Open School East + Cliftonville Community Centre
Thursday, November 1, 2018
12:30 PM
OSE 50 Athelstan Road, Margate, CT9 2BH Cliftonville Community Centre 23 St Paul's Road, Margate CT9 2DB
South East England
Open School East

This session is free and open to all. Those with sensory loss are particularly welcome. Minimum age is 16.

What can we learn by experiencing the world as another? A music, sound and listening day exploring deafness, blindness, and ideas of otherness. Matt Lewis will lead the workshop allowing local people with sensory impairments to work alongside the Open School East associate artists and other members of the public to develop a sound work exploring the limits of perception and the politics of frequency. Tools used will include haptic and networked technologies that allow communication through vibration.

If possible, please bring the following:
1: A musical instrument acoustic or digital, the usage of which you can easily communicate to another member of the session
2: A resonant object

12:30-13:30 Introduction + Presentation by Matt Lewis at Open School East

14:30-17:00 Can You Feel It. Workshop with Matt Lewis at Cliftonville Community Centre

17:30-18:30 Can You Feel It. Performance with Matt Lewis at Cliftonville Community Centre

Organised by current Open School East associate artist Dipesh Pandya as part of the ’Thoughts on Space’ series of workshops and events.

Thoughts on Space is a series of talks, workshops, and events that seek to explore our perceptions of internal and external space. How do we form an identity in a space? How do we react to space? how does each individual define space?

In collaboration with visiting practitioners, we aim to address these questions through sound, material, and open dialogue.

Matt Lewis is a musician and sound artist based in Margate. Key areas of interest include the politics of sound, Foley, urbanism, notation and alternative methods of media distribution. His work is most often focused on particular physical sites, or around particular social issues, such as regeneration, disability and urban planning. A strong participatory and educational aspect to his work exists as an important counterpoint to his practice.