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18 May 2022 - 18 May 2022
4:00PM - 6:00PM
Elvet Riverside 142 and online
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
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.
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.
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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Associate Professor in Literature and Visual Culture, University of Southampton
Dr Sarah Hayden leads the AHRC Leadership Fellowship project, 'Voices in the Gallery: Reading Unseen Texts' (2019-2021), in conjunction with John Hansard Gallery and Nottingham Contemporary. She is currently writing a book on voice in art.