Emma Smith & Dr Laurence White

Emma Smith, 5Hz 2014-2015
Emma Smith, 5Hz 2014-2015

Emma Smith is an artist based in London, UK. She has a performative and participatory art practice that is both research and production based. For Inland Art Festival, Emma will be joined by collaborator Dr Laurence White to share their project 5Hz that they are currently developing along with Dr Nina Kazanina and Dr Emma Hornby at Arnolfini gallery, Bristol. The public are invited to join Emma and Laurence for a language evolution workshop based on their research.

Emma works nationally and internationally including exhibitions at Camden Arts Centre (2006), Whitechapel Gallery (2007 & 2008), Wysing Arts Centre (2010, 2011 & 2012), Grizedale Arts (2010-12), Artsadmin (2011, 2012 & 2013), The Showroom (2011), Tate Modern (2011 & 2012), Arnolfini (2013) ICA (2013), Art14 (2014), UK. With international projects in Australia, Canada, the Canadian Arctic, China, Denmark, Italy, Kenya, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Spain and Switzerland.

Dr Laurence White is a Lecturer in Psychology at Plymouth University. His research concerns the human faculty for spoken language: how we produce and understand speech; how infants learn these skills without apparent effort; why our species developed such a powerful faculty for vocal expression. Recent and ongoing research projects funded by Leverhulme Trust, the ESRC and the British Academy, amongst others, consider particularly the rhythm and timing of spoken language.

Emma Smith and Dr Laurence White’s 5Hz sound experiment, will take place from 13.30 – 15.30 on Saturday please book your place by emailing booking@inlandartfestival.org