Unsound : Undead brings together AUDINT’s research into the peripheries of audition as explored in their edited collection Unsound:Undead (Urbanomic Press April 2019)
From high frequency crowd control systems, whispering windows, and directional ultrasound technology to haptic feedback devices using vibration within immersive VR, the parameters of the sonic are constantly re-engineered.
AUDINT refer to such augmentations, which extend audition to encompass the imperceptible and the not-yet or no-longer audible, as unsound. The notion of undead, for them, is a cipher, constantly recrypted by socio-economic, political, aesthetic, techno-scientific, juridical, and other forces. The imperceptible cosmology of unsound in its oscillating relationship to the undead defines the audiovisual events of this exhibition.
For the past ten years the AUDINT group has been researching these peripheries of sonic perception and the portals they open to new dimensions. AUDINT is a UK based research unit operating across the fields of sound, performance, theory/fiction, film and installation art. Currently consisting of Souzana Zamfe, Toby Heys, Steve Goodman (Kode9), and Eleni Ikoniadou, AUDINT was formed to investigate the weaponisation of vibration, sonic perception, and the otherworldly dimensions of the inaudible.
Performances and installations have been produced for galleries and festivals including Tate Britain, Mutek Montreal, Unsound Krakow, New Forms Vancouver, Sonar Istanbul, Transmediale Berlin, Art in General New York, Spike Island Bristol.