How do urban noises affect our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing? Explore the effects of urban noise at Tate Exchange!


KIMA: Noise will combine geometric sound sculpture, large-scale, real-time projection and live streaming of urban noise from around Tate Modern. KIMA: Noise, will run alongside a rich programme of activities to explore urban noises through participatory art, talks, a performance and a workshop at Tate Exchange.


Open daily between 12:00 – 18:00 with an additional program of events. Details below (additional tickets needed)


Following a year-long development with Stephen Stansfeld, Queen Mary University of London, KIMA: Noise presents the outcome of this collaboration between research and cutting-edge, participatory art at Tate Exchange to the public. The project brings together scientists and artists with local communities and the general public to open a discourse on the impact of noise on wellbeing. Through innovative art practices, the collective Analema Group will highlight the effect of urban noise on health.


Tate Exchange is a space for everyone to make, play, talk, and reflect, and to discover new perspectives through art. Based at Tate Modern and Tate Liverpool, Tate Exchange works with over sixty associates to collaboratively produce a programme that explores the impact of art on individuals, communities, and societies.


London is a major city with noise problems just like any other large metropolitan area. Noise pollution, ranging from effects generated by the nuisance of traffic to airplane hums, disrupts everyday life and affects us whether we are aware of it or not.


The project is part of ongoing development, including Prof. Stephen Stansfeld, and leading institutions such as Queen Mary University as well as the EMERGE centre and the National Centre for Computer Animation at Bournemouth University. The project is supported by PRG UK – provider of events technology, products and services as well as PSL Mediagroup and Accucities.


Two talks and a workshop will complete our program at the Tate Exchange. Interviews with experts and local residents will contribute to a film which captures oral histories of experiences of noise.


Open daily between 12:00 – 18:00 with an additional program of events. Details below (additional tickets needed)


Noise and Well-being, Opening Talk, Wednesday, 20 November 2019 at 16.00, Tate Exchange


KIMA: Noise, Participatory Opening Event, Friday, 22 November 2019 at 18.30, open to all


Urban Noise and Communities, Talk with Experts, Saturday, 23 November 2019 at 15.00, Tate Exchange


KIMA: Noise workshop with local Communities, Sunday, 24 November at 12.00

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