Symposium: Noise Bodies
Saturday 3 December 2022, 12.00 – 14.00 GMT
Online, free, booking essential
This year’s London College of Communication MA Sound Arts Postgrad Symposium offers insights into our graduating class’ final show, Noise Bodies. It features a talk from our guest artist Fari Bradley, 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. There will also be the chance to view the research posters that each student has made on the interactive Padlet platform.
A Zoom link will be supplied to all registered attendees in the booking confirmation email.
For full details of the Noise Bodies exhibition at Southwark Park Galleries, Dilston Gallery, please see the web page here.
For questions regarding the Symposium please contact: Louise Gray: firstname.lastname@example.org
Guest artist: Fari Bradley
Fari Bradley is a London-based sound artist and researcher whose work engages with listening, language and the environment. Her research-based practice spans performance, broadcast, installation and sculpture. Core methodologies revolve around experimentalism, deep listening and exercises in modes of communication and reception. Her works employ treated found objects, textiles and electronics. Her live performances stage interplays between architecture, public space and history, provoking and repositioning the listener, questioning our sense of self and our place within both society and nature.
With a history of live, broadcast and pre-recorded collaborations, Bradley has been a member of London noise-improv quartet Oscillatorial Binnage since 2013: their album, Agitations: Post-Electronic Noise, was released by Sub Rosa Records in 2020. She also works with sound artist/archivist Christopher John Weaver in a sound art duo, Bradley-Weaver: their limited edition artist-vinyl record, Systems for a Score (Vinyl Factory) made during a live-in installation for their eponymous solo show at Tashkeel, Dubai (2014), the first exhibition to showcase sound art in the Middle East.
Living and working around the Persian Gulf, Bradley has had solo shows as well as a series of Bradley-Weaver sound art exhibitions and projects. Beyond that, sound pieces and experimental musical performance commissions have been made forthe Beirut Arts Centre, Lebanon, and at the Media Majlis, Northwestern University, Qatar.
Fari Bradley is a researcher at CRiSAP (Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice), researching a practice-based PhD at the London College of Communication (LCC), University of the Arts London.
Image credit: Finbar Prior 2022