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Open Field Symposium

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RMIT Design Hub

Building 100, Level 2

Corner Victoria and Swanston Streets

Carlton, VIC 3053

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Super Field journeys to a diverse range of remote locations over four distinct programs. Join us to learn about the politics and planning, making and editing, residing and visiting that have gone into the production of these sound and video works made in remote locations. Throughout the program we’ll speak with the curators and artists, the exhibition designers as well as the Design Hub team involved in creating Super Field. These are hands-on programs where we’ll be making, recording and listening.

The Open Field Symposium will examine some of the key ideas informing Super Field by looking at ways in which artists undertake fieldwork in remote locations. It will draw on a range of deep field projects to look at the reasons why artists choose to work in remote locations, and how fieldwork impacts on the work that they produce as a result. The symposium will also be a platform to discuss the concept behind the Super Field exhibition and the use of multi-channel sound and vision to create immersive encounters with place.

Speakers: Ben Byrne on undertaking fieldwork in the Victorian Alps, Philip Samartzis on the practice of sound recording in extreme environments, Madelynne Cornish on documenting the ecoacoustic characteristics of Finland’s forests, Polly Stanton
on expanded listening in remote environments, David Burrows on the absurdity of human endeavour when measured against overwhelming nature and history, and Martin Kay on considering the remote landscape of Ulleungdo Island through its built environment.


Image: Super Field, RMIT Design Hub, 2017-2018. Photography: Tobias Titz.

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