Now on - THIS IS A VOICE

On at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney until 28 January 2018.

'THIS IS A VOICE' looks inside vocal tracts, restless minds and speech devices to capture the elusive nature of the human voice.

This exhibition explores how the unique grain of our voice locates us socially, geographically and psychologically and how the voice is utterly flexible and can be altered with treatment and training. Designed as an acoustic journey, the spotlight is cast on the meaning and emotions conveyed through the patterns of rhythm, stress and intonation.

Non-verbal forms of communication are emphasised, revealing the power of the voice before and beyond words. 'THIS IS A VOICE' presents works by artists and vocalists, punctuated by paintings, manuscripts, medical illustrations and ethnographic objects.