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THIS IS A VOICE

An exciting new exhibition, which explores how the unique grain of our voice locates us socially, geographically and psychologically.

The Wellcome Collection’s new exhibition traces the material quality of the voice by looking inside vocal tracts, restless minds and speech devices, in order to understand its complex psychological and physiological origins.

The exhibition begins with the embodied voice, its evolutionary and social origins, and ends within the contemporary realm of disembodied voices, where machines talk back to us, sometimes with uncanny feeling. Designed as an acoustic journey, or series of soundings, the exhibition brings together a wide range of works by contemporary artists and vocalists, punctuated by paintings, manuscripts, medical illustrations and anthropological research.

This is a Voice
Wellcome Collection
14 April - 31 July 2016