The Division of Games and Arts is pleased to announce the relaunch of the PLATFORM visiting Artist/Designer/Scholar monthly lecture series.

PLATFORM: Victoria Keddie

Sounding Impossibility, Re-imagining Radical Futures

How can sound realize the impossible pertaining to spaces that imagine a radical future or a significant shift in our collective place of being? 

Internationally recognized sound/media artist Victoria Keddie will survey a few past works and speak about current work and research in sounding both utopian and impossible architecture. Keddie’s research and practice focus on speculative architecture that challenges not only the laws of physics but how we as a society move, interact and understand our spatial and sonic worlds. With this practice-based research project, she is investigating how sound moves in impossible spaces, in order to understand how sound plays a significant role in understanding the places we inhabit, the structures we reside in, and specifically the speculative utopian environments designed for human interaction. 

Victoria Keddie is an artist working forensically with techno-artifacts of our collective media ecology. Recent projects include customized software to visualize and sound space debris, sounding entropic architecture, and modeling a TV studio within a vacant flagship retail store for a series of live transmissions. Keddie is the Co-Director of E.S.P. TV, a nomadic TV studio and cable access series, that realizes synthetic environments and deconstructs the televisual for live performance. Her most recent project will be as the 2023 INHABIT Artist-in-residence at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, DE working to sound impossible architecture.

When: 20th of April, 17:00-18:30

Where: Hybrid event

Free and open to the public, but you must register for a space. 

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Victoria Keddie "Sounding Impossibility, Re-imagining Radical Futures" At Abertay University!


The PLATFORM: Visiting Artist/Designer/Scholar lecture series highlights the diversity of creative practices and ideas engaged by contemporary artists, designers and scholars.

Platform events will be scheduled during the academic year for 2023. Our goal is to present at minimum 6 visitors to Abertay University and the local community in this relaunch of the series originally started in 2017. Events will be scheduled both on and off campus and online where appropriate. 

This program is sponsored by Discretionary Research Funds by the Dean of the School of Design and Informatics.

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