In conjunction with Bodies That Matter, the final exhibition of the MA Sound Arts, School of Media, and part of the London College of Communication Postgraduate Shows 2015
The Research Soirée is introduced by and concludes with performances by Rahel Kraft and David Bloor, and offers an opportunity to observe the processes of research and practice of the graduating students. The students will present their research via poster presentation, and the two invited guests, Zeynep Bulut and Dan Scott, will engage the audience in a conversation about the works in the show to produce a response on the presence of bodies and matter – aesthetic, political and performative – present in the exhibition.
Zeynep Bulut is a Lecturer in Music at King’s College London. Prior to joining the Music Department at King’s, she was a research fellow at the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry (2011–2013). She received her Ph.D. in Critical Studies/Experimental Practices in Music from the University of California at San Diego in 2011. Situated in the fields of voice, experimental music and sound studies, her scholarly and creative work examines the emergence, embodiment and mediation of voice as skin. Her most recent publication, Silence and Speech in Lecture on Nothing and Phonophonie appeared in the special issue of Postmodern Culture, Voice Matters, edited by Nina Sun Eidsheim and Annette Schlichter (May 2014).
Dan Scott’s work incorporates installation, performance, and participatory practice and often investigates the politics and poetics of listening. Scott works as a visiting lecturer at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where he tutors in sound and scenography, and is currently engaged in a practice-based PhD at CRiSAP, University of the Arts, London, researching practices of listening in contemporary art. Recent projects include Liberation Through Hearing, outside the Royal Academy in London, Yesterday at Harewood House in Yorkshire, Advantageous Recordings at the De La Warr Pavilion, the monthly event Athelstan Sound in Margate, and the Sonic Trails series at Tate Modern.