Harriet Butler – An Illuminating Gaze

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The Sonic Art Research Unit (SARU) presents Sound I’m Particular, a series of Pay What You Decide talks held at The Old Fire Station, Oxford.

These evening events will take place between April 2018 and April 2019, 7:30-9:00pm.


Friday 23rd November, 7:30–9:00pm
Harriet Butler – An Illuminating Gaze
The Old Fire Station, 40 George St, Oxford OX1 2AQ.
Pay What You Decide


SARU practitioner Harriet Butler will talk about the idea behind a new collaborative residency that she is leading in relation to place, mapping, sound, and ecology, and the work that lead her to this point.

Harriet’s practice, which is increasingly focused on sound installation and experimental performance, has explored storytelling, objects, and otherness. In speaking of the collaborative residency, Harriet will talk about how movement, line and echo form an important part of the creative framework for the ideas being explored.

Joining Harriet in this collaboration are the artists Renzo Spiteri and Helen Frosi. The residency is taking place at Fusion Arts and Ark-T in East Oxford over several months, and the final work will be shown in these spaces as part of the audiograft festival in March 2019.

Harriet is a recent graduate of Oxford Brookes University where she studied for an MA in Music, with a focus on experimental composition and sonic art. She continues to participate with the Sonic Art Research Unit as a Postgraduate Research Assistant. Her work has been shown at audiograft festival in Oxford and the Rising Sun Arts Centre in Reading.


Sound I’m Particular is a Pay What You Decide talk series that aims to provide a forum to discuss and interrogate listening as both subject and object, exploring the various guises of contemporary listening practices with talks and demonstrations by artists and academics from all over the country; ranging from topics such as augury and Nan Shepherd, to Gertrude Stein and Virginia Woolf, to field recording and Twin Peaks.


All are welcome and no previous knowledge of the subjects is necessary

Curated by Patrick Farmer and Harriet Butler