I'm delighted to have been invited to be give the keynote lecture at the Pluriversal Volume Symposium, University of the Arts London, 1 December 5.30pm Online.
I look forward to sharing my latest work and reflecting upon the artwork of the graduating student in the MA Sound Arts course, before the students share their research posters.
There is an accompanying exhibition running from 30 Nov - 3 Dec at Dilston Grove Gallery, London.
Register for the symposium online here
Image credit: Martyn Riley: Red Datsun*White Jag (detail) | Photo credit: Martyn Riley
We're delighted to have been invited by Struer Tracks to create a new artwork as part of this years festival - as part of Shortwave Collective I'll be brining a Living Radio Lab to the shores of Struer at the end of August. Our open-process lab will share be a slice of the joys of being part of Shortwave and playing with radios.
In compliment, I'm also going to be case studying this excellent festival as part of my PhD research at SONCITIES, University of Oxford to learn more about the curatorial and artistic approaches to Struer's public spaces. This will be my second case studying following an amazing experience at Tsonami Festival in Valparaíso, Chile, last December.
Follow Struer Tracks, Shortwave Collective and I on socials for festival updates.
I had the pleasure of travelling to Braunschweig to develop a new sound walk for the Braunschweig is listening! festival.www.klangstaetten.de/
Walking Through the Anthropocene was a guided 1.5 hours walk away from the city centre, exploring our entanglement with everything around us. It is also available as a sound map for self-led walks.
'Urban living is now a global condition with more than 50% of humans living in urban environments. We are not only more present across the globe now than when our cities were first built, but we are also entangled with it - 'In this present time of planetary devastation and subsequent ecological awareness of the fact that the end of the world might have already happened, what used to be called nature or culture becomes only an entangled subcomponent in a myriad of geo-bio-socio assemblages.'
As the term the Anthropocene defines, our human living has changed the environment around us, resulting in 'more-than-(but including)-human assemblages like superstorms, acidifying oceans, and antibiotic resistant bacteria’.(i) We humans are in fact nature, we are not separate from it. We are all one, 'because everything we do to the world, gets done to us’. (ii)
Theorist Kate Wright warns 'how tragic and dangerous the cognitive illusion of human exceptionalism can be. We can never disconnect from Earth's ecological community'; 'these neglected connections hang in the air, like exposed faulty wiring, pulsing with a deadly charge'.(iii)
Come for a sound walk through the Anthropocene together.'
More info coming soon...
i) B. Cincik, T. Torres-Campos. Postcards from the Anthropocene, Unsettling the Geopolitics of Representation. Barcelona: dpr-barcelona: 2022. p14.
ii) AM. Kanngieser. “Ecofascism and Nature is Healing”. amkanngieser https://amkanngieser.com/posts/ecofascism-and-nature-is-healing Accessed 27 February 2023
iii) K. Wright. Becoming-with. Environmental Humanities Vol 5, Issue 1, 2014: pp. 277–281
Shortwave Collective bringing our thoughts and works together into this text with the Listening Biennial. Have a read here.
My artistic practice with Shortwave Collective and my PhD work with SONCITIES at University of Oxford came together in this urban listening project last May 2023 culminating at Modern Art Oxford.
Have a read on SONCITIES website
Image credit: Helen Messenger Photography
I'm really pleased to have been invited by CRiSAP to present at the Urban Sound Symposium in Barcelona this April and look forward to sharing my research into this area.
Artistic sonic knowledge of urban spaces
What insights do artistic and curatorial sonic practice share about the urban condition? In this presentation I will present my research exploring urban sound arts festivals / exhibitions as curatorial and artistic methods of urban enquiry and as unique archives of urban sonic knowledge.
I will give a curatorial tour of the online exhibition 'Acts of Air: reshaping the urban sonic', an exhibition that requires audience participation to realise the artworks in urban spaces around the world, as a means to explore and interrogate cities of sound. The project generated a large collection of performance 'traces' (videos, images and texts) and feedback from workshop participants that provide sonic perspectives about the urban experience. I will also present my research into urban sound arts festivals, exploring the curatorial shaping of these investigations and the topics of artistic enquiry addressed by these artists. Through this work I intend to highlight the insight into the urban experience that is identified by these creative sonic practices and the methods through which they are realised.
The three day symposium is centred around themes of urban sound planning and design, urban sound propagation and control, sound technologies, urban soundscape analysis and sound art. Details of the full progam and how to register can be found here:
We're busy busy busy at Shortwave Collective having run many workshops, given talks and interviews and shared our work on many radio stations over the last few months:
Amongst many many other things, we're also working towards a new work for Struer Tracks festival in Denmark later this summer, at which we're collaborating with Bang and Olufsen. More coming soon on this ...
It's really nice to have been invited to speak at the international media music and sound arts network in education (IMMSANE) conference.
I'll be presenting my work in the opening pannel on Sound Arts, “Spaces and Actions of Innovation in Sound Art” with Cathy van Eck, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Bojana Knezevic and the Audio Leakage Community, moderated by Dr. Eleni-Ira Panourgia. I’ll be talking sharing a bunch of projects that I’ve been working on recently, in the context of participatory and global sonic exchanges: Acts of Air, Constellations of Listening and No Scent No Colour.
The session is in person (although I will be remote...) in the Auditorium 2.03 between 16:00 - 17:30 on Friday 23rd Sept 2022.
Later in the evening there will also be a special enactment of Acts of Air by those attending in-person as part of the performance evening - everyone will be invited to enact Anne Lanzilotti’s score 'Beyond the accident of time' in the local community around the conference.
There are lots of other fantastic presentations and performances going on - the full schedule is online here: https://www.immsane.com/
It's been a busy and exciting year with the Shortwave Collective. None of which I've kept on top of posting on my website. To round up some of the brilliant things ...
Last month a big project "Constellations of Listening" was broadcast on Radio Art Zone, this 22 hour sound work brought together 6 months or more of listening experiments with a whole range of radio devices by the collective, at different times and sites around the world - from our living room windows, to balconies, gardens, local neighbourhoods to holiday and international work destinations. It was a joyful coming together of our radio practice and our work making and using the Open Wave-Receivers. Have a proper read on the SW website: www.shortwavecollective.net/constellations-of-listening.html
Around this we've run a whole host of workshops, making radio and listening to radio transmissions with new groups of people. Each workshop included new experimentation that then becomes part of the radio design, and many of the workshops were included in the Radio Art Zone broadcast. There's more info about each one on the SW werbsite - the workshops were in Liverpool (UK) with At the Library this month, in Elephant & Castle, London (UK) with CRiSAP's Points of Listening series in June, at Soundcamp in Stave HIll, London (UK) in May, and in Orléans (France) in June.
We've also presented our work a number of times this month: at the Listening Academy in London (UK), at Sono-(soro)rities, Montreal (Canada), with Phantom Power Podcast (USA) for an episode releasing next month, and back in June at Hackacoustic, London (UK).
And coming up next ... we're going to Pixel Festival in November!
There are many more good photos over on the SW website, and some sound will be coming soon ...
I'm bowled over by this super amazing review of my work by Mark Peter Wright in the Polish Journal of Aesthetics.
Mark and Salomé Voegelin's article 'Points of Listening: Reflections on the Participatory & Polyphonic Potential of Communal Sonic Practices' reflects on two works from their amazing, and long-running, Points of Listening events series with CRiSAP. They each chose one work to reflect on and Mark chose to speak about my first ever Walking with Crickets participatory sound walk that I led for Points of Listening. The walk in itself was a brilliant evening and opportunity to turn my performative work (previously shared as a live performance at the V&A in collaboration with a fashion designer) into a participatory one - an approach that has only continued to grow in my practice ever since. It's wonderful to hear Mark's reflections on the work and to think back to 2016 when we all gathered in Elephant and Castle and tuned our "crickets" to a sound level we liked before beginning the walk.
Huge thanks to Mark and Salomé!
You can read the article here: https://academic-journals.eu/pl/czasopisma/the-polish-journal-of-aesthetics/n,382?fbclid=IwAR0yQ6LiFsZ7eflS-QNzuf_EuxS7CzWfmJPB-V_heSVLjrdpGosKleW1tZc
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