Visiting Practitioners Series: Lucia Farinati
Thursday 29 November | London College of Communication
2pm – 4pm | Open to all
[non UAL student/staff please email email@example.com to book a place]
Lucia Farinati works under the collective name Sound Threshold, a curatorial project exploring relationships between site, sound and text. She curated a series of exhibitions presenting William Furlong's soundworks in Italy and the UK (2006–2013). Through her collaboration with the Precarious Workers Brigade collective, she has shifted from a production-oriented practice to participatory action research, expanding her interest in sound from the curation of site-specific projects to the analysis of voice and listening as a political practice. The Force of Listening, a recent book written in collaboration with Claudia Firth, explores the role of listening at the intersection of contemporary art and activism. Artists, media theorists, philosophers and activists meet on the page to tackle questions of listening, attention and interconnection, collectivity, solidarity and resonance, the politics of the voice and the ethics of listening, and to reflect on the Occupy movement. Lucia is currently working on a research project on Audio Arts in collaboration with Tate Archive as part of her PhD at Kingston University London.
CRiSAP and the Sound Arts Department at LCC co-run a Visiting Practitioners Series of weekly talks at the college, exploring the diverse field of sound arts practice. Each term member of Sound Arts staff curates the series of talks, inviting a number of sound practitioners to share their work.