Public Research Structure
SUPPOSE I CALL A MAN A HORSE OR A HORSE A MAN? was a residency-as-exhibition a Site Gallery, Sheffield. I created a reconfigurable ‘public research structure’ in the gallery space to house events, discussions, research materials and video work in progress. The aim was to open my working processes to a public audience as a method of developing and generating new research. I programmed a series of events pertaining to various language technologies: alphabet, printing, voice:
In discussion with Anna Barham:
Although from different fields both work with constructing voices that are in some sense artificial - either computer generated for use in technology or reconstructing the sounds of dead languages and tracking phonetic change over time - their approaches providing fascinating insights into how language is stored and processed in the mind.
WEDNESDAY 20th March
In conversation with Anna Barham: Joanna Gavins, Senior lecturer in literary linguistics, Sheffield University.
For the past ten years Joanna Gavins has been involved in the development of Text World Theory, a cognitive- linguistic model of human discourse processing, and its application to literary discourse in particular. She will give an introduction to her research opening into a conversation with Anna about how these ideas touch on her work.
FRIDAY 22nd MARCH