Sonic Cultures Research Group: Feminist Archives: Silence, Fragments and Absence
|Starts:||16:00 13 Dec 2017|
|Ends:||18:00 13 Dec 2017|
|What is it:||Talk|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Current University students|
Dr Hannah Allan (Manchester School of Art, MMU) will present recent research which explores silence as a tangible ‘presence’ within the often-sparse archives of feminist protest history in the UK, and the ways in which this absence of voice affects the writing of histories. Practice-led research has been attempting to form strategies for marking these absences when approaching material records and considering alternative modes of giving voice.
Previous practice and research has used sound installation and spoken word performance as a means of mapping place and presence across geographically distant sites; exploration of the score as an intratemporal document of both absence and potential action; durational performative actions which exist as audio pieces.
Extracts of the following texts to be circulated for discussion in advance of the meeting:
• Artist Renee Green on Agamben and aporia
• John Biguenet ‘Silence’
Email roddy.hawkins at manchester.ac.uk for access to the texts.
Organisation: Manchester School of Art, MMU
Travel and Contact Information
Room SU15 (floor 3 in the lift)
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama