‘his voice’ at Language Game[s]: Poetry, Logic and Artificial Language

I will perform ‘his voice’ at Language Game[s]: Poetry, Logic and Artificial Language on May 5th at Chelsea College of Arts, London.

The performance is part of a one-day symposium that considers the association between language and human consciousness.

Convened by Dr Sheena Calvert, Language Game[s] will include presentations, demonstrations and artworks from the fields of visual art, design, philosophy, artificial intelligence, science, linguistics and critical theory.

 

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‘his voice’ at Other Codes / Cóid Eile, NUI Galway on May 12

I will present ‘his voice’ as part of the programme of Other Codes / Cóid Eile –  Digital Literatures in Context at National University of Ireland, Galway, 11-12 May 2017. The conference is hosted by the Moore Institute for Research in the Humanities and Social Studies. This two-day event is the first Galway Digital Cultures Initiative conference.

 

The schedule is online here.

Digital media technologies have forced us to reconsider the significance of geographical and cultural borders in social and artistic interaction. As Hudson and Zimmerman (2015) argue, “New media ecologies produce transnational environments, where physical and bodily location simultaneously matters and doesn’t matter”. Texts and images are circulated between groups and individuals in specific cultural and geographical contexts, yet they simultaneously enable the forging of networked virtual communities around shared experiences and interests. (from Other Codes website)

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presentation at Beyond Words conference 2017

On March 15th I will present ‘after alert catchers: a report on an other (than) worded event’ at the Beyond Words conference 2017 at Plymouth University. The conference is the culmination of an AHRC funded research project that explored relations of arts to health and wellbeing.

My paper discusses the ‘alert catchers’ project by artists Gabby Hoad, Susie David and Megan Calver at Dawlish Warren Nature Reserve in 2016. I make connections between the artists’ practices and questions of networks, of scoring, and of naming. References are made to work by Donna Haraway, Bruno Latour, Jane Bennett and Kathleen Stewart.

www.susiedavid.info

www.megancalver.com

www.gabriellehoad.co.uk

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Season’s Greetings 2016

Best Wishes for the Solstice Season and the turning of the calendar year.

Optional soundtrack:

Daisy Duck, ‘Betty Boop’ (1984) Side 1 of the 3 track 45rpm; Victoria Records, Nice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOaqhcFl6RA

Les Rita Mitsouko, ‘Marcia Baila’ (1985) Video by Philippe Gautier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6FVlfOgTo8

Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, ‘Wooly Bully’ (1982) [Live]; included as Track 12 on the Bad Reputation album (1981), this version was recorded in Dortmund on May 1st where the band opened for Queen on their European Hot Space tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YL7LdURzteI

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page work for Will Clarke’s The Book project

voice-diagram-2aI recently completed my page in Will Clarke’s project, The Book. The Book is an A3 bound volume of blank pages of etching paper. Clarke has invited a number of artists to work on a page each, and as the book makes its journey among them it will build up into a workbook, sketchbook, portfolio.

For the project I considered a way of representing some of the process and action of the performance ‘his voice’ on a page. There are flow diagrams, a representation of some of the visual coding for the Max MSP patch, and some moveable elements that reflect the chance selection of the search terms in the live event.

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