The Living School: Shared Space

11 June 2016

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Venue: OSE tbc via Jack James (ss)

Organiser: Brandon LaBelle

Brandon LaBelle is an artist, writer and theorist working with questions of social life and cultural agency, using sound, performance, text and sited constructions. He develops and presents artistic projects and performances within a range of international contexts, often working in public. This leads to interventions and performative installations, archival work, and micro-actions aimed at the sphere of the (un)common and the unlikely. He is also an active lecturer working with institutions around the world addressing questions of auditory culture, sonic and spatial arts, experimental media practices and the voice. Current research projects focus on voicing and choreographies of the mouth, sonic materiality and auditory knowledge, and the aesthetics and politics of invisibility.

The Living School is a mobile event series organised by Brandon LaBelle which focuses on the issues of housing, common property, and the precarious subject. For this fourth and final session of The Living School, presentations and activities will circulate around the issue of shared space. How might we imagine spaces of inclusiveness or togetherness, especially those that may expand potential experiences of community life? Are there possibilities for enriching the dynamic qualities of the built environment in support of new social identities? And relations between strangers and neighbours? The session will aim to engage such questions while also performing as a space of coming together.

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