duncan speakman

My work explores how we use sound to navigate geographical, personal and political environments, creating experiences that physically and emotionally engage audiences in public spaces.

Many of my pieces, such as the soundwalks and live performances, are experienced on headphones while walking through public spaces.
Sometimes they are pre-recorded, at other times they may use satellite positioning, live performers and realtime sound processing.
Recently I have been developing a mass participation form called a 'subtlemob' (info here http://subtlemob.com )
Other projects include large-scale video projections, micro-documentaries and books.
I add to my research into sound and social spaces by developing street based games.

Throughout my practice I have been trying to adopt Grierson’s definition of documentary as ‘the creative treatment of actuality’.

my personal work can be seen at http://duncanspeakman.net