Silence | Wysing Polyphonic x Somerset House Studios

Season 9, Episode 1,  Oct 31, 2019, 03:07 PM

To traverse our differences are there silences that we must break?

With contributions from Annie Goh and Natalie Hyacinth (Sonic Cyberfeminisms), Emma Smith, Ziúr, Roy Claire Potter and NSDOS, we hear the artists discuss explore the idea of silence and how this can be disrupted, interjected or accepted in progressive ways, using an excerpt of Audre Lorde’s seminal text Your Silence Will Not Protect You as a jumping off point for artistic discussion.

Somerset House Studios were invited to guest curate the 2019 edition of Wysing Polyphonic. Considering the legacy of Wysing Arts Centre as a place where artists meet and experiment, the programme explored connection beyond the physical: connection as a channel of communication; an incantation, returning, or heralding; the calling on an ‘other’ or unknown to understand different worlds and possibilities. 

Produced by Femi Oriogun-Williams for Reduced Listening. Commissioned by Somerset House Studios