"The Cave Mouth and The Giant Voice" film shown at the Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK and Commonwealth (ASA) 2015 conference in the Film, Audio and Multimedia Programme, convened by Tom Rice.
Ora 17: Eavesdropping
Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin, with Angus Carlyle
25 December 2014
In the Christmas episode of Ora, Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin are joined in the studio by Angus Carlyle to talk about eavesdropping. On the grounds of a recent project by Carlyle, the multi-faceted qualities of eavesdropping are explored: to eavesdrop on oneself, the blurred margins between evidence and performance, the implications of ‘document’ and the parallels and discrepancies between eavesdropping and voyeurism are discussed, alongside the risks of the eavesdropper, his and her moral and ethical dilemmas, the legalities of identity and behaviour, through examples from film, poetry, sound, music and fiction.
A talk on 12th of November at London College of Communication as part of the Points of Listening series, convened by Salome Voegelin and Mark Peter Wright:
Twenty episodes – twenty anecdotes, recordings, film clips, excerpts from other peoples’ writings and thoughts – find a shared space somewhere between the overheard, the misheard, the crossed wire and the signal – the signal jammed and the signal transmitted.
A cattle auction, an absent skylark, Maher Shalal Hash Baz, the cruel sea, Jane Austen, “prowords”, telepathy, conversations on commuter trains, in cafes and in pubs, sub-titles, sheep that speak, Call of Duty and blinking: these are what I’m thinking about now and some of this, perhaps most of it, will make it into my presentation on the 12th . There might even be a magic trick.
‘Friday afternoon, I’m walking home from school and I’m watching some men build a new house. And the guy hammering on the roof calls me a paranoid little weirdo. In Morse code’. Emo Phillips.