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Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) is a research centre of the University of the Arts London dedicated to the exploration of the rich complexities of sound as an artistic practice.

 

Our main aim is to extend the development of the emerging disciplinary field of sound arts and to encourage the broadening and deepening of the discursive context in which sound arts is practised.

Research Feature: I Am Not the Cancer

I Am Not the Cancer is a 6-channel video / 8-channel sound installation by John Wynne and Tim Wainwright. It is based on women from across Europe with advanced, or metastatic, breast cancer. Each participant’s contribution is unique and compelling, in part because rather than approaching them with an agenda, the artists used a kind of meditative working method to create a trusting atmosphere when recording and simply asked what was most important to them. Cancer not only affects the body but also encroaches on one’s sense of identity; the title of the piece came from the Dutch participant, Tootje, who said “I have cancer, but I am not the cancer. I am Tootje."
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Member Profile: Peter Cusack

Peter Cusack is a field recordist, musician and researcher with a long interest in the sound environment. Projects include community arts, researches into sound and our sense of place and documentary recordings in areas of special sonic interest (Lake Baikal, Siberia). His project Sounds From Dangerous Places explores soundscapes at sites of major environmental damage - Chernobyl exclusion zone; Caspian oil fields; UK nuclear sites. This project continues and is currently researching the regeneration of the North Aral Sea, Kazakhstan. He describes the use of sound to investigate documentary issues as sonic journalism.
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News: The Nuclear Archive: Sound Map, by Daniel Beck

The Nuclear Archive: Sound Map, by Daniel Beck, available at Season gallery Brick Lane
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