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18 May 2022 - 18 May 2022

4:00PM - 6:00PM

Elvet Riverside 142 and online

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A talk in the series Unregarded: Forms of 'Outside' in Art Writing, which is run in collaboration with Newcastle University's School of Art and Cultures and the Art Writing programme

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Still from Charlotte Prodger's SaF05

Dr Sarah Hayden will take us off-script and outside of the frame to challenge the role and aims of nature documentary today. It will draw on new research exploring voice (human and non-human) and accessibility in art. 

  • 16.00 - Screening of Charlotte Prodger's film SaFo5 (2019) in person in Elvet Riverside 142
  • 17.00 - Talk with Dr Sarah Hayden either in person or via Zoom

More about this talk

This is not a talk about a lion. It is about what is outside of the frame, parallel to the postscript and on the edge of vocality in Charlotte Prodger’s SaF05 (2019). By logging drones, blurs and avoidances of intimacy, I will locate Prodger’s film at an angle to the history of remote trespass upon other-than-human territories. Tracking what happens when vision is prefigured by voice, I will propose SaF05 as retort to the reproductive normativity of nature documentary. Giving megafauna-as-metaphor a(n appropriately) wide berth, I will read SaF05 as reparative queering of the wildlife quest. Veering inevitably voice-ward, this talk will weigh the off-script against the off-transcript.

Registration for online version

The talk from 17.00 UK will be a hybrid event. If you wish to join the talk online, register in advance via: 

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