Department of Anthropology

Sound Studies Lecture Series: Dont Rhine and Robert Sember of Ultra-red

"The position of listening: the sound protocol of naming the moment."

Mon, October 15, 2018 | SAC 5.118

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

In the session, Dont Rhine and Robert Sember will provide some background on Ultra-red and address issues of concern in their current initiatives.  They will also share tools and practices, such as their adaptations of the "Naming the Moment/Conjunctional Analysis" protocols developed by Deborah Barndt and colleagues.

In the worlds of sound art and modern electronic music, Ultra-red pursue a fragile but dynamic exchange between art and political organizing. Founded in 1994 by two AIDS activists, Ultra-red have over the years expanded to include artists, researchers and organisers from different social movements including the struggles of migration, anti-racism, participatory community development, and the politics of HIV/AIDS.

Collectively, the group have produced radio broadcasts, performances, recordings, installations, texts and public space actions (ps/o). Exploring acoustic space as enunciative of social relations, Ultra-red take up the acoustic mapping of contested spaces and histories utilising sound-based research (termed Militant Sound Investigations) that directly engage the organizing and analyses of political struggles.

Ultra-red, Practice Sessions videos (LACE)

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