Membranes, Muscles and Machines was an audio-visual lab at ICA London investigating the multiple ways that objects can be perceived, recorded and re-imagined through technology and the body. Participants listened to the hidden sounds of inanimate objects, created sound effects from everyday materials, and experimented with the camera as a tool that can be modified, re-purposed and subjectively transformed.
The lab resulted in a collaborative film and soundtrack that treated materiality, the body and technology as vibrant agents within the construction of experimental sound and image making.
Commissioned by ICA London as part of the Eloise Hawser exhibition, Lives on Wire. Part of STOP PLAY RECORD: a joint initiative between Arts Council England and Channel 4 (Random Acts), in partnership with Bloomberg New Contemporaries, Chisenhale Gallery, DAZED, Kingston University and SPACE.