Sounds Like Her Artists in Conversation
18 November 2017, 2pm - 4pm
New Art Exchange
Sounds Like Her curator Christine Eyene is joined by exhibiting artists Ain Bailey and Linda O'Keeffe, along with Cathy Lane to discuss their work in relation to the history of sound art and contemporary practices.
Building on their own work and research, the speakers will expand on certain aspects of their practice, beyond the scope of the exhibition presented at New Art Exchange. The conversation will consider their trajectory into sound, and instances where gender has impacted their approach, be it in terms of legacy to draw from, narrative to include within their work, challenges to overcome, or conversely, as a matter to put aside in order to focus on the medium and technique only.
The discussion will also address archiving, education, access to technology and sensory abilities from an intersectional critical perspective, as inscribed within the Sounds Like Her exhibition and the participants endeavour to challenge the male-dominated and Eurocentric frameworks that have for so long informed this creative field.
More on the speakers:
Ain Bailey is a sound artist, living and working in London. Her current practice involves an exploration of sonic autobiographies, architectural acoustics, live performance, as well as collaborations with performance, visual and sonic artists. She is also a doctoral scholar at Birkbeck, University of London.
Christine Eyene is an art historian and curator. She is a Research Fellow in Contemporary Art at the University of Central Lancashire. Her curatorial approach includes a strong focus on under-represented art practices across diverse media and geographies. She has extensively addressed gender, particularly female narratives, in contemporary arts, and more recently has developed a number of original sound art projects.
Linda O'Keeffe is a Lecturer in Sound at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University. She is also the founder the Women in Sound Women on Sound organisation (wiswos.com) and editor of the Interference Journal: A journal of Auditory Cultures. In 2014 O'Keeffe received a doctorate in sociology. Her research explored the societal impact of sounds on urban communities, including examining sound as a social construct similar to gender and class.
Cathy Lane is a composer, sound artist, and Professor of Sound Arts at University of the Arts London. She established the department of Sound Arts and Design at London College of Communication and now co-directs Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP). She is currently using the Her Noise Archive http://hernoise.org as a catalyst for research into gender in sound arts practice. She has a PhD in electroacoustic music composition from City University, London.
Age range: All welcome
Image credit: ONUK