POSTCARD FROM ANTARCTICA AND THE ARCTIC, OR, HOW TO LISTEN TO SOUND ART

Project Rooms 1 & 2, RMIT Design Hub, Building 100 Cnr Victoria and Swanston St, Carlton

24.01.2018

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Image–Philip Samartzis

Postcard from the Antarctic & Arctic is the third of six FREE pubic programs that will be presented during the course of the SUPER FIELD exhibition.


This workshop is an introduction to listening to sound art. Associate Professor Philip Samartzis has taught at RMIT for twenty years and in this program he will provide participants with some simple techniques for approaching the task of how to listen to audio works. Sound art, unlike the visual arts, remains a less than common encounter on the exhibition landscape and, arguably as a result, we are largely under-equipped in how to ‘tune in’ to its qualities. To guide us in this task, Philip will examine the ecoacoustic and geophysical characteristics of Antarctic and subantarctic environments using sound recordings he made in East Antarctica and Macquarie Island.

  • 12:30-1:30pm, Wednesday, 24/1/18