31 March 2011

We Are Forests by Duncan Speakman and Émilie Grenier

Artists’ Talk and Work-In-Progress
6.30pm, Wednesday 11th May 2011 @ Watershed
(with optional performance at 5.30pm)

In a social environment full of micro-blogging and continuous status updates communicated through text and image, what happens to the emotional weight of the human voice? This event introduces We Are Forests, a new participatory sound work by Speakman and Grenier that uses everyday mobile technologies to ask: what would you whisper into a stranger’s ear?

Grenier and Speakman developed We Are Forests through shared residency at Nimk, Pervasive Media Studio, Kitchen Budapest and 5daysoff. Their talk describes the project and the experience of working across multiple European locations. Before the talk there will be an optional work-in-progress performance.

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