Language: Interdisciplinary Public Forum


Language: Interdisciplinary Public Forum

Old Quad Library
Old Quadrangle

Parkville campus

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Ian Potter Museum of Art

Held to mark the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, this forum will feature artists, performers and researchers from a range of disciplines exploring language in its many forms. Throughout the day, speakers will share insights into non-verbal and non-human forms of communication; Indigenous languages; and the relationship between language and power.

Speakers include Beth Sometimes, Amelia Turner and Shirley Turner who will introduce audiences to Apmere angkentye-kenhe (a place for language) in Mparntwe/Alice Springs; Professor Alison Lewis who will look back on the Stasi and the secret language of power, and Professor Mark Elgar, who will delve into the question of whether animals have language.

The forum will also feature 'What might be obvious to me may not be obvious to others', a performance lecture by artist Sam Petersen and a newly commissioned performance of Fayen d’Evie and Benjamin Hancock’s 'Essays in vibrational poetics {~~} … , … ; …' 2019.

Entry is free, however bookings are essential, as places will book out.

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