Sounding The Sea, major two-day symposium exploring our artistic and scientific connections to the ocean.
Join scientists, artists, poets and historians to explore our cultural, historical and scientific connection to the ocean in a major two-day symposium.
Sounding The Sea includes authors China Miéville and Philip Hoare, artists Bik Van der Pol and Mariele Neudecker, alongside marine biologists and ocean campaigners; Professor Alex Rogers, University of Oxford, Dr Magnus Johnson, University of Hull and Jo Ruxton, producer of groundbreaking new film Plastic Oceans.
Thought-provoking talks, participatory breakout sessions, artist performances and film screenings will cover issues of critical importance to our future and the health of the oceans. Topics include: climate change, rising sea levels, deep sea marine life, marine plastics, Hull’s maritime history and our cultural connections to the sea.
Opportunities will be available to tour Offshore: Artists explore the sea an exhibition at Ferens Art Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum curated by Invisible Dust, and Somewhere Becoming Sea at Humber Street Gallery curated by Steven Bode, supported by Film and Video Umbrella. Part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
A full programme will be available for download from the Invisible Dust website in due course.
June 15: Ferens Art Gallery and Hull Maritime Museum
The symposium will open with registration at 12.30pm on Thursday June 15. 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 will also be available at Ferens Art Gallery.
June 16: Middleton Hall, University of Hull
The symposium will open with registration at 9.00am on Thursday June 16. 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.
Full price tickets: £45
Concessionary tickets: £30
Thursday evening buffet: an additional £9
To book tickets and for more information: www.invisibledust.com
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