* Open to UAL students and staff *
Lecture Theatre B, London College of Communication.
Noisy-Nonselves and the Apophenia of Listening
What promises and threats might be heard if we begin to imaginatively bend the ear backwards, towards the hiss of itself? What types of listening are enacted within the noise of such feedback?
This talk focuses on two areas of critical practice-based inquiry within the field of environmental sound arts: the politics of presence and the relationships between nonhumans and technologies such as the microphone. Through a mix of practice, lecture, and historical detour I hope to reassess notions of self, materiality, silence and technology within the broader settings of an acoustic ecology.
Mark Peter Wright is an artist researcher working with experimental approaches to sound and listening. His practice explores the relationship between humans, animals, environments and their associated technologies of capture: critically and playfully generating debate through exhibitions, performance and collaborative events.
He has exhibited and performed internationally at institutes including Bòlit Contemporary [Spain], HIAP [Finland], IMT Gallery [UK], Lydgalleriet [Norway], Museum of Contemporary Art [Italy], New York Public Library [USA] and TATE [UK]. Recent lectures include Critical Media Lab [Switzerland] and University of Stavanger [Norway]. Recent publications include Sensate Journal [Harvard] and Continent Journal [Danish Arts Council]. He collaborates on various practice-based research projects including Matterlurgy with Helena Hunter and Points of Listening with Salomé Voegelin. He is also the founding editor of Ear Room, an intermittent online interview platform.
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CRiSAP & LCC Sound Arts Visiting Practitioners series 2016-17: weekly talks for current BA, MA and PhD students and staff across UAL.