2016 Events

Absconditi Viscus


Thursday, 17 March 2016


18.00 - 20.00


BCU School of Art, B3 3BX



Join sound artist Justin Wiggan for the launch of Absconditi Viscus, a series of phonic excavations from Birmingham City University School of Art’s archives during the period 1914 to 1918.

Following a series of public workshops, Wiggan presents five sound pieces which have been embedded into the fabric of the building at Margaret Street and are accessible only through QR codes. Visitors are invited to use their smart phones to access the sound files which will enable them to engage with the phonic residue left within the fabric of the School of Art building on Margaret Street after those four years of political and social turbulence.
Absconditi Viscus is an ongoing project which considers the notion of historical phonic information that is lost but continues to permeate and affect physical and psychological space, leaving a legacy for subsequent generations.

Presented by Justin Wiggan in partnership with Birmingham City University and Voices of War and Peace.