Tuesday, 9 October 2018 at 5:00 pm – Tuesday, 9 October 2018 at 8:00 pm
We Haunt While You Watch: a sonic presentation from Detroit
Date: Tuesday 9th October 2018
Time: 5pm - 8pm
Location: Geoffrey Manton LT1
Tickets: Free - available at: https://we-haunt-while-you-watch.eventbrite.com
Commencing with drinks at 5pm for 5.30pm start
The talk will be followed by a Q&A chaired by Dr. Toby Heys, Reader in Digital Media
Visiting speaker Kristen Gallerneaux, curator and sonic instrument researcher, from the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, will be presenting under the banners of both, the newly formed research clusters of Manchester - Detroit & The Music and Sonic Studies.
PART ONE / TALK: We Haunt You While You Watch
Kristen Gallerneaux’s new book, High Static, Dead Lines: The Sonic Spectre and the Object Hereafter (Strange Attractor/MIT) is a literary mixtape exploring the entwined boundaries between sound, material culture, landscape and esoteric belief. In this multimedia reading, “We Haunt You While You Watch,” Gallerneaux will share stories from her book: records played at wrong speeds, odd discoveries in museum storage, family seances, hearing conditions—and a broadcast ghost that hijacked a television station to terrorize a city.
PART TWO: Screening of The Hum film
Describe The Hum. A deep time bass rattle; a quivering in the gut. Not everyone can “hear” the Hum, but the vibroacoustic effects of infrasound cause victims to describe it as something that is felt more than heard. The Hum reconstructs a visual and sonic impression of the spatial, psychic-industrial, physiological, and folkloric effects of this event upon people, animals, and local landscapes. The soundtrack is composed of interviews with the Hum-afflicted, original field recordings of the phenomena, and has notably sonified local dirt and rock salt with the use of an analog synthesizer.
Kristen Gallerneaux is an artist, curator, and sonic researcher holding a PhD in Art Practice & Media History from UC San Diego, a MS in Folklore, and MFA in Art. She is also the Curator of Communication and Information Technology at The Henry Ford Museum in Detroit, Michigan, where she continues to build upon one of the largest historic technology collections in North America. Gallerneaux has most recently appeared as a speaker at Unsound Krakow, Moogfest, and Pop Kultur festivals. She has written for the Barbican Center, ARTnews, and the Quietus. She has published on wide-ranging topics like mathematics in midcentury design, the visual history of telepathy research, the world’s first mousepad, and car audio bass battles in Miami. Her book, High Static, Dead Lines, will be released in early October 2018 via Strange Attractor Press and distributed by MIT Press in the US.
Recent Press: http://www.4columns.org/dayal-geeta/high-static-dead-lines