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Archaeologies of Media and Technology Research group

A guest talk on Ecologies of Audition Event

A conch shell
23 March 2017
Leature Theatre B, WSA, Winchester

For more information regarding this event, please email Professor Jussi Parikka at .

Event details

Emma McCormick-Goodhart is giving a guest talk on Underwater Unsounds: Ecologies of Audition on March 23rd, 16.30 in Lecture Theatre B (East Building) at WSA. Please find below more information about the talk and the speaker below.

Tracing instances, object specimens, potentials and practices wherein the fields of sound art, sound studies, science and natural history are either entangled or at stake, this talk attempts to navigate ways in which underwater sound is converted into what Stefan Helmreich terms a “scientifically, technologically, and epistemologically apprehensible zone.” More broadly, it investigates how nonhuman sound production and reception extends the notion of hearing beyond audition, when (nominally) “mute” natural matter transmutes into “things that talk” through mechanisms of sounding or notions of ecological auscultation.

Speaker information

Emma McCormick-Goodhart ,London,Emma McCormick-Goodhart is an artist, writer and researcher based in London. Her work, developed at Goldsmiths College’s Centre for Research Architecture and the 2016 Bergen Assembly (Norway), explores modalities of voice and the sense of hearing as a genre of spatial prosthesis. Recent activations include a trilingual silent lecture in sign language, staged at Nahmad Projects (London) as part of Francesco Bonami’s I am NOT tino sehgal, a lecture on sounding marine species’ modes of audition at Sound Art Matters, Aarhus University (Denmark), and a talk that analogised mollusc shell formation with processes of 3D printing at transmediale 2017 – ever elusive (Berlin).

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