Monday, 1 December 2014


We are pleased to announce that the Disembodied Voice Society project has been awarded a Research and Development Grant from Arts Council England.


To follow our activities and upcoming events please keep an eye on this blog or visit our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/thedisembodiedvoice 

Sunday, 30 November 2014

Monday, 24 November 2014






24th November

London South Bank University - MSc Environmental & Architectural Acoustics

A big thank you to Dr Brad Backus and Dr Stephen Dance for having our group visiting one of their lectures and the Anechoic Chamber. 

Dr Brad Backus presented a seminar on hearing as part of the Subjective and Environmental acoustics Module and amongst many things we learned about the outer, middle and inner ear, dancing hair cells, elephants ability to 'hear' through the earth vibrations and much more. 

After the lecture we met with Dr Stephen Dance at the Anechoic Chamber and talked about the study of acoustics, the London underground announcement system as well as a whole range of associated topics. 



Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Research visit to Brussels and Performing Objects



14-17 November 2014

To explore international links and connections with other Vision Forum groups we travelled to Brussels to meet up with the Performing Objects group.  

Talking to Marjolijn Dijkman, artist and co-founder of the interdependent art initiative Enough Room for Space we learned about their project Performing Objects and its current development and how each artist had approached the idea of research and development, linking the common theme of performing objects to their own individual practices.  

We also visited HOTEL CHARLEROI 2014 in Ville Basse, the lower part of Charleroi’s city centre which was co-initiated by one of the Performing Objects members. 

We look forward to follow the development of each others projects. 

Thank you Marjolijn and Maarten for hosting us! 

Monday, 3 November 2014

First Public Event























For the inaugural event at Danielle Arnaud on the 29th October 2014 the Disembodied Voice group members presented material relating to their own practice and interests concerning ideas of the disembodied voice and its place in contemporary culture.

A range of related video clips and references came out as a result from the discussions. Here are links to some of them:

Dating an OS

How to donate your voice...

Wizard Revealed

A lift engineer reels through the entire vocabulary of an Otis elevator

Deactivation of Hal 9000

First computer to sing - Daisy Bell

Sunday, 26 October 2014

Public Event 29th October 2014





The Disembodied Voice
Wednesday 29th October
7-9pm


The newly formed research group ‘The Disembodied Voice’ will host its first public event to introduce a series of references in the form of film clips, ideas, texts etc. Each member of the group will present material relating to their own practice and interests concerning ideas of the disembodied voice and its place in contemporary culture. 

The group is formed of Maia Conran, Patrick Coyle, Karen Di Franco, The Hut Project, and Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry who are also coordinating the programme over the coming months. 


For the event at Danielle Arnaud visitors are invited to take part in discussing the presented material as well as celebrating the inaugural event of this research project.  

Monday, 13 October 2014

The Disembodied Voice


Through critical engagement, discursive processes and production this collaborative research project sets out to investigate the relationship between the disembodied voice and contemporary visual culture. Working together the group will explore an array of questions and ideas relating to their individual practices and concepts surrounding the disembodied voice. The groups participants work across different fields from film making, performance, writing, curating and archiving. 

Working through the groups’ individual disciplines the research will explore expanded ideas and complexities of the disembodied voice to leave room for unexpected discoveries, connections and expansions of the subject. The group will take part in workshops, site visits and activities held by guest speakers from a variety of fields to expand on their practice.

The research process will open up for further input by hosting open public events throughout the project. 

More information about the participants:  
Karen Di Franco - http://www.karendifranco.net/ 
Karin Kihlberg & Reuben Henry - http://www.karinkihlberg-reubenhenry.org/