Galerija za zvok, bioakustiko in umetnost / Gallery for sound, bioacustics and art

Colin Black: Soundwalks

Arts Therapy Workshop
Tuesday, 14 June 2022 at 17.00 (3 hrs)
meeting point: Švicarija MGLC
Workshop will be held by Dr Colin Black (Masters of Arts Therapies candidate PEF UL) with research assistance Teja Blatnik

Please note that by consenting to take part in this workshop you understand that you will be agreeing to participate in a research project conducted by Dr Colin Black that aims to explore how elements of soundwalks can be used to assist the healing process.

mandatory application on, until 12 June 2022
The workshop will be in English. Max. number of participants is 8

*Accompanying program of Colin Black’s exhibition Triangulation

The workshop will allow participants to freely explore their identity in the context of location through storytelling using different approaches. A soundwalk as a therapeutic approach to developing mindfulness, in which participants focus on an intense awareness of the sense of hearing and connection to location while feeling the moment, presents a field of reflection. Participants are encouraged to interpret their experiences thoughtfully to acquire a sound map of their experiences. The aim is to define the individual’s bio-acustic map and learn about the process of deepening the individual’s sense of self, of connection to the environment, to others, and the broader community.

Dr. Colin Black is an internationally acclaimed composer and sound artist having won the 2015 New York Festivals award for Best Sound Art, the 2003 Prix Italia Award (Best Composed Work) and being shortlisted as a finalist in the Prix Phonurgia Nova (France), Prix Marulić (Croatia), Grand Prix Nova (Romania) and the APRA Professional Development Awards (Australia). Black has received multiple national and international commissions to create innovative major works for installation, performance and broadcast in Australian, USA and across Europe. Black completed his PhD at the University of Sydney where he was a recipient of the University of Sydney Postgraduate Awards Scholarship. Black’s curating credits include, international festival/showcases of award winning Australian acoustic art and radio art. More recently Black has become a visiting research fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, an adjunct lecturer at Southern Cross University and previously a casual academic lecturing at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences and University Technology, Sydney.