Day 2 - A lecture by Fiona Curran (21%)
Free Event 12 April
In a previous life, Fiona Curran was an industry professional and sound designer with a long list of credits on Film & TV Drama. As a sonic artist (moniker 21%) she has presented sonic works at the Car Boot Art Fair and The Literary Kitchen, as well as working with Simon Gershon (Curran & Gershon) on site-specific audio/visual installations. She has recently begun to explore soundscaping through the use of film and has a particular interest in the ideas around sonic portraiture and interviewed transformations.
She is also a poet & filmmaker who lectures in film at Kingston University. She holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. As a poet, she has been published widely in the UK & Ireland, and most recently published in The Wolf, South Bank Poetry, Magma and the Loose Muse Anthology.Wrecking Ball Press published her first collection, The Hail Mary Pass, and a second untitled collection (she hopes) is imminent.
In Sound & Vision and the Divine Listener, Fiona Curran (21%) will be exploring how we start to blur the boundaries of film sound worlds, and mediate between the spoken word and sound design inference, via the idea of soundscaping the character in an attempt to re-represent the subject. She is looking for the truth through sound and would like you to come and help her find it. To make her case she will use classic film design excerpts, poetry, paper, sonic soundscapes and her own films. She will also be revealing three new works to demonstrate her somewhat wild theories.