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A day of performances, screenings, talks and walks led by artists, curators, musicians and researchers, with a closing panel discussion led by Listening curator Sam Belinfante.

The Listening Body will explore how the act of listening touches and folds into the body’s other senses and will encourage discussion that expands our ideas of what listening is and can be, beyond purely sonic forms.

Venue:
Main Lecture Theatre, Room 9130
Cantor Building
153 Arundel Street
Sheffield
S1 2NU

Registration is up the main staircase when you enter the Cantor Building and to the left. If applicable, please bring your student ID.

Speakers include:
Sam Belinfante, the exhibition curator and an artist whose practice includes curating, sound and performance, filmmaking and photographic work.

Seth S. Horowitz, Ph.D, chief neuroscientist at NeuroPop, Inc. and author of ‘The Universal Sense: How Hearing Shapes the Mind’.

Mikhail Karikis, an artist whose work embraces a variety of media to create immersive audio-visual installations and performances. His film Seawomen (2012) is included in the exhibition.

Joseph Kohlmaier, senior lecturer in the history and theory of architecture at the Cass School of Architecture and is creative director of choral ensemble Musarc. He teaches a diploma module on sound, architecture and the city.

Lina Lapelytė, artist, composer, musician and performer currently exploring the sculptural presence of song. Brian Eno has recognised Lapelytė as “working right at the edge of what popular music could become”.

Ed McKeon, Co-Director at Third Ear Music, a producer, visiting lecturer and occasional writer and broadcaster on contemporary music.

Listening brings a group of international artists together to interrogate the act of listening in contemporary art. This pioneering exhibition examines the crossover between the visual and the sonic and their complex relationships to the senses.

Booking essential, £5/£4 (free for students)

Lunch not included.
 

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