Engaging Tactics @ the BSA Annual Conference 2013 in London, Wednesday April 3rd.
Engaging Tactics is a Goldsmiths PhD initiative exploring the boundaries between sociology and life through multi-sensory, multi-site engagement with publics and participants inside and outside of academia. A series of interventions and round table will continue the discussion during this years the BSA Annual conference.
Live Sociology // Engaging Tactics ····· 16:30 – 18:00
With: Noortje Marres, Nirmal Puwar, Alison Rooke and Michel Guggenheim (all of Goldsmiths, University of London). Chaired by Anna Bull and Christian v. Wissel.
This roundtable is sounding out the speaking and acting powers of multi-media techniques to collect, analyse, archive, and share ethnographic social research as well as other kinds of social data and materials. Drawing on the interventions and screenings presented within Goldsmith’s open stream ‘Engaging Tactics: Revealing Secrets’ during the first day of this year’s BSA Annual Conference, the discussion will envision possible futures for social research by mapping out Live Sociology from participatory art to digital methods, from curating to eating.
Live Methods, 2013, edited by Les Back and Nirmal Puwar, Sociological Review Monographs Series, will be on display during the Publishers’ reception at 7pm.
Revealing Secrets // interventions and screenings ····· all day
The venue for the 2013 BSA conference is the grandly mysterious Connaught Rooms, owned by the Freemasons, complete with masonic stars on door handles and secret entrances into the Masonic Lodge next door. ‘Off-the-records,’ in adjacent rooms and (almost) concealed interventions to the conference, Engaging Tactics therefore showcases a sound performance and video screenings that search for ways to talk about and engage with those bodies and lives that keep or are kept away from public.
Interventions and screenings by
Tansy Spinks: sound artist, lecturer at Middlesex University and Camberwell College of Art.
The sound performance Sonic Ritual (equivalent) will play with ideas about secret rituals, using objects and the sounds they make, through microphones, live loops and loudspeakers.
Madli Maruste: PhD candidate, Centre for Urban and Community Research, Goldsmiths.
The video J. is reflecting on the personal story, a story about the loss of identity, belonging and the city, of a former Jewish Rabbi I met in the Old Jewish quarter in Vilnius, Lithuania in 2012.
Kata Halasz: visual artist, PhD candidate in Visual Sociology, Goldsmiths.
Visual wallpaper, composed of an animated gif projected in loop, intertwining the space, time and histories of the Grand Connaught Rooms.