Marina Peterson

Atmospheric Listening with Marina Peterson

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24. November 2021, 20:00
24. November 2021, 20:00
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ACUD CLUB RAUM
Veteranenstrasse 21
10119 Berlin

Atmospheric Listening with Marina Peterson

Drawing from my book Atmospheric Noise: The Indefinite Urbanism of Los Angeles, I discuss how listening to airport noise is a way of attuning to the atmospheric – to that which is ephemeral, to dynamic relationships between forms of matter, to the indeterminacy of forms and concepts. Listening is at once method and subject matter. Emergent and indeterminate, listening deobjectifies sound. Here I listen to the experiences of residents in the flight path, noise figuring a body as permeable. I listen with acoustical engineers measuring and metricizing environmental noise. And I listen as a microphone registers the decibel levels of planes departing over the empty streets of a neighborhood now home to an endangered species of butterfly. 

Marina Peterson is associate professor of anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin. She explores diverse and innovative ways of encountering and presenting the ethnographic through writing, sound, and image. Peterson is the author of Atmospheric Noise: The Indefinite Urbanism of Los Angeles (2021, Duke UP) and Sound, Space, and the City: Civic Performance in Downtown Los Angeles (2010, UPenn Press), and co-editor of Global Downtowns (with Gary McDonogh, 2012, UPenn Press), Anthropology of the Arts: A Reader (with Gretchen Bakke, 2016, Bloomsbury), and Between Matter and Method: Encounters in Anthropology and Art (with Gretchen Bakke, 2017, Bloomsbury).

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