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Online research symposium: A Pluriversal Volume | Postgraduate Shows 2023 Sound Arts

1st December 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Martyn Riley Red Datsun White Jag detail. A close up of rusted exterior of a red car forming an abstract pattern with a white hole in the middle.

Online research symposium: A Pluriversal Volume

Friday, 1 December 2023, 17:30 – 19:30 GMT

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In Designs for the Pluriverse (2018), anthropologist Arturo Escobar argues for “the transition toward plural ways of making the world” in this moment of multiple crises. The exhibition’s title, A Pluriversal Volume, weaves this imperative into Salomé Voegelin’s theories of sound curation, specifically the paradigm of volumes for the curation of sound-based works in gallery space. A Pluriversal Volume brings together the 23 graduating sound artists in works that span sculpture, installation, video and performance: here in their communing, exhibition is conceived of as pluriverse, each work its own world of experimentation, research and play, in dialogue with each other.

This year’s London College of Communication MA Sound Arts Postgrad Symposium offers insights into our graduating class’s final show, A Pluriversal Volume. It features a talk from our guest artist Lisa Hall, as well as contributions from the student artists themselves and the course leader, Thomas Gardner. Chaired by Louise Gray, the symposium is an opportunity for fellow researchers from the sound arts community, students, guests and friends to engage directly with the artists’ research, through conversation and inquiry. You will also be able to view the research posters that each student has made on the interactive Padlet platform.

Curated by Irene Revell, A Pluriversal Volume exhibition is at Southwark Park Galleries, Dilston Gallery, London (30 Nov – 3 December 2023, 11:00-16:00). For those unable to attend the exhibition, the symposium will feature documentation of the works on show.

A Zoom link will be supplied to all registered attendees two days before the symposium.

Read full details about A Pluriversal Volume at Southwark Park Galleries, Dilston Gallery here.


MA Sound Arts Research Posters on Padlet:  


QR code for the symposium Padlet


Guest artist: Lisa Hall 

Lisa Hall is a sound artist and researcher exploring urban environments as a context for everyday sonic communications, connections and entanglements. Collaborative and solo projects are often sited, relational and participatory, staged as walks, rides, workshops, performances, curations, writings, interventions and sound installations. Lisa explores how sound is, or could be, part of everyday living, asking what holds sonic behaviours and hearings in place and how else this could be.

Lisa is currently working on a PhD in urban sound practices at the University of Oxford with the SONICITIES research project. In 2020-2021 she developed a participatory online urban sound arts exhibition, Acts of Air, with CRiSAP research centre where she works. Since 2020 she has been part of international feminist radio group Shortwave Collective exploring the electromagnetic landscape, and for many years Lisa has been part of The Bicrophonic Research Institute, working most recently on air pollution sonification projects.



Curator: Irene Revell

Irene Revell is a curator and writer who works with artists across sound, text, performance and moving image. She is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Royal College of Art working on Aura Satz’s Preemptive Listening project. With Sarah Shin she is editing a book on feminisms, sound and listening for Silver Press (forthcoming 2024). Much of her work over the last twenty years has been with the London-based curatorial agency Electra, and she has been closely involved with collections including Electra’s Her Noise Archive and Cinenova: Feminist Film + Video, as a trustee and founder-member of the Cinenova Working Group. She recently completed her doctoral thesis, Live Materials: Womens Work, Pauline Oliveros and the Feminist Performance Score at CRiSAP where she has been the affiliated curator/lecturer on the MA Sound Arts since 2014.


LCC Postgraduate Shows 2023

This exhibition is part of the LCC Postgraduate Shows 2023 taking place between 15 Nov 2023 and 9 December 2023.

Important filming and photography notice

Please note that filming and photography may be taking place at this event. Both bigger crowds, smaller groups and individuals may be captured on camera. All imagery and footage may at some point be published on the College websites, social media channels, and in print.

London College of Communication (LCC)

LCC, part of University of the Arts London (UAL), is a pioneering world leader in media and design education and research programmes geared to preparing students for successful creative careers. Our courses are known for being industry focused with students taught by an inspiring community of experienced academics, technical experts and leading specialist practitioners. Generations of award- winning photographers, filmmakers, screenwriters, journalists, broadcasters, designers and advertising and PR professionals have started their careers at LCC, and today’s graduates continue to be highly sought after and win prestigious international awards.

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Image credit: Martyn Riley: Red Datsun*White Jag (detail) | Photo credit: Martyn Riley


1st December 2023
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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CRiSAP & LCC Sound Arts & Design Dpt