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Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2040-5669
  • E-ISSN: 2040-5677



This practice-led research is situated at the intersections between spatial design, somatics, sound art, sitebased performance and social choreography. A creative practice that thinks through doing, it interrogates the potential of a choreoauratic site-based performance practice to bring attention to the politics of public places, somatically, architecturally, and socially.

A new term choreoauratics is cultivated out of this practice-led research. It argues for the convergence of prosthetic listening and choreography as a critical spatial practice. Participatory choreographies intervene in public spaces, working poetically towards a recovery of the imperceptible, disappearing and the lost. Performing in the margins, the practice orchestrates an emergent form of public activism.

Social choreographies for the ears affect and politicise the way we inhabit and incorporate spaces. A new kind of subjectivity emerges through headphonic sound technologies and choreography. This activates the subject and the city in collisions and convergence, coming together in the striated, dispersed virtual space of listening prosthetically. Engaging in the unspectacular, the practice treads lightly, tuning into the intensities of the poetic, sound, the voice, place and the moving body.


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