events for families on June 9th 2012 for BP Saturdays: Tate Together. The Listening Ears (above) are the development of a design first proposed for Artists Don’t Bite in Maidstone, and finally realised with the support of Tate Britain. They function as a performative sculpture, serving to focus the sound coming from in front of the wearer up to a distance of 20 or 30 metres, to produce a dislocating and selective “view” of the soundscape.
The LIstening Ears at Tate Britain from Joseph Young on Vimeo.
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