Honk! If Your Body's Not Yours! uses sound material and audio recordings to open up the discussion around the main theme of the exhibition Keep Your Timber Limber, by providing an alternative way of reading issues around the body and its representation. Initial results of Honk! If Your Body’s Not Yours! are investigated in a public event on Thursday 5 September, looking at the relationship between art and activism today.
By listening to an audio playlist, the audience is given a chance to attend a series of alternative perspectives that hint towards a set of relationships between economics, politics, race, gender, law, science, and the body.
The project utilises archival sound material, interviews, audio clips, and other recordings, alongside sound contributions from Marlene McCarty, Donna Haraway, Judith Butler, James Baldwin, Gran Fury, ACT UP and Ultra-red amongst others, as well as members of different social collectives based in London, that directly engage the struggle around the body. The audio guide is not the project’s end point, but rather an ongoing work in progress that continues to develop through conversation and research throughout the duration of the exhibition.
MP3 players and headphones are available to collect from the ICA Box Office. Alternatively you can download the playlist to your smartphone via our Soundcloud page:
Project initiated by Student Forum members Anna Kontopoulou and Victor Wang.