LICA Seminar Series 2009: Duncan Speakman

Date:25 February 2009
Time:4.30 pm

LICA Seminar Series 2009.

Speaker: Duncan Speakman, Sound Artist, Bristol.

Venue: Lancaster University, Bowland North, Seminar Room 02.

This talk explores the use of locative and pervasive media in performance. The discussion traces the development of Speakman's recent work, focusing on audience as performer as well as the social positioning of mobile audio in the post-ipod age. Is it possible to create media that balances immersion and augmentation? How do we use displaced sound recordings to connect audiences to their immediate surroundings?

Duncan Speakman is a sound artist based in Bristol, UK. His work examines how we use sound to locate ourselves in personal and political environments. Seeking out the poetics of the everyday, he creates socially relevant experiences that engage audiences emotionally and physically in public spaces. He employs walking as both a process and/or outcome in the work. In recent years he has created pre-recorded audio walks, generative GPS-based experiences, live performance using locative media content, and games for public spaces. He is a senior lecturer in media practice at the University of the West of England.

Who can attend:Anyone

Further Information

Organising departments and research centres:Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
  • Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
  • The LICA Building, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK