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An Archaeology of Sound
22 October - 23 OctoberAED 15
Now this three-weekend study group with the writer and curator Nida Ghouse looks like a fascinating option. Consisting of field trips, reading, screening, and listening-based discussions and conversations with collaborators, it explores sound as a social event and a marker for social values.
From the blurb: “Archaeologists dig into the earth to assemble cultures of the past as objects of knowledge. Is sound too buried under layers of time? Can it be excavated? What tools would be needed? … When listening becomes a way of digging, there may be nothing to accumulate. Sometimes someone hears something even though the sound itself is lost or faded … We encourage applicants with interest in sound, archaeology and what listening can be”.
It takes place at the Alserkal Arts Foundation on weekends from 22 October to 6 November. It’s free, but you need to apply before 15 September.