Deborah Kapchan Upcoming Lectures

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2016

Deborah Kapchan, Associate Professor in Performance Studies, will participate in the Dirty Ear Forum: Sound, Multiplicity and Radical Listening in Lisbon, Portugal.

DIRTY EAR Forum is an intensive lab bringing together a range of artists-researchers to explore the use of sound as a material that "collaborates" with the environment and the listener and may operate as a creative platform for developing new methodologies and forms of collective expression.

The 4th edition of DIRTY EAR Forum, co-curated by Brandon LaBelle and Ana Pais, is dedicated to the topic "The Performativity of Sound and Affect". Like the experience of sound, affective modes of experience happen invite us to listen to sensitive rhythms, to movements and vibrations, to multiple intensities. Listening and feeling act as an eminently vibro-tactile experience that collapses borders - between bodies and objects, between public and private - that shape our common perception of the world. Sound and affect are performative, they do things: they hit us, they circulate, they act upon us calling for reactions. Such performativity allows us to wonder about how sound and affect condition and potentiate our experience as well as our ways of thinking, perceiving and acting.

WHEN: September 28 - October 5, 2016
WHERE: Boavista Municipal Gallery / Palácio Pombal

Kapchan will also give the lecture “Listening to Disintegration” as part of the International Society for Ethnology and Folklore (SIEF, working group on the Body, Affects, Senses and Emotions) at Lund University in Lund, Sweden

WHEN: October 7 - 8, 2016
WHERE: Lund University