Soundings in Audiovisual Practice: Process, Translation, Behavior and Collaboration
November 3, 2011 12:00 pm - 01:00 pm
Wells Library, E170-D - Bloomington
Brown Bag Series


Digital Arts and Humanities Brown Bag Series
Presented by the Institute for Digital Arts and Humanities (IDAH)

Norbert Herber
Lecturer, Dept. of Telecommunications
Shannon McMullen
Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts, Purdue University
Fabian Winkler
Assistant Professor of Visual and Performing Arts, Purdue University


“Soundings in Audiovisual Practice: Process, Translation, Behavior and Collaboration”

Building on their shared interest in experimental audiovisual systems and processes Norbert Herber (IU Bloomington), Shannon McMullen and Fabian Winkler (Purdue University) will discuss aspects of behavior, translation and collaboration in their art practices. In this context, they will provide insights into their works currently on display in the sound art exhibition Waveforms at IU’s Grunwald Gallery: The gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter by Norbert Herber & Rowland Ricketts; and The Elocuter: I must remind you we live in Dada times… by Shannon McMullen and Fabian Winkler.

In their poetic, critical and sometimes deliberately imperfect approach to translation processes, Herber, McMullen and Winkler place their works in the larger field of alternative artistic practices in sound, that includes experimental music such as Cornelius Cardew’s The Great Learning (1971) and social spaces of exchange such as the ones created by Waveforms (co-organized by Norbert Herber) and AUDO (organized by Shannon McMullen and Fabian Winkler at Purdue University). The artists will discuss the role of process in their work: the steps involved in creating an artwork, as well as those processes that are created which contribute to the work's final form.

Thursday, November 3
12-1 p.m.
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