Tonotopia: co-designing sound art with Cochlear Implant users

Tonotopia: Work in progress talk at the V&A

Tom Tlalim will discuss his ongoing project ‘Tonotopia: Co-designing sound art, where he has been collaborating with users of Cochlear Implants, exploring artistic modes hearing and listening inside and outside the museum space. The project is supported by the V&A Learning Department and the charity Action on Hearing Loss. In the wake of recent developments in sensory prosthetic technologies Tlalim asks, how can artistic listening experiences be shared by various hearing capacities?

Tom Tlalim is an artist and writer. His work often explores sound as a medium for social and political exchange. He completed his practice-based PhD at Goldsmiths with a grant by the Mondriaan Foundation. He also holds MAs in Composition and Sonology. Tlalim’s work is regularly exhibited internationally. Recent exhibition include the Marrakech Biennale, Stroom The Hague, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (Tiger Award nominee), Witte de With Rotterdam, and the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale (with Forensic Architecture). He is currently developing a new work in dialogue with users of Cochlear Implants at the Victoria & Albert museum community engagement and learning department in collaboration with Action on Hearing Loss.

Event details
V&A lunchtime talks
Location: The Victoria & Albert museum,
Cromwell Road, Knightsbridge,
London SW7 2RL, UK
Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre
Date:       Wednesday 29th March
Time:       13.00 – 13.45
Entrance: Free, drop in
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