Crowdsourcing an Original Contribution to Knowledge Or: How to Do Things with (un)Sound Non-Philosophy

12 June 2016


Venue: OSE tintin

Organiser: Kevin Logan

Kevin Logan’s cross-disciplinary practice spans over two decades, comprising performance, installation, digital media and sound composition/design. He is currently a PhD student with the *CRiSAP research centre at LCC, University of the Arts London. His practice-led research considers the shared ontology of performance and sonic practice(s). His work necessitates an interrogation of the sonic-event by means of a processing of low-key and low-fi sequences of performed tasks. These are then re-constructed, re-purposed and ‘re-punked’, critically engaging with the performative nature of sound works and the destabilisation and countervailing of the performer through expanded modes of mediation. He is also a founder member of the collective thickear, which explores social engagement through combinations of sound, installation, participation and performance. *Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice

This is a performance-presentation that examines the interconnectivity between Philosophy, Contemporary Art and Sound Studies. It is intended as a provocative attempt to grapple with the agency of sonic materiality via practice-led research.

In bypassing the usual lecture format where information is delivered to an audience by ‘an expert’, this event will involve a number of activities and discussions as an exploration of collective and non-traditional knowledge sharing. Taking the form of an hour-long (approx.) programme incorporating video, sound and performance, the attendees will be encouraged to participate using both spoken and non-verbal forms of articulation.

In academia what is considered to be ‘an original contribution to knowledge’ champions the self determined individual intellect and promotes introversion and conceit. However, this gathering is intended to create a space for group indecision, uncertainty and befuddlement. It will propagate questions rather than provide answers.

The event is intended to be of particular interest to anyone who is inquisitive about how philosophy might be exploited to inform art and how art might be used to ‘do’ philosophy. As a group we will noisily make non-informed generalisations about some of the most complex theories of our time. Outcomes of this event will contribute to a continued development of (un)sound research methodology.