Voice: The Right To Silence

Summary of the 1st day of the conference Voice – creature in transition:
The Right To Silence curated by London based artist Lawrence Abu Hamdan
Experimental lecture performance by choreographer Ali Kaviani. Also check out the Silence University, an autonomous knowledge exchange platform by and for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
Artist and writer Niall Moore talks about silence and a role of voice through a story of censorship in Northern Ireland in the late 1980s.
Act of eavesdropping and a status of a listener through book ‘The Middle Ear’ by Cairo based artist Maha Maamoun and writer Haytham El-Wardany.
Ethnographic field recordings and reading of ‘The act of silencing by Noah Angell.
Let’s hear what we can see.
Patience’s body speaks instead of the patience in the lecture by anthropologist Tom Rice.
Screening of audio essay/documentary/fiction about the Institute of Screamscape Studies: The Pressures of the Unspeakable by Gregory Whitehead.
Ukrainian born artist Anna Kipervaser shows parts of her upcoming film about noise legislation applying to the call of prayer in Cairo.
Belgian artist Kobe Matthys, the founder of Agency, an initiative that investigates legal disputes about the authorship of specific vocalisations.
Legal scholar James Parker opens the trial of Simon Bikindi.
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