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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, 12.30 - 1.30pm
RMIT Design Hub, Building 100
Lecture Theatre, Level 3
Free


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 expanded listening in remote environments; and David Burrows on the absurdity of human endeavour when measured against overwhelming nature and history. 

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