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Open Field Symposium

Image: Philip Samartzis, Sound recording in Mill, 2017. Photography: Daniela d’Arielli

Program 5. Open Field Symposium »
Wednesday 7 February, 1 - 4pm; 4 - 5pm, drinks and exhibition
RMIT Design Hub, Building 100
Lecture Theatre, Level 3

The Open Field Symposium will examine some of the key ideas informing Super Field by looking at ways in which artists undertake fieldwork in remote locations. It will draw on a range of deep field projects to look at the reasons why artists choose to work in remote locations, and how fieldwork impacts on the work that they produce as a result. The symposium will also be a platform to discuss the concept behind the Super Field exhibition and the use of multi-channel sound and vision to create immersive encounters with place.

Speakers: Ben Byrne on undertaking fieldwork in the Victorian Alps; Philip Samartzis on the practice of sound recording in extreme environments; Madelynne Cornish on documenting the ecoacoustic characteristics of Finland’s forests; Polly Stanton on situated listening in remote environments; and David Burrows on the absurdity of human endeavour when measured against overwhelming nature and history. 

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