Her Figure a Song

Johanna Linsley (Artist), Rebecca Collins (Artist)

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance


Her Figure a Song is a new piece of performance by Johanna Linsley and Rebecca Collins. Part experimental documentary, part eco-fable, part detective thriller, the piece stages an extended eavesdropped investigation of the East Coast of the UK. Her Figure a Song listens in on political, social and cultural dynamics; industries and infrastructures; contested histories and futures that are under negotiation. The 50-minute long piece combines spoken text, recorded sound, vocalisation and choreography. Complex ideas and dynamics are balanced by deadpan humour, a sense of unpredictability and a dramaturgy of surprise.Stolen Voices is an ongoing artistic research project by Johanna Linsley and Rebecca Collins using ‘eavesdropping’ as a methodology for connecting performance, place, and sonic investigation. The artists have been supported by Sound & Music and Snape Maltings on a series of collaborations with composers and sonic artists which are being compiled into an album for release in 2019. Linsley and Collins are currently completing a book arising from the project.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2019


  • Sound
  • Eavesdropping
  • Performance
  • Aurality
  • Coast


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  • Stolen Voices

    Collins, R. & Linsley, J.

    1/09/14 → …

    Project: Project from a former institution

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