Sullivan and Flint, The Thing Is, performance at Motorcade / FlashParade in Bristol, 2012. © Thomas Heming.

17.5 — 7.9.2014

Hlysnan: The Notion and Politics of Listening

artist(s): Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Angie Atmadjaja, Kader Attia, Nina Beier & Marie Lund, Daniela Brahm & Les Schliesser, Peter Cusack, Clare Gasson, Marco Godinho, Christine Sun Kim, Brandon Labelle, Andra McCartney, John Menick, Angel Nevarez & Valerie Tevere, Udo Noll, Emeka Ogboh, Yoko Ono, Susan Schuppli & Tom Tlalim, Christine Sullivan & Rob Flint, John Wynne
curator(s): Berit Fischer, Kevin Muhlen
Exhibition, publication, performances and workshops In the Old English word hlysnan, "to listen", the focus is on the notions of attention and intent. Similarly the emphasis in the project HLYSNAN: The Notion and Politics of Listening lies on the active act not merely of hearing - usually referring to automatic or passive sound perception - but rather specifically on listening; hearing with intent.