This film was produced using wallpapers from the Museum of Domestic Design & Architecture, and audio developed by Dr Felicity Ford. There is also a book about the Sonic Wallpapers project, a touring exhibition featuring the historic wallpaper samples, and an online exhibition at the MoDA website: moda.mdx.ac.uk/home

This is one of three Sonic Wallpaper films exhibited together on plinths as a tryptich in The Glass Tank at Oxford Brookes University from 25th February to 4th March 2013 during the Audiograft Festival. Audiograft is an annual sound art and composition festival organised by the Sonic Art Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University: audiograft.com/

Sonic Wallpapers was developed by Dr Felicity Ford using interviews and field-recordings. Voluntary interviewees visited MoDA near the start of the project and offered their opinions on a selection of wallpapers. These informal discussions were recorded, and recordings based on people’s responses were created in subsequent months. The interviews and sounds were collated into short Sonic Wallpaper pieces which compliment the physical wallpaper designs held in the collection, and help us to contemplate MoDA’s wallpapers in a new way.

This video combines some of the wallpapers from the MoDA collection with the sound-pieces developed in response to them. MoDA is part of Middlesex University; many thanks to both MoDA and Middlesex University for allowing these historic wallpapers to be used in the installation at Audiograft.

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