Victoria Estok Talk at Invisible Places Symposium

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Viseu, Portugal —Transart alum Victoria Estok (MFA 2011) will speak at the upcoming Invisible Places Symposium Sounding Cities: Sound, Urbanism and Sense of Place taking place from July 18 through July 20, 2014.

Estok’s talk entitled Interpelled: Psychological Considerations of Directional Sound Technology examines how audio awareness influences choices, namely, how sound and voice shape one’s idea of what is possible. Estok argues that a cognitive or emotional shift takes place when one pauses to listen to a sound or message. This fleeting and elusive adjustment in consciousness highlights the present and allows for moments of self-knowledge, expanding one’s preconceived notions of reality.

Victoria Estok is a sound artist whose background in environmental work informs her listening-based practice. Her work seeks to highlight the perception of sound in order to reveal the often emotional environmental undercurrents that influence the everyday. Estok’s investigation of the relationship between listening and perception asks if what one hears can change their perception of what is possible; and, moreover, if what one hears can change their reality. Preferring to work communally, Estok presents her collaborations and public space interventions worldwide. She earned a BA from Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont (2007) before earning a MFA from Transart Institute (2011). Estok is a Lecturer in New Media at Purchase College, State University of New York.

Victoria Estok
Interpelled: Psychological Considerations of Directional Sound Technology at
Sounding Cities: Sound, Urbanism and Sense of Place Invisible Places Symposium 
Escola Superior de Educação de Viseu: Rua Maximiano Aragão 3504 – 501 Viseu, Portugal
3:15pm Friday July 18, 2014

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