Alan Dunn & University of Leeds students – It is a dangerous undertaking, you will be risking your life

Says Alan Dunn:
Our title is taken from words we hear drifting through our art studio, words about danger and risk, perhaps from Edward A. Batory’s ‘Genevieve in the Hidden Kingdom’ but now repurposed by Shahmen. We hang out in the studio with our microphones for twenty minutes amongst the charcoal drawings, water coolers and spraypaint before meandering via the canteen to our music department where we listen carefully to our peers practising their clarinet and piano. We carry our Tascams and contact microphones back to the digital print and weaving laboratories where, wearing white labcoats, we think about the industrial revolution, health & safety and the machines that aid our learning.

These recordings and compositions for RADIO ON have been made by Art & Design students at University of Leeds working with Alan Dunn and supported by Louise K Wilson and Carl Allport: Edith Young, Sofya Tamarina, Hannah Story, India Martin, Maddie Knight, Millie Thompson, Scarlett Owens, Summer Davis, Natalie Ireland, Tim Huang, Susie Garvie, Chloe Hay, Fatimah Abdal, Morgan Scriven, Eleanor Bath and Lorraine Blanchet.