an ear alone is not a being
to mark the launch of a call for papers for the first issue of 'interference'
Audio Cultures (Gradcam) in association with Science Gallery Dublin invites you to An Ear Alone is Not a Being, an evening of talks and discussion to mark the launch of a call for papers for the first issue of Interference, an online journal exploring the role of sound in cultural practices. In keeping with the first issue theme, the evening’s discussion will centre on the relationship between the body and acoustics, with scheduled talks exploring such diverse themes as the body as instrument, embodied music cognition, strategies for networked performances and affective responses to audio.
The evening will begin at 17.30 with food and drink, with the first talk beginning at 18:00 sharp. Following the presentations there will be a short breakout session at 19:00 and an opportunity to meet the speakers individually and discuss themes arising from the talks.
To confirm a place please contact: rachel.odwyer(at)gmail.com
- Sonia Cillari (IT) Performative Spaces and the Body as Interface
- Dr. Teresa Dillon (IE) I am Here – Notes on a Sense of Self
- Dr. Franziska Schroeder (DE) Haptic Aurality – An Exploration of Networked Listening and Form
Paccar Theatre, Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin (see: http://www.sciencegallery.com/find_us
Tuesday July 6th, 2010 17:30 – 20:00
about the speakers
Sonia Cillari (IT) is an Italian media artist and architect, resident in Amsterdam (NL). Her work involves the creation of sensorial and perceptual mechanisms in immersive and augmented environments. Her artistic investigation examines how patterns of consciousness, perception and identity emerge in such settings. Over the last years she has been specifically interested in a field of research concerning the Body as Interface. She has been artist in residence at V2_ (Rotterdam, NL), Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, STEIM, Netherlands Media Art Institute (Amsterdam, NL) and [ars]numerica (Montbeliard, FR). Her interactive installations, at the intersection of architecture and performance art, have been exhibited and presented internationally. She received the Honorable Mention at VIDA 9.0 2006 (Madrid, SP) and Prix Ars Electronica 2007 Interactive Art (Linz, AU), and the Art Division Excellence Prize 2007 at 11th Japan Media Arts Festival (Tokyo, JP). Since 2009 she is associated with Optofonica Laboratory for Immersive ArtScience (Amsterdam). She has been a member of the jury for Prix Ars Electronica 2008 Interactive Art, Prix Ars Electronica 2009 Hybrid Art (Linz, AU) and CYNETART competition 2010 (Dresden, GE). For more information see: www.soniacillari.net
Teresa Dillon (IE) is an artist, researcher and producer. Her main interest is in human-environment relations and the local conditions from which particular forms of perception, communication and action emerge. Over the last ten years, this has lead to a body of work including: locative based performances, site-specific installations, public art, academic and applied research and community networks. She is director of the UK-based arts collective Polar Produce, through which she runs the N.I.P., - New Interfaces for Performance, research and touring network; UM: International Festival of Experimental Media, Lisbon, Portugal and OFFLOAD programme. Alongside her arts practice, she has also worked in various academic, applied research institutions and public bodies across Europe. Her work has been shown and published internationally and she holds a PhD (The Open University) in psychology, which focused on creative collaborative processes using music technologies. She currently lectures at Cambridge University, UK and works at the National Digital Research Centre (NDRC), Ireland. For more information visit: polarproduce.org, 1um1.net, pop-up-landscapes.net
Franziska Schroeder (Germany/UK) is a saxophonist and theorist. She received her saxophone training in Berlin and Australia and later at the Conservatoire Supérieure in Bordeaux. Franziska holds a PhD from the University of Edinburgh and has written for many international journals, including Leonardo, Organised Sound, Performance Research, Cambridge Publishing and Routledge. Her book "Re-situating Performance Within The Threshold: Performance practice understood through theories of embodiment" appeared in 2009. Franziska has published a book on user-generated content for Cambridge Publishing Scholars in 2009 and her forthcoming publication will be on improvisation for Intellect Ltd (November 2011). Franziska is on the development committee of NMSAT (Networked Music & SoundArt Timeline), and has been on the programming committee for the DRHA (Digital Resources in the Humanities and Arts) conference since 2009. She is currently the Program Chair for the DRHA 2010. Franziska has been an AHRC Research Fellow and is now a Lecturer/RCUK Fellow at the School of Music and Sonic Arts in Belfast, where she coaches 3rd year recitalists. With her trio FAINT Franziska released a CD of Improvised and Electroacoustic Music with Pedro Rebelo (piano and instrumental parasites) and Steven Davis (drums), and more recently a second CD, all on the creative source label. For forthcoming concerts and publications visit: www.sarc.qub.ac.uk/~fschroeder/
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