This is a Voice

12 August 2017 – 28 January 2018

Contemplate the evolution of speech and celebrate the aural and oral nature of the human voice in this immersive exhibition.

Experience the human voice, explore how it locates us socially, geographically and psychologically, and learn how the voice is utterly flexible and can be altered with treatment and training.

Designed as an acoustic journey, delve inside vocal tracts, restless minds and speech devices to discover how meaning and emotions are conveyed through the patterns of rhythm, stress and intonation.

With an emphasis on non-verbal forms of communication, the exhibition reveals the power of the voice before and beyond words.

Blending theatre, video, visuals and sound, This is a Voice presents works by artists and vocalists, punctuated by paintings, manuscripts, medical illustrations and ethnographic objects.

This is a Voice is a Wellcome Collection exhibition produced in collaboration with the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS).