‘The voice appears to lend itself to hallucination, in particular the hallucination of power … effected by an extension or restructuration of the body.’ Mary Ann Doane
Symposium as part of Edinburgh International Film Festival with Ruth Noack, Imogen Stidworthy, Dr. Andrew Irving, Dr. Susannah Thompson
EIFF event page: http://www.edfilmfest.org.uk/films/2014/viewing-voices-a-symposium-discussing-the-use-of-the-voice-in-cinema
Viewing Voices page: http://viewing-voices.tumblr.com
10am - 4pm, Thursday 19 June 2014. Day Ticket £5
Venue: 10.00-11:30 Filmhouse 11.30-16.00 Traverse
Viewing Voices: Voice and Moving Image will examine methods of address and their contribution to both positioning voice and ‘giving voice’ in relation to subject, maker and audience. With a particular focus on inner-voice, the presentations will explore how these methods articulate, materialise or pervert thought, memory and imagination.
The symposium begins at the Filmhouse for a screening programmed by curator Ruth Noack. All will then cross the street to the Traverse Theatre, where the day continues, with a talk on aspects of mediated voice from art historian, writer and critic Susannah Thompson; artist Imogen Stidworthy will talk about and present her work; and visual anthropologist Andrew Irving will share and explore live research from his site-specific project to be conducted in Edinburgh the previous day. The afternoon concludes with a plenary session chaired by Susannah Thompson.
‘..the internal voice, a voice which cannot be silenced. As if the voice were the very epitome of a society that we carry with us and cannot get away from.’ Mladen Dolar
Initiated by artist Lyndsay Mann. Developed in partnership with Edinburgh International Film Festival, and supported by Scottish Documentary Institute, LUX, and Edinburgh College Art, University of Edinburgh