Platial Thinking and Field Recording: online talk with artist Robin Parmar
Thursday 5 August, 6.30pm on Zoom
In the next event in our Slowtime project with artist David Beattie, Robin Parmar will discuss how field recordings became an important part of his artistic practice. He considers – how do we encounter a place through sound? What remains of a place in a field recording?
To investigate these questions, he spent several years researching phenomenology, human geography, and ethnomusicology and realised that a place is not, as one might first think, a passive location awaiting documentation. Instead, a place is an active matrix always in the process of being formed, changed by our every attention. We create place as place creates us. Robin describes this as ‘platial thinking’.
Robin will describe how he applies ‘platial thinking’ to a practice of composition and sound installation.
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