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: Matt Parker

Matt Parker is an audiovisual composer, artist and sound designer based in London, UK. He creates immersive audiovisual experiences that reveal and amplify hidden connections between every-day technology and our environment. His work surveys the physical locations of ‘The Cloud’; capturing the unique acoustic footprint of the internet. It aims to highlight that whilst our smartphones sit silently on our dresser tables as we sleep, somewhere in the world a physical hive of noise, cables and chaos maintains our ‘digital selves’, with real analogue consequences to the surrounding environment.
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Blog: Sounding Paths: A residency for site-specific sound & intermedia projects

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