Hank Bull’s Notes for a Research on Hearing – NRATI



Facilitated by Hank Bull and cheyanne turions

In conjunction with the 2011 Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art, the inimitable Hank Bull has been invited to select a reading in relation to his upcoming performance with the festival.

Compiled in 1987, Notes for a Research on Hearing was born of a New Year’s day conversation about the sounds we all hear in our heads. Where do these noises come from? What happens between the ear and brain? Bull has compiled a trove of ruminations on the subject, ranging from Friedrich Nietzsche to John Cage to Gertrude Stein to Jacques Derrida. Connected by Bull’s narrative of grappling with the subject–including his own family’s history of deafness – Notes for a Research on Hearing is a hypothesis about the relationship between hearing, balance and the written word.

Participation in No Reading After the Internet is free and open to everyone, regardless of their familiarity with a text or its author. Texts will be handed out at the salon. No pre-reading or research is required.

Hank Bull is an artist born in Calgary, Canada, in 1949.  He arrived to Vancouver in 1973 and joined the Western Front, one of Canada’s first artist-run centres. There his practice expanded to include performance, video, radio and telecommunications art. His work is represented in the collections on the National Gallery of Canada and the New York Museum of Modern Art, and was included in the Venice Biennale, 1986, Dokumenta 9, 1987 and ars electronic 1989. Interested in networks of exchange, he has travelled widely and collaborated with artists from all over the world. In 1999, he was a co-founder of the Vancouver International Centre for Contemporary Asian Art (Centre A), where he continued as executive director until 2010.

The event is co-presented with No Reading After the Internet, the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto and the Deep Wireless Festival of Radio and Transmission Art.



Wednesday 25 May 2011 –

Non-members: Free
Members: Free

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