Wednesday 8 May 2019 | 18:30–20.30 pm
The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garrett, London
[cash-only bar for arrival and during intermission]
Organised by students from Goldsmiths University London, MFA Fine Art this event – held at the oldest operating theatre in Europe – presents an evening of sonic explorations and theatrical interventions. The conceptual framework informing the programme centres on notions of listening which bring together the many diverse practices and ideas through the lens of bodily, cosmic and historical listening.
As part of the event, CRiSAP Director Cathy Lane delivered a workshop with students form the MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, exploring a selection of historical and contemporary text-based scores. From this, two new performance scores were collectively created, which will be performed at this event.
CRiSAP’s Salomé Voegelin, whose research engages in listening and hearing as a socio-political practice of sound, will deliver an improvised, performance lecture in which sonic and textual material will be used to stimulate and frame notions of ‘listening’ after which there will be a brief Q+A session.
Other artists will present individual performances, which expand the concept of ‘cosmic, bodily and historical listening’; to explore the nature of consciousness, disability and access, the medieval rack and the disembodied voice.
Dr Salome Voegelin | Proffessor Cathy Lane | Tessa Brown | Annie Goliath | James Oberhelm | Kyle Austin Kruse | Avril Corroon | Portia Lee | Yi Ling Wu | Irene Adorni | Filip Haglund | James Graham | Ahren Warner
With a special thanks to Murat Adash for facilitating and moderating this collaborative seminar and workshop. And a special thanks to the Goldsmiths Alumni and Friends Fund.
Due to the nature of the building (with a steep and winding staircase) accessibility is limited. If you require assistance or aid please the organisers know beforehand and they will make necessary arrangements. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Image: source Goldsmiths MFA Student Group