Experiments in Listening is the name for a series of three week-long performative dialogues that took place in 2014 and 2015 between (now Sydney-based) artist Rajni Shah and UK-based performance-makers Karen Christopher, Chris Goode, and Andy Smith. Each dialogue was both a celebration and a deep questioning of the listening that happens between friends.
Whilst the dialogues were intensely personal and in some ways private, each was also accompanied by a filmmaker who was present however they chose to be during the week. The resulting films are three distinctly personal responses to the week-long dialogues, capturing moments of laughter, intimacy, frustration, confrontation, silence, dance, and indeed love.
You are warmly invited to watch the three short films made by Lisa Cazzato-Vieyra, Griffyn Gilligan, and Jonathan Kemp in response to their time observing the dialogues. The screening will be followed by a short facilitated discussion and will be accompanied by refreshments.
This event will follow Queer Sentiments, an afternoon of papers, discussion and poetry readings.
Experiments in Listening will be introduced by Dr Caroline Wake, Lecturer in Theatre at UNSW, and the evening will be hosted by Rajni Shah and presented by UNSW Creative Practice Lab.
This is a free event.
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