With My Ear to the Wall
9th October 2022
- Accessible Car Parking
- Accessible Toilet
- Age Friendly
- Assistance Dogs Welcome
- Baby Changing Facilities
- Family Friendly Venue
- Guide Dogs Welcome
- Parent And Baby
- Wheelchair Accessible
With My Ear to the Wall is an intimate and tactile audio installation at Contact. Inciting empathy, a sense of closeness and an almost voyeuristic curiosity, With My Ear to the Wall is an opportunity to eavesdrop on the tender insights of the lives of strangers.
Each tumbler is designed to be placed against the wall and shares the voice of a person with experience of health-based isolation / extended periods of time spent at home.
Jenny Gaskell is a Manchester-based artist who has a history of anxiety and depression. One of her best friends has a long-term health condition which means she’s not always able to leave the house for stretches of time.
Her friend said to her once:
‘I wonder if people forget I exist, because they just don’t see me around’.
With My Ear to the Wall creates ways to help us remain connected to people who are not always in the room and to listen to perspectives which are at risk of not being heard.
You can access the work remotely at WithMyEarToTheWall.com (password: CLOSER)
3D printed tumblers are made with recycled, recyclable and biodegradable plastic.