Informative Session. "Icons of Sound: Voice, Architecture, and Imagination,” an International Symposium to be held at Stanford University.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

We are pleased to announce this informative session by RCC Fellow and Director of Cultural and Artistic Projects Francisco Prado-Vilar, on the International Symposium "Icons of Sound: Voice, Architecture, and Imagination", to be held at Stanford University (Oshman Auditorium, McMurtry Art Building), Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9-5pm.

The animation of medieval images and spaces comes to life through the agency of voice, light, incense, and movement. The confluence of such triggers can give rise to a sensually saturated phenomenon, which can in turn lead to the disintegration of the divide between real and oneiric, terrestrial and celestial.
This symposium explores three topics: first, animation as a temporal phenomenon in medieval art; second, the role of digital technology in staging an encounter with the past; and third, the role of modern performance and the aesthetic act in shaping a direction in museum display practices, cultural heritage, and historical preservation.


In this symposium, Francisco Prado-Vilar will give the talk “Aula siderea: Eschatology and the Transfiguration of Time and Space in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.” The objective of this informative session is to allow those who will not be able to attend the Symposium to address their views and projects to the speakers and organizers of the conference through the RCC knowledge ambassadors initiative. RCC ambassadorship aims to generate synergies among researchers interested in main conferences and conventions within the US.


Sponsor: RCC

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