Practice Sessions by Ultra-red
Thursday, October 20, 2016, 6 - 8pm
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6 - 8pm
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6 - 8pm
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Ultra-red’s three-part “Practice Sessions” introduces the basics of the sound art collective’s practice. The workshops walk participants through the steps in what the collective calls "militant sound research." In many emancipatory political histories, political education gives a great deal of attention to how people in struggle listen to each other, to spaces and events, to experiences of oppression and liberation, to silence, and how we listen to resonances of commonality and contradiction. A militant sound investigation offers organizers, cultural workers, and community people an accessible process for practicing listening and developing collectivity within the context of ongoing and long-term struggle.
The first workshop examines how a research team organizes itself and develops a question that guides their inquiry. RSVP here.
The second workshop walks viewers through the process of making audio recordings that catalyze the collective reflections of community members. RSVP here.
The third video addresses putting together a listening session that generates new ideas and questions for the next stage of research. RSVP here.
NOTE: It will be best if workshop participants attend all three sessions. In order to accommodate and orient participants who miss a session or can only attend one of the three, each session will include an overview of the full three-part process.
Located in the 41 Cooper Gallery, located in 41 Cooper Square, on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets.