Sound, Art and Urban Spaces
6 October, 3-6pm BST, Online
CRiSAP Presents Sound, Art and Urban Spaces with;
- Raquel Castro, Founder and Director of Lisboa Soa, Portugal
- Fernando Godoy, Director of Tsunami Festival of Sound Art, Chile
- Hardi Kurda, Founder and Curator of Space 21, Kurdistan
- Gascia Ouzounian, Principal Investigator of SONCITIES and Co-Director of Recomposing the City, UK
- Carsten Seiffarth, Curator of Bonn Hoeren, Germany.
In the last year our current online exhibition Acts of Air: Reshaping the urban sonic has had over 1000 visitors and the artworks have been enacted repeatedly by participating audiences. To celebrate and reflect on this we are pleased to invite these acclaimed curators, directors and researchers of long-standing urban sound and arts projects from around the world to discuss the themes that drive their own work and the changing considerations of urban sounding.
While each of their projects have different focuses (environmental, architectural, social etc.), formats (residencies, interventions, exhibitions and academic papers etc.) and sites (Valparaiso, Lisbon, Bonn, Slemani and others around the world), considered together they offer a unique survey of urban sonic activity and highlight the multiplicity of relationships with sound in urban spaces.
Together we will also reflect upon Acts of Air: Reshaping the urban sonic through the ‘traces’ shared by our participating international audiences, and consider how these enactments have added to the exploration of urban sonic conditions.
Acts of Air: Reshaping the urban sonic is part of Unearthed: A festival of listening and environment , an ongoing series of events inviting both serious and more playful interrogations of current sound and listening practices and how they might help us reconsider our evolving relationships with other species, the built environment, truth and each other.
Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP) is a research centre at the University of Arts London (UAL). CRiSAP’s aim is to extend the development of the emerging disciplinary field of sound arts and to encourage the broadening and deepening of the discursive context in which sound arts is practiced.