Body · Space · Time
An investigation into the relationship between time, body, space and sound marks the re-starting of my curatorial residency at Wysing Arts Centre.
Taking into consideration the 2020 theme of broadcasting, I will spend the coming year extrapolating my ideas around collective knowledge sharing and heightened understandings of what it means to listen. Expanding on current research into the vitality of the physical as a well as psychological voice in the face of sensory loss and taking into consideration Anne Karpf’s research into the overlooked and complex identity of the human voice, I am interested in the affects certain experiences have on our psychosomatic presence in the world, whereby the body is often cancelled in the spaces it inhabits.
As I begin to re-engage with this research after a three month hiatus brought about by the global Covid-19 pandemic, and in response to a seismic shift in thinking that has taken place across whole sections of society and the world, this research has expanded into an investigation of how sound/sonics and the body might relate to spatialisation, and in turn the temporal qualities of the different areas of my research.
Below are the beginnings of this research, its tangents and cross directional flows facilitated by the newly formed tools of this digital platform Wysing have created. With the direct invitation in its title, please feel free to ‘Explore’ left, right, up, down, I will be updating this page periodically and am very much interested in your ideas, for collective knowledge sharing has to be how we move forward.
Hannah Wallis is an artist, curator and researcher and is co-founder of Dyad Creative. She will be in-residence throughout the year conducting research as part of an innovative programme to support the career development of D/deaf and Disabled Curators, in partnership with DASH, Midlands Art Centre (MAC) and Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (MIMA).