Visiting Practitioners Series: Kate Carr and Julie Groves
3 May, 2pm
London College of Communication, Lecture Theatre B
This event is free and open to all. If you do not have a UAL student or staff ID card please email email@example.com to book a place.
Kate Carr makes music about places and our relationship to them. She also runs the record label Flaming Pines. She will talk about her work in relation to her PhD topic which centres on contestation, space and the soundscapes of Brixton and Belfast.
Julie Groves’ work explores notions of performance and audience-ship, physicality and intimacy, and subjectivity and proximity. She creates work which negotiates the critical tension between the Self and the Other via the visceral and temporal boundaries of performance. She use the relationship of the Other’s Other – explored within her thesis – as a critical constellation by which to explore spectatorship, eavesdropping and ultimately, entanglement itself. Julie’s practice is often entwined with philosophical notions, in particular Sartre’s The Look (1943) and Luce Irigaray’s “philosophy of the caress.” She creates immersive sound art performances which negotiate the enmeshed dialogic traction of performance as a means by which to address the presence of the self, causing us to question our roles as performer or receiver or as the viewer or the viewed through a re-conceived and physically re-composed experience of familiar event situations.