The Listening Line (2021)
The Listening Line is a phoneline accessed by calling 0121 75 11 929. You can also interact with The Listening Line website and chatbot.
Although the project is digital physical phone hubs and boxes can also be installed within spaces.
The Listening Line, a space for exhausted voices to be heard. A space to talk confidentially without worrying about what you have said to who. It's a space to let off steam and express your feelings, thoughts and emotions. A space to know it's okay, to know that feelings matter and that we are all experiencing new feelings and emotions all the time. It's a space to share and support by simply saying ‘this helped me’, and knowing that you have been heard.
The project explores how counselling strategies can be used in art practice to create new space for voices to be heard and listened to. This is ethically underpinned by my training to be a counsellor and numerous ethical and legal conversations with industry professionals.