Ultra-red | Toronto Session

What is the sound of the pedagogy of the boarder?

Friday, March 12, 2010, 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Three hour afternoon workshop

Pre-registration required – info@extra-curricular.info
For approximately 20 participants.

Ultra-red members Janna Graham and Elliot Perkins will perform a ‘listening session’ inviting participants to follow a collective procedure for listening to recordings made during the collective’s long term investigations from within the struggles of migration in the UK and contintental Europe. Combining elements of experimental composition with methods of popular education, participants will also have opportunity to reflect on the role of listening in art, education and politics. Participants from Toronto are also invited to bring recordings and statements in any format responding to the question.

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Artist Biography

The art group Ultra-red take up the acoustic mapping of contested spaces and histories utilising sound-based research that directly engages political struggle. With nine associates working in North America and Europe, Ultra-red pursue a dynamic exchange between art and political organising producing radio broadcasts, performances, recordings, and installations. Founded in 1994 by two AIDS activists, Ultra-red have expanded to include artists, researchers and organisers from different social movements including the struggles of migration, anti-racism, participatory community development, and the politics of HIV/AIDS. The group also runs the fair-use online record label, Public Record (www.publicrec.org).