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Sounding The Sea Symposium
Thu, 15 Jun 2017, 12:30 – Fri, 16 Jun 2017, 16:00 BST
Sounding The Sea Symposium
Ferens Art Gallery and Hull University
June 15th & 16th 2017 - Hull, UK
Join scientists, artists, poets and historians to delve into our cultural, historical and scientific connection to the ocean in Sounding the Sea, a two-day symposium organised by Invisible Dust and Film and Video Umbrella at Ferens Art Gallery and Hull University, 15th – 16th June.
Authors China Miéville and Philip Hoare, poet John Wedgwood Clarke, artists Bik van der Pol and Mariele Neudecker, and marine biologist and oceans campaigner Professor Alex Rogers Oxford University to name a few, will discuss a wide variety of topics such as: the critical importance and health of our oceans with climate change, catastrophes such as tsunamis and earthquakes, bioluminescence and deep sea marine life, Hull’s maritime history, marine plastics, rising sea level and our myriad of cultural connections to the sea.
Sounding The Sea through a combination of thought provoking talks, participatory breakout sessions, artist performances and film screenings will take you on a journey to explore our oceans. The symposium offers opportunities to explore and discuss a wide variety of issues, many of which are of critical importance to the future and health of our oceans.
The programme of talks and sessions, will be complemented by the unique opportunity of curator-led tours of Offshore: Artists explore the sea an exhibition curated by Invisible Dust at Ferens Art Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum and Somewhere Becoming Sea curated by Film and Video Umbrella at Humber Street
Full price (£45) and concessionary tickets (£30) are available. If you would like to attend the Thursday evening buffet, please also buy your ticket (£9). Please note a paying bar will also be available to buy drinks.
June 15th: Ferens Art Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum
The symposium will open with registration at 12.30pm on Thursday June 15th. Artists talks, gallery tours and an evening performance will start at 1.30pm and run in to the evening at Ferens Art Gallery, Hull. Teas and coffees will be available. An evening buffet for a small additional cost (£9) will also be available at Ferens Art Gallery.
June 16th: Middleton Hall, University of Hull
The symposium will open with registration at 9.00am on Thursday June 16th, Artists talks, breakout sessions and live performances will run until 4pm when the symposium will end. Teas & Coffees and a light lunch will be available.
A full programme will be available for download from the Invisible Dust website in due course.
Sounding the Sea is part of exhibitions Offshore: Artists explore the sea curated by Invisible Dust at Ferens Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum and Somewhere Becoming Sea curated by Film and Video Umbrella at Humber Street Gallery.
The symposium is independently supported by Hull and Oxford Universities, Arts Council England, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Hull Culture and Leisure and the Wellcome Trust.