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ongoing investigation between Liquid Architecture and Melbourne Law School.

The Book:
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Publication abstract:

‘Eavesdropping: A Reader’ addresses the capture and control of our sonic world by state and corporate interests, alongside strategies of resistance. For editors James Parker (Melbourne Law School) and Joel Stern (Liquid Architecture), eavesdropping isn’t necessarily malicious. We cannot help but hear too much, more than we mean to. Eavesdropping is a condition of social life. And the question is not whether to eavesdrop, therefore, but how.

Featuring contributions from James Parker, Joel Stern, Norie Neumark, Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Susan Schuppli, Sean Dockray, Joel Spring, Fayen d’Evie and Jen Bervin, Samson Young, Manus Recording Project Collective.

  • Eavesdropping: A Reader
  • ISBN: 978-0-9951286-0-6

  • 224 pages, 16.5 x 23.4 cm, paperback
  • Edited by James Parker and Joel Stern
  • Designed by Public Office, Melbourne

  • Published by City Gallery Wellington in association with Liquid Architecture and Melbourne Law School, on the occasion of the exhibition Eavesdropping, curated by James Parker and Joel Stern, at City Gallery Wellington, 17 August–17 November 2019. The show was first presented at Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, 24 July–28 October 2018. Eavesdropping is an ongoing collaboration between Liquid Architecture and Melbourne Law School.