Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism 2014


What, in the historical present, might constitute an activist life in sound?

Post-graduate Research Event
London College of Communication
University of the Arts London
October 15, 16th & 17th 2014

The second Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism research event follows on from the Her Noise: Feminisms and the Sonic events and symposium at Tate Modern in May 2012 and the Sound::Gender::Feminism::Activism research event at London College of Communication in that same year. The aim is to continue and expand upon dialogues and discourses related to feminism and sound, and to contribute to a growing network of researchers and practitioners who are contributing to the development of the field of feminist sound studies.

SGFA::2014 seeks to query the place and performance of activism within discourses and practices of sound arts, sound-based arts and experimental musics engaged with gender, feminist and queer scholarship through intersectional concerns to examine radical sonic practices within the contexts of feminist and gender politics. The event incorporates presentations, performances and screenings from academics, musicians, artists and performers selected through a peer-review process, each taking a different approach to the question: What, in the historical present, might constitute an activist life in sound?

A selection of participant contributions, from performances to lectures to radio podcasts, may be listened to and viewed on the presentations, soundworks and videoworks pages.

Download the SGFA::2014 Programme here