No Vantage Point

Be the first to favourite this.
Online

Event details

2021-09-15 12:00
12:00 UTC

We are all immersed, always. In physical environments, digital networks, in social and political constructs, and yet discussion around ‘immersive media’ is often led by examples of works that cocoon us. Join Duncan Speakman, a composer and sound artist, who creates narrative sound led experiences that engage audiences in uncontrolled public and private space to find out how we can reframe the idea of immersive media as something that exposes and reveals the entangled ecologies we exist in.

Focusing on mobile audio and augmented experiences, this Masterclass offers a mixture of provocations, discussion and practical exercises that explore the following themes and questions:

  • The complexity of mobile audio and the listening of elsewhere.
  • Can augmenting mean more than just adding? How do we leave space for the world to happen and how do we let our work engage in a dialogue with it?
  • How might augmented audio experiences remind us that the world is not for humans, but rather with humans?
  • What legacies of site-specific performance can show us about augmented reality and the continued blurring of the line between the ‘work’ and the ‘world’?
  • How do we think about audiences as more than mute observers, but as physical bodies with embodied experiences?
  • Is a safe environment a universal concept? Placing audiences in ‘the world’ is not as simple as making sure they avoid cars. Individual experiences of environments are also shaped by existing cultural tensions.

Requirements:

Please make sure you have a device you can record sound with, and that you have the option to playback on speakers and headphones (at different times, not simultaneously!). If possible it should be a portable device and you have the ability to go out into the world, though this is not essential to take part in the Masterclass.

Participants will also need a computer with access to audio, camera and Zoom software installed.

Duncan Speakman

Duncan Speakman

SWS Advisory Board Member 2020 SWS Advisory Board Member 2021

Duncan Speakman (UK 1976) trained as a sound engineer at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, and is now based at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol. Often working with mobile audio and locative media, he creates narrative experiences that engag...

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Also check out

Walking Piece
A Song for Fifty Hearts

Duncan Speakman

Wells, UK

Free
Walking Event
New
The IDEA Project: Towards Inclusive Co-Created Audio Description

UCL

2022-05-25 12:00

FREE

Online

From University College London's 'Disability and the Cultural Sector' seminar series, Prof. Hannah Thompson, will explore what happens when audio description moves from access provision to artistic intervention and asks who has the right to describe or be described.

Free
Walking Event SWS21
Only Expansion and Soundwalk weekend

16 - 19 Sep, 2021

Bristol, UK

Post
Announcing the winners of the Sound Walk September Awards 2021

17 Jan, 2022

Not only have we made it into 2022, we are also very pleased to announce the winners and honourable mentions of the Sound Walk September Awards 2021.

Free for supporting members
walk · listen · café
New
Walking Stories of the Uncanny

2022-06-07 18:00

Online

Claire Hind will discuss her walking arts practice and its relationship to performance of the Uncanny. From the surrealist audio series 22:24, to her Vallie Export inspired stills ‘to the rocks’, where she wraps her body to mould the shape of boulders and glacial erratics.

Walking Piece
It must have been dark by then

Ambient Literature

Walking Event SWS20
A leap into the sonic future: Taking stock of the possibilities of locative audio for drama – and drama for locative audio

2020-09-08 18:00

Online

These days it is possible to locate any form of media pretty much anywhere on the planet which has a GPS signal. The whole world is up for grabs as a readymade stage set. Changing the soundtrack to the ‘movie of our lives’ changes everything.

Free
Walking Event
New
Exeter Sound Walks

Cygnet Theatre

2022-05-29 13:00

FREE

Exeter, UK

Sound Walks, together, in Exeter in May and June.

Free
Walking Event
New
Exeter Sound Walks

Cygnet Theatre

2022-06-26 13:00

FREE

Exeter, UK

Sound Walks, together, in Exeter in May and June.

Free
Walking Event
New
Exeter Sound Walks

Cygnet Theatre

2022-06-12 13:00

FREE

Exeter, UK

Sound Walks, together, in Exeter in May and June.

Free
Walking Event
#WalkCreate Gathering

Museum of London Archaeology and University of East London

18 - 19 May, 2022

46 Eagle Wharf Road, London, UK

Would you like to explore the potential of using creative methods and working with artists? Are you a walk leader, a health and wellbeing practitioner, a curator, participation officer, or local heritage worker? This event is for you!

Free
Walking Event
[email protected] Walking and Creativity

University of Westminster Active Travel Academy

2022-05-11 16:00

Online