The Open Mouth Which Offers Up Nothing: Symposium

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01 Jun 2018

1.45pm to 5pm

Friday 1 June
1:45 - 5pm
Lecture Theatre B
Free and open to all.
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Coinciding with an immersive audio-visual installation The Open Mouth That Offers Up Nothing by Rory Sheridan (part of LCC Degree Show 1) which attempts to visualise and simulate what the physical and psychological traits of living with a stammer might be, this stammering and art symposium event will aim to address how artistic practice might be linked to increased perception and understanding of what a stammer is.

The symposium speakers are all people who stammer. The speakers will provide an insight into their own personal experiences of stammering, whilst also reflecting on their own personal practices, research, expertise and efforts to develop awareness around this speech impediment. From this, with participation from the audience, we may be able to reach a point where are able to offer solutions and opportunities for the attendees of the event to participate an education of the wider population to increase the awareness of stammering, as well as broaden the scope for future artistic endeavours to come to fruition concerning stammering.

Proposed Symposium Programme

This programme is subject to last minute changes and alterations.

13:30 – 13:45 – Arrival
13:45 – Mingling / taking seats
14:00 – Introduction / Housekeeping – Rory Sheridan
14:10 – Tom Wheeler
14:30 – Naheem Bashir
15:00 - Tea / Coffee – interactive activity
15:20 – Rory Sheridan
15:40 – Shahram Saadat
16:00 – Claire Norman
16:15 – Comfort break followed by Q&A – panel discussion
16:45 – Open Mic
17:00 – Close – What can we take from today – Rory Sheridan

Guests are then invited to join on a short tour by Rory Sheridan of his installation The Open Mouth
Which Offers Up Nothing, lasting no more than twenty minutes.


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