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“False Alarm” Symposium at King’s College

June 12, 2016

Kings College Rorschach Audio 2016

The next “Rorschach Audio” demonstration takes place as part of “False Alarm” – a symposium convened by Dr Zeynep Bulut at King’s College, London, 25 + 26 June 2016. “False Alarm” focusses on “the aurality and errancy of voice” and “forms of mishearing… creative, accidental or hallucinatory”. Speakers include Lynne Kendrick (CSSD), Martha Feldman (University of Chicago), Zeynep Bulut, Andy Fry, Matthew Head, Roger Parker & Heather Wiebe (KCL), Lisa Blackman & Julian Henriques (Goldsmiths), Peter Cusack (LCC), Anna Kvičalová (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science), Nina Power & Aura Satz (RCA), Joe Banks (artist and author of the book “Rorschach Audio”) and Sophie Scott (UCL). The “False Alarm” concert features Atau Tanaka, Seth Ayyaz, Patricia Alessandrini and the Exaudi Vocal Ensemble (performing music by Christopher Fox, James Weeks, Claudia Molitor and Zeynep Bulut). To purchase tickets please follow this link…

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/depts/music/eventrecords/2016/False-Alarm.aspx

Coincidentally the “Rorschach Audio” presentations at Monash University Museum of Art and Gertrude Contemporary [art gallery] (both Melbourne) were programmed to accompany the exhibition “Believe not every spirit, but try the spirits” by the Victorian Spiritualist painter Georgiana Houghton, at MUMA in June 2015, and the Georgiana Houghton exhibition re-opens at the Courtauld Institute (next door to KCL) next week. Particularly in relation to the forensic aspects of the “Rorschach Audio” project, it is interesting that one subject which seems to have been overlooked by most discussions of Georgiana Houghton’s painting, is how she also seems to have been involved in the commercial exploitation of fraudulent spirit photography. In 1882 Georgiana Houghton published a book called “Chronicles of the Photographs of Spiritual Beings & Phenomena Invisible to the Material Eye”, which promoted photos by the fraudulent spirit photographer Frederick Hudson, featuring fake mediums such as Agnes Guppy-Volckman. In fact Fred Hudson’s forgeries were so bad they were exposed by other Spiritualists…

http://courtauld.ac.uk/gallery/what-on/exhibitions-displays/georgiana-houghton-spirit-drawings

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Hudson_(photographer)

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