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RAI Research Seminar: Rupert Cox
Wednesday 06 November 2019, 05:30pm - 07:30pm
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RAI RESEARCH SEMINAR

SEMINAR SERIES AT THE ROYAL ANTHROPOLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Tremulous Images: visualising sound as a memory of place and conflict in Okinawa

Dr Rupert Cox, University of Manchester

Wednesday 6 November at 5.30 pm

Sound is a way of understanding how the memory of conflict resides in place through resonance, reverberation and reflection. This presentation will explore the conceptualisation, making and reception of a ‘sound-film’ titled ‘Zawawa’, an Okinawan word meaning the sound of sugar cane rustling in the wind. This sound is heard by inhabitants of the island of Okinawa as a felt memory of the Pacific war and its post-war aftermath and is presented in the film’s design as part of an argument for listening as a means to apprehend the different and sometimes competing political expressions of Okinawan autonomy from Japan and the US military.

This event is free, but tickets must be booked. To book tickets please go to https://rupertcox.eventbrite.co.uk

Location : Royal Anthropological Institute
50 Fitzroy Street
London
W1T 5BT
United Kingdom
http://www.therai.org.uk