Social Acoustics

Social Acoustics is an artistic, collaborative research project between the Departments of Contemporary Art and Music, University of Bergen, and is developed through two main strands: Embodiment, led by Jill Halstead, and Community, led by Brandon LaBelle. Social Acoustics focuses on the potentialities of sound’s relational, material and artistic qualities. In particular, the project engages sound as a productive medium for nurturing collaboration and an ethics of radical openness, and for challenging models of knowledge and agency defined by the apparent, the legible and the quantifiable. In contrast, by probing sound’s non-representational, temporal, tonal and interruptive qualities, the project focuses on how sonic practices and discourses may engage illness and injustice as well as nurture new modes of resistance and well-being. If the norm of crisis and insecurity shapes our experiences of the world today, it becomes imperative to enable conditions of care that may turn vulnerability and precarity into states of possibility.

My role: wordpress implementation, custom design and creation of a plugin to synchronize categories.

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