London – Conference

Recently I presented  at the 2018 Annual Association for Art History conference in London as part of a day long panel on Aural Affects and Effects: Explicit and Implicit sounds and rhythms in contemporary visual media put together by Olga Nikolaeva, Christine Sjöberg and Johnny Wingstedt.

Not only did several aspects of my research fall into place more clearly for me after my presentation (initially disrupted by the fire alarm!) and the follow up questions but also the other presentations in the thread provoked valuable insights that will also feed into the ongoing development of my thinking.

I have been working with the idea of sonnifying the predominantly wave form data visualisation of a bedside medical monitor display for nearly two years and have tested some of my early ideas out at two previous conferences. To confirm the value of my current position and at the same time expose aspects for future exploration was so reassuring.

Then to finish the conference there was an amazing and blunt keynote by Griselda Pollock.

 

 

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Forensic Architecture work on reconstructing the layout of the Saydnaya prison from memories

Because of  the incidence of hallucination in ICU  wards and hospitals in general I’ve always been interested in its influence on memory. This is an amazing body of work piecing together a large number of separate memories about a place from the occupants some of whom you would have to expect  would be hallucinating through lack of water/trauma etc etc..

https://saydnaya.amnesty.org/?kind=explore

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