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15 October 2021
Fri 10am–5pm

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Hi-Viz Practice Exchange returns in 2021 with an online program of artist talks, listening sessions and interactive activities.

Presented by Chamber Made and The Substation, Hi-Viz Practice Exchange aims to deepen dialogue around cross-artform practice, placing a particular emphasis on minoritised genders, including people living beyond the binary and cis women, whose work resides at the intersection of performance, sound, and music. The online program provides an opportunity to foster dialogue, build networks, and nurture new understandings between performance makers, theatre directors, composers, and sound artists.

In support of this year’s theme 'Sound as Knowledge Exchange', guest curators Aviva Endean, Amos Gebhardt and Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe have crafted the curatorial theme, program and guest speakers.

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‘Sound as Knowledge Exchange’ invites contemplation of sound as a relational medium operating across many registers and knowledge systems. Sound has a unique ontological ability to signal both presences and absences, in the large and small, of the past and present. It reflects the very contours of our world by shaping and being shaped by all phenomena from language, extinction, cultural meaning, storytelling, birth and ecologies.

Sound however is not heard equally. Our ability to know, connect and balance is impacted by dominant registers and perceptual hierarchies that habituate our sense of listening. This sensorial distortion can work at the intimate scale of the body, and echo out to a national, cultural and species level.

We are interested in individual and collective practices which disrupt the habitual, to ask how expanding an attunement to sound can generate cultures of change? Care and connectivity? Protest and survival?

Three key sessions addressing these ideas are Storytelling & Sensory Archive, Amplification & Entanglement and Collectivity & Attunement. Within these sessions, we invite a range of artists working at the nexus of sound, performance and music to reflect on how the sounds we choose to amplify impact who we are and how we share existence.


Participants will require a free Zoom account in order to register for this event.

Feature Image: Just Eyes by Aarti Jadu & Mishka Beckmann

Photography: Melina Aguad

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