Lewisham Way
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A lecture and demonstration by Joe Banks, Goldsmiths, University of London

26 Feb, 4:10 pm, Room 308, Richard Hoggart Building, Goldsmiths

Joe Banks will be demonstrating the illusions of sound which have been discussed in his MIT Press published research project 'Rorschach Audio'. Rorschach Audio argues that credulous interpretations of EVP research (which are commonplace in contemporary art) are at best examples of willful self-delusion, at worst examples of outright fraud. Rorschach Audio offers the primary hypothesis that an understanding of the relevant aspects of psychoacoustics provides a complete explanation for most EVP recordings, and a secondary hypothesis that an informed understanding of these processes is as important to understanding the emergent field of sound art as studies of optical illusions have historically been to understanding visual art.

Through his ground-breaking Disinformation project (active since 1995), noise DJ and installation artist Joe Banks pioneered the use of electromagnetic (radio) noise from sources such as live mains electricity, lightning, industrial and IT hardware, laboratory equipment, trains, magnetic storms and the sun as the raw material of musical and fine-art publications, exhibits and events. 'Disinformation' has been the subject of 10 UK solo exhibitions, experienced by over 100,000 people and described by The Guardian as “some of the most beautiful installations around."

All talks are open to members of the public.
Attendance is free and there is no need to book in advance.

For further information, contact Sally Marlow (email: [email protected]).

Official Website: http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/apru

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