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Hearing faces, seeing voices: sound art, experimentalism and the ethnographic gaze

Wynne, John (2011) Hearing faces, seeing voices: sound art, experimentalism and the ethnographic gaze. In: Between Art and Anthropology: Contemporary Ethnographic Practice. Berg Publishers, London, UK, pp. 49-67. ISBN 9781847885005 [Social studies > Anthropology
Creative Arts and Design > Sound Arts & Design
Creative Arts and Design > Photography]
 
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Creators:Wynne, John
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The author discusses some of the common ground between anthropology and art through an examination of the ethics of cross-cultural arts practice. He looks at the role of technology, levels of intimacy, humour (or the lack of it) and the value of experimentalism through his own work on four projects:

1. Upcountry, a sound work based on Kenyan master musician Ingosi Mwoshi

2. Hearing Voices, a project based on endangered click-languages in the Kalahari Desert comprising a gallery installation, a composed documentary for radio and a CD-ROM archive. The fieldwork was carried out with linguist Dr Andy Chebanne and visual artist Denise Hawrysio.

3. Transplant, a project based on heart and lung transplant patients comprising a gallery installation, a composed documentary for radio and a book/DVD. The fieldwork was carried out in collaboration with photographer Tim Wainwright.

4. A work in progress based on Gitxsanimaax, an endangered indigenous language in Canada. The fieldwork was carried out with linguist Tyler Peterson and visual artist Denise Hawrysio.

Official Website:http://www.bergpublishers.com/?tabid=13872
Type of Research:Book Section
Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:Art, anthropology, sound art, art and anthropology, endangered languages
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company:Berg Publishers
Your affiliations with UAL:Colleges > London College of Communication
Research Centres/Networks > Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP)
Date:January 2011
Copyright Holders:John Wynne and Tim Wainwright
Projects or Series:Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)
ID Code:3039
Deposited By:Dr John Wynne
Deposited On:02 Nov 2011 14:32
Last Modified:03 Nov 2011 09:26
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