We Can See Someone Looking, But Can We Hear Someone Listening? | Lawrence English

Lawrence English

TEDxSydneySalon November 2016 · 24 November 2016

Composer and artist, Lawrence English is interested in audition, which is the act of perceiving with our ears to extract information from the world around us. Unlike our eyes, our ears have no lids but does this mean we’re always listening and what is this thing called listening anyway – is it merely hearing or is it something more decisive? Most of all he ponders, can we listen to a listener’s listening?

Lawrence English is a composer, media artist and curator based in Australia. Working across an eclectic array of aesthetic investigations, English’s work prompts questions of field, perception and memory. He investigates the politics of perception, through live performance and installation, to create works that ponder subtle transformations of space and ask audiences to become aware of that which exists at the edge of perception.

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