You can now listen to an excerpt of Caroline Devine’s University of the Air recording ‘On Air’, via the Open Arts Archive. The piece was part of a series of art works commissioned to celebrate the impact of the University’s research on society over the past 40 years. Hosted at the University’s Milton Keynes campus on 9 and 10 November 2013, the piece was a large-scale outdoor sound work designed into the walkways, buildings and grounds of The Open University campus.
The 60 channel sound installation transformed the air, animating the architectural and acoustic space around it. Artist, Caroline Devine explored the theme of OU research in design and technology, integrating an acoustic layer which allows fragments of thoughts, voices, knowledge, research and histories of The Open University to float on the air.