London College of Communication,
Elephant & Castle, London, SE1 6SB
11 & 12 November 2016, 10am – 6pm
At SGFA::2016 we will seek to listen together to the complex interplay between the auditory and social protocols of White Noise. Working out from white noise’s original sonic conception of a random frequency, broad-based signal that seemingly masks everything else, white noise is, increasingly, all around us. As Jennifer Stoever-Ackerman explains, white noise has become a “sonic protocol,” a socio-cultural norm transmitted as an often sub-audible yet ubiquitous frequency, establishing and maintaining perceptual limits of what and who can be heard.
As in previous years, SGFA::2016 will feature a mixture of live performance, audio and video work and scholarly papers from presenters including Annie Goh, Anuka Ramischwili; Barby Asante and Side Room; Dan Scott; Gabriella Beckhurst; Gilles Aubry; INVASORIX; Marika Pratley; Miriam Schinkler; Natasha Lall; Nicola Woodham; Paul Tourle; Poulomi Desai; Rebecca Bruton; Rommi Smith; Seda Ergül and Tuna Erdem (Istanbul Queer Art Collective); Shanti Suki and Syma Tariq.
We are delighted to announce that our keynote presenters will be curator and art historian Christine Eyene and scholar-activist Professor Vron Ware.
Documentation from the event will be online soon!