School of Music and Fine Art’s Professor of Contemporary Music, Tim Howle in joint collaborative electroacoustic film

Globus Hystericus
Globus Hystericus of is a piece of audio-visual art that utilises music and video media in an equitable way. The principles of acousmatic music are extended to incorporate parallel ideas found in video art. It is the 6th piece in a series of collaborations between composer Tim Howle and the video artist Nick Cope of the University of Sunderland.

The first performance of Globus Hystericus was 23rd and 24th November, 2013 at ‘Seeing Sound’ a practice-led research symposium held at Bath Spa University.

Seeing Sound encompasses multimedia work which focuses on the relationship between sound and image. It also explores areas such as visual music, abstract cinema, experimental animation, audiovisual performance and installation practice through paper sessions, screenings, performances and installations.

Globus Hystericus (DVD – stereo sound. 7 mins.)
Music: Tim Howle, University of Kent
Video: Nick Cope, University of Sunderland

Further links to other works by Tim Howle and Nick Cope:
In Girum:
Open Circuits:

CHASE and 50th Anniversary University Scholarships

SMFA Logochase logoThe Faculty of Humanities at the University of Kent, as a partner within the Consortium for Humanities and Arts in the South East (CHASE), has been successful in its bid to the Arts and Humanities Research Council to establish a 5-year doctoral training partnership that will create over 230 PhD studentships across the participating institutions, the Universities of Kent, East Anglia, Sussex, Essex, the Open University, Goldsmiths and the Courtauld Institute of Art.

CHASE will provide many innovative opportunities for students wishing to develop a range of practical and intellectual skills in the Humanities during their doctorates.

We are therefore delighted to announce a range of AHRC-funded PhD opportunities across the Schools and subjects within the Faculty of Humanities at Kent, in addition to the Kent 50th Anniversary Scholarships.

We will be holding a briefing session for anyone who is thinking of applying for a scholarship to pursue a PhD in a Humanities subject. This will take place on Thursday 12th December (week 11) in DLT1 (Darwin Lecture Theatre 1) at 12 noon.
At this meeting we will explain the procedure for applying for the new CHASE scheme, and we will also provide information about the University of Kent’s 50th Anniversary Scholarships.

The application deadline for both schemes will be 31 January 2014 so it is vital that you start talking to potential supervisors as soon as you can.

Kent is offering some very exciting opportunities for research students, and we look forward to explaining the procedures, talking about what makes for a strong applications, and addressing your questions.

View School of Music and Fine Art Scholarship page for more details.

More about CHASE:
CHASE: Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts South East England

The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, the Open University, and the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent and Sussex have formed a consortium to promote excellence in research, postgraduate research training and knowledge exchange in the Arts & Humanities. The consortium aims to:

  • Support world-class researchers in the understanding of human culture and creativity
  • Engage with employers and develop partnerships to encourage creativity and innovation and to secure funding
  • Raise the national and international profile of the Universities.

Visiting Artist Talk – Kate Adams

The School of Music and Fine Art are delighted to welcome Kate Adams in the next of our  Visiting Artists series.

Thursday 21st November, 6-8pm
BridgeWardens College- Lecture Theatre,
Open to Students and Staff

Kate Adams is a visual artist; her practice encompasses video, installation, construction and drawing. Much of her work addresses the phenomenology of built space, nonverbal communication and perceptual impairment. Kate co-founded Project Art Works, an artist-ledorganization that conducts collaborations with galleries, care agencies and people who have complex needs.

Her politically engaged advocacy as an artist informs the cultural and social connectedness of Project Art Works and its actions. This aspect of her practice requires sensitivity to the ethical issues arising from what she describes as nonconsensual involvement in art. Kate will discuss the potential of art to shift responsibility for change from the amorphous realms of ‘society’ and ‘culture’ to the individual.

Recent exhibitions include: States and Spaces, MK Gallery (2011/12); Who’s There? One Year Later, Jerwood Gallery, Hastings 2013; The Room and Everything in it, Dilston Grove, London (current).

View our Visting Artist Talks web page

Visiting Artists Talk – Trish Scott and Dan Scott

Artist Trish Scott will explore the relationship between digital media and embedded art practice through discussing a selection of site specific projects including collaborative works made with sound artist Dan Scott.

10th December
BridgeWardens College, Lecture Theatre

Change ManagementArtist Trish Scott will explore the relationship between digital media and embedded art practice through discussing a selection of site specific projects including collaborative works made with sound artist Dan Scott.

Trish and Dan’s joint practice incorporates their respective fields of video, performance and sound and explores narratives of place, playfully utilizing institutional methodologies such as ethnography, archaeology, management consultancy and literature.

Previous projects include Change Management, a life-coaching course for a piece of derelict land in Kent, Herring Quest, an exploration of the declining herring industry in Northern Iceland and Our Father a project following the encounters of an English Catholic priest in rural Portugal.

Trish and Dan have a background in social anthropology, and are currently both engaged in practice-based doctoral research at the University of the Arts, London. Their projects have been presented internationally both in gallery and public spaces.

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