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Seeing is Deceiving: The Non-visual Aspects of Rock Art

  • City of Perth Library 573 Hay Street Perth, WA, 6000 Australia (map)

Sound in the form of language and music make us human. But what is the archaeological evidence for sound? We will take a global look at sound, music, language, art and human evolution, before focusing on the San or 'Bushman' of southern Africa.

About the presenter: Dr Sven Ouzman is an archaeologist, lecturer and activist at UWA’s School of Social Sciences. Dr Ouzman researches the forgotten worlds beneath and all around us, and is currently exploring areas such as Indigenous rock art in the North Kimberley and the South African colonial circuits of knowledge and heritage. He is member of the Centre for Rock Art Research and Management at the University of Western Australia.

Time and date: 5.30-6.30pm, Thursday 23 May 2019

Location: City of Perth Library, 573 Hay Street, Perth

Cost: Free, bookings required as places are limited.

Bookings required:

This event is part of the Museum of Sound series, presented in collaboration with the UWA Conservatorium of Music. The series explores aspects of our sonic past and present, and how our lives are shaped by sound and listening. Join us for the other events in the series, details here.