AHRC Fellowship

AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellow

Birmingham City University and Library of Birmingham

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Library of Birmingham copyright Heather Connelly 2016

Between Feb-April (2016) I am currently AHRC cultural engagement fellow at Birmingham City University (BCU) and Library of Birmingham. During which time I will be conducting an action research project that consists of running workshops with the public, working with foreign language tutors and conservatoire students to devise a live sound work that can be performed in and around the library.

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Library of Birmingham Interior copyright Heather Connelly 2016

I will also be hosting the first transdisiplinary art-and-translation roundtable discussion that brings together artists and experts from other fields to enter into a dialogue – share and discuss their research.

 

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Library of Birmingham copyright Heather Connelly 2016

 

Process

I have been busy getting together a polylingual transdisciplinary team to create experimental sound works which will be performed in the Library in April, working with MA and PhD students from BCU as academic partners and alumni.

I have been introduced to the sounds of the Arabic, Hindi, Finnish, Thai, Japanese, Hebrew, Portuguese and Greek alphabets.

 

For further information about the project email me: heather.connelly@BCU.com

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