Large Objects Moving Air 2018

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08 Jan 2018

9am to 7.30pm

Monday 8 January 2018
9.00am - 7.30pm, London College of Communication, SE1 6SB

Read the full details on the CRiSAP website and book tickets online

BOOK TICKETS: £10 standard ticket, £5 unwaged / Low waged / Students, Free for TECHNE members. 

Large Objects Moving Air 2018 is a one day conference exploring the presence, agency and materiality of air from the microscale to macroscale, through both literal and figurative interpretations. Presentations will explore the materialities of air, vibration, politics and power from researchers, writers and artists within the sciences, humanities, arts and other creative disciplines.


Presenting papers at LOMA 2018:

Fari Bradley, Angus Carlyle, Robert Curgenven, Julian Day, Sasha Engelmann, Matthew Flintham, Michael Guida, Sebastiane Hegarty, Hanna Husberg, Tim Meacham, Christian Mieves, Daryl Palmer, Sharon Phelan, David Prior & Frances Crow (liminal), Deanna Radford, David Strang, Julian Weaver and Anna Wolfe-Pauly.

Keynotes & Performances

J.R. Carpenter – Artist, writer and researcher

Laura Cannell - Musician, Specially Commissioned Bass Recorder Performance for LOMA

Chris Watson - BAFTA award winning sound recordist 

James Dooley - Digital artist, awarded the LOMA 18 Artist Commission for Have you talked about the weather today?

What comes to mind when one thinks about air? Air is everywhere and nowhere. It is a carrier of frequencies, energies, vibrations, toxins, pollutants and blast waves. It supports life and is a site of communication. It is clouds and The Cloud. Who owns it? Can it be owned? Who or what are the agents in the transmission and circulation of air? How does it circulate and what circulates within it?
With the futures of people, animals, plants and microbial ecologies constantly up in the air, LOMA 2018 offers an opportunity for reflection about that which is all around us, its vitality but also its precarity and potential as carrier of threat and harm.
At LOMA 2018 presentations and artworks in different formats and deploying various strategies will animate the air in and around the conference setting of the London College of Communication in Elephant and Castle, South London. Through these multiple representations we hope to foster the recalibration of our position within the local and planetary scale ecologies, of vectors of mass transit, and flux in the sky, on the surface and beyond.
The theme of the conference relates to works that reflect (but are not limited to) the following areas around the literal / metaphorical / abstracted examples of the movement of large bodies on a range of scales:


- Meteorology
- Acoustic ecology
- Nuclear culture and the military industrial complex
- Protest movements, propaganda and the voice
- Media Infrastructures
- Technocapitalism
- Bass and soundsystem culture
- Unsound / Infrasonics / Ultrasonics / EEG
- Atmospherics

Organising Committee
Jennifer Lucy Allan (CRiSAP, London College of Communication), Matt Parker (CRiSAP, London College of Communication), Megan Archer (University of Brighton), Benjamin Bland (Royal Holloway, University of London), Kate Fahey (London College of Communication), Timothy Smith (CRiSAP, London College of Communication).