"Sound is what you turn to" is a performance piece that examines the role of sound and music in state-sponsored torture, focusing on connections among sensory overload, sensory deprivation, and experiences of displacement. The work is paired with a reading of the poem "But, They Um…" by poet Jennie Neighbors, which is based on torture memos from the United States' War on Terror.


"When your senses are removed from you and you're unable to see anything, sound is what you turn to…"
 -Moazzam Begg