Artists Talk: We Are Forests (D Speakman; ? Grenier)

Where: Watershed, 1 Canon's Road, BS1 5TX

When: 11 May 2011 5:30pm to 6:30pm

In a social environment full of micro-blogging and continuous status updates communicated through text and image, what happens to the emotional weight of the human voice? This event introduces ???We Are Forests???, a new participatory sound work by Speakman and Grenier that uses everyday mobile technologies to ask, 'What would you whisper into a stranger???s ear'? Grenier and Speakman developed 'We Are Forests' through a shared residency at Pervasive Media Studio, Netherlands Media Arts Institute (Amsterdam, NL), 5daysoff festival (Amsterdam, NL) and Kitchen Budapest (HU). Their talk describes the project and the experience of working across multiple European locations, organisations and cultures. To reserve a free ticket for talk, please visit: Before the talk there will be an optional work-in-progress performance. Your cinema ticket does not include entry to this part of the event. To register your interest for the performance, please email: This event is delivered in partnership with Mayfest ( and will be live streamed to Amsterdam and Budapest. Find out more about the project here:

Entry Cost: free event

Posted by: Grace Denton | 18-04-2011

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