Only Expansion

Only Expansion
0117 927 5100

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Date Times
Fri 26 Oct 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00
Sat 27 Oct 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00, 18:00, 19:00, 20:00, 21:00
Ticket prices: £5.00. Please collect your headphones at the desk in Watershed's upstairs foyer. The walk will last about 40 minutes and will take place outdoors, please dress for the weather.

Please note this is not a guided walk, you will each make your own way through the city - you are given prompts but you choose the route you take, so the distance and speed is up to you. It is designed as a solo experience, but you can choose to make your journey alongside other people.

An augmented audio walk by Duncan Speakman

"I found him digging around in the ashes of what was left. He said ‘You won’t shoot me’, I said ‘I’ve lost everything, got nothing else to lose’"

Award-winning composer and Pervasive Media Studio resident Duncan Speakman invites you to experience an augmented audio walk through Bristol, one that seamlessly combines the sound of your surroundings with an evocative music score and recordings of changing environments from across the globe.

As sea levels rise and wildfires burn, Only Expansion remixes the sound of Bristol so you can experience sonically how your own life might change in the future. A beautifully made guidebook prompts you to explore the city, choosing your own route, while headphones with customised electronics capture and manipulate the sounds around you. Voices of passers by become a choir, bus brakes create pulsating rhythms, these might then be blended with desert winds from Tunisia or the crumbling coasts of Norfolk.

A visceral and poetic reflection on what it means to live on a planet in crisis, Only Expansion connects the here to the elsewhere, letting you experience our tangled ecology through sound.

Only Expansion is commissioned by University of Exeter Arts And Culture. It was developed with support from Lydgalleriet Bergen, Theatre in The Mill Bradford, and Arts Council National Lottery Project Grants.