The groundbreaking Tape Letters project was launched by Modus Arts to unearth, archive and re-present a portrait of the cultural heritage of Pakistani immigrants who settled in Britain between 1960 and 1980, and comment on their experiences of migration and identity.
The immigrants’ experiences are revealed through their use of audio cassette tapes as a mode of long distance communication. Drawing directly from first hand interviews and the informal and intimate conversations on the cassettes themselves, the project shines light on the unorthodox method of communication.
Deep listening sound videos contain creative interpretations of the individual testimonies uncovered, including audio footage taken directly from some of the surviving cassettes. These will be presented using binaural and wide stereo spatialisation to create a 3D stereo sound sensation for the listener. The videos will be followed with a live Q&A session.
Suitable for ages 11+ (under 18s must have an accompanying adult present during event).
Part of PHM’s programme exploring migration, co-created by a Community Programme Team made up of people whose lives have been shaped by migration.