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Ultra-red is a sound art collective founded in 1994 by two Los Angeles AIDS activists. Utilizing a practice called, "militant sound research," Ultra-red investigations unfold over time alongside political movements wherein listening serves as the medium and as a site of inquiry. Today the collective has a dozen members working in research teams based in Berlin, Los Angeles, New York, and the U.K. Ultra-red have exhibited and performed extensively, published essays, and released over a dozen recordings. However, much of the collective’s work occurs outside of contemporary art, but embedded in popular education and movement building around gender justice, anti-racism, struggles of migration, housing justice, HIV/AIDS, and poor people’s movements.