What You See is What You Hear

Tue 4 Feb – Wed 5 Feb 2020
A tour group stand in a circle in the British Library Entrance Hall at St Pancras
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Join us for a site-specific sound tour of the British Library and hear about the ideas in some of the public art on display

M J Long and Colin St John Wilson, the architects of the British Library St Pancras building, had a very personal relationship to the visual arts and not only selected the public art on display but also its placement. Following the idea that it is possible to imagine a sound world within ‘mute things’ (Toop, 2010) the tours will use recordings from the British Library Sound Archive to expand on the stories in works by artists such as Antony Gormley, R B  Kitaj and Eduardo Paolozzi.

Curated by Jasmine Pierre and Catherine Smith as part of our Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project which aims to help save the nation’s sounds and open them up to everyone.

Free | Ticket required


Name: What You See is What You Hear
Where: Entrance Hall
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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Price: Free Event: £0.00
Enquiries: +44 (0)1937 546546
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