Second Floor

Brain Wave

Beta Wave

Frequency Effect

Concentration, mentally activity, attention directed to the outside world, engaged in problem solving, judgment, decision making, and engaged in focused mental activity, highly complex thought, integrating new experiences, high anxiety, or excitement.

Sonic Clues

Dominant theme Joseph Edward Southall (23 August 1861 – 6 November 1944) English painter associated with the Arts and Crafts movement, and former student at Margaret Street. Southall was the leader of the Birmingham Group of Artist-Craftsmen—one of the last outposts of Romanticism in the visual arts. Southall was an active socialist and pacifist, his main artistic output during the Great War were anti-war cartoons printed in pamphlets and magazines, which number among his most powerful works and was President of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA) from 1939 and stayed in this post until his death in 1944. Recordings for this project where taken on site of his former studio / house Charlotte Road in Edgbaston, Birmingham (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VW7HRtiPPto&feature=youtu.be) where he worked from 1880 until the end of his life.


Peace or Famine
Sketch for Peace
The Return of Peace

All those who sit in the high places and cast the people into the pit

Blessed our banners and bade speed to our swords

The Obliterator

Nothing standing and nothing breathing

A clean sweep of civilization

Inscription from Babylon

Divine law stood above human laws

‘Thou shalt not kill’

Fables and Illustrations

The ‘priests of Jingo’ and the ruling classes of Europe

The Earth and the Moon

The real danger lay not in any attack from the moon but from the errors and greed of the magicians

This disloyal person was at once cast into prison

Wounded and shell shocked soldiers who are patients at military hospital to be admitted free to the Vittoria Street Arts School and to Margaret Street


House painting

Birmingham Local Food Control Committee used Margaret Street in rooms 18 and 18a and the architectural room to set maximum retail prices for home-killed meat