This innovative symposium brought together an international programme of sound artists, filmmakers and scientists to question our perception of time and place and offer new perspectives on the ‘world beyond [and beneath] the visible’. Curated by Sebastiane Hegarty for 10 days 2015 CHALK. Follow the debate
Winchester Discovery Centre 17 October 2015.
The symposium was dedicated to the memory of author and Emeritus Professor John M. Hull. Prof. Hull, who was to be our keynote speaker, and who sadly died on the 28th July. The programme opened with a showing of the award-winning documentary Notes on Blindness, based on the audio diaries of John’s journey into blindness. The documentary, directed by Peter Middleton & James Spinney premiered at Sundance (2014).
The day promoted a dialogue between the senses and across disciplines, offering an exploration of landscape from distinct areas of study. The symposium combined theory and practice in a unique programme of sound, film and talks by::Prof John Levack Drever (Head of Sound Art at Goldsmiths); Prof Paul Whitty (Composer); Michael Welland (Geologist/Author); Guy Sherwin (Film Artist); Dr Nick Thorpe (Archaeologist); Ian Rawes (Field-recorder/Archivist); Dr Karen Fielder (Architectural Historian/Conservationist); Dr Sebastiane Hegarty (Sound Artist); Sally Ann McIntyre (Radio/Sound Artist)