The exhibit investigated active listening, the politics of the voice, and sounds of war through video, photography, and sculpture. Over the course of a year, Mann visited historical spaces of listening in Southern California, from both WWI and the Cold War era, to explore the properties of sound at these sites. The resulting videos and photographs, created alone and with frequent collaborator, musician Juliana Snapper, reveal acoustic phenomenon reveberating through these locations. Mann’s sculptures, inspired by pre-radar WWI listening devices, provocatively tune into the sonic arenas of the gallery space and beyond by probing the ways architecture transmits sound through the body. These recent artworks continue Mann’s inquiry into how active listening can unlock political histories.