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send + receive Spring Talks: Pedro Oliveira

Saturday May 15 2021 2:00 pm, Virtual, Online, Facebook Live

As we stay home to protect each other during the third wave, send + receive is excited to present a series of readings, artist talks, and conversations, streaming on Facebook and through their website. Their spring series concludes this Saturday May 15th with a conversational and querying artist talk, 'on the spectral as a domain of (sonic) thought,' by artist and theorist Pedro Oliveira.

Pedro Oliveira is a researcher, sound artist and educator whose work advances a decolonizing inquiry of listening and the materiality of sound. His current artistic and academic research focuses on a historical, aesthetic, and material investigation on the deployment of so-called "accent recognition software" in the asylum system of Germany, with a focus on the limits of "machine listening". He holds a PhD from the University of the Arts Berlin, and is currently a PostDoctoral fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.