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GRAND UNION

19 Minerva Works, Fazeley Street, Birmingham B5 5RS
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through Dec

Click to enlargeSEECUM CHEUNG : THE DUTCH WINDOW
May 5 - Jul 22, 2017
Grand Union will host a single channel video installation, with a focus upon the national elections of The Netherlands, which took place on 15 March 2017.
 
Cheung has been conducting interviews since August 2015, collaborating with media representatives to collect footage from Germany, Belgium, Sweden, The Netherlands, Hungary, Denmark, Bulgaria and the UK, to map out the differing frames surrounding the rising surge of nationalism within Europe.
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VOZ RARA RARA RARA VOZ RARA - JAUME FERRETE VAZQUEZ
Nov 30 - Dec 2, 2017 to 12:00am talk/event
Voz Rara Rara Rara is an artist’s research-driven workshop on other political genealogies of voice and listening. It is directed at art workers, activists, students, academics, or any person interested, studying or working with the politics of voice and listening, particularly in relation to technology, body, gender or ‘disabilities’. During the workshop we will work with texts, audiovisual documents and materials drawn from the practices of artists, theorists and activists including Amanda Baggs, Amanda Weidman, Anne Carson, Boris Fridman Mintz, Jonathan Ree, Lawrence Abu Hamdam, Occupy Wall Street, Jérôme Bel or Yes We Fuck among others. We will explore synthetic voices, deaf cultures and sign languages, gender and the body and politics of the voice and listening. Specific case-studies such as the masculinisation of Thatcher’s voice, Bell Lab’s Voice Operator Demonstrator, and the ‘listened voice’ of the Tojolabal people within the Zapatista movement will be examined.
 

 
1 December, 7pm
performance in Minerva Works
‘There are none so deaf’ is a performed reading of a text of the same name, to be published later this year by Q-O2 and Errant Bodies. The text takes its title from a cartoon by Gonzalo Rocha in which the voice of Zapatista Comandanta Esther, at the Mexican Congress, is represented as the plump body of a speech scroll. The cartoon is used as the starting point of a genealogy that goes through deaf culture and sign languages, synthetic voices, the phonograph and the telephone, to present another possible genealogy of the politics of voice and listening.
 
This event is part of VOZ RARA curated by Grand Union Curators-in-Residence Anna Santomauro and Valerio Del Baglivo.
Workshop is open to everyone, but booking is essential.
Free, book tickets here.
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/voz-rara-rara-rara-a-workshop-led-by-jaume-ferrete-vazquez-tickets-37696697838

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