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This forum engages the theme of language, in the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages.

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This year, we’ve teamed up with our colleagues at the University of Melbourne to explore timely themes via a series of interdisciplinary forums — and this month, we invite you to join us as we engage with the theme of language.

Held to mark the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages, our second forum will feature artists, performers and researchers from a range of disciplines exploring language in its many forms. Throughout the day, speakers will share insights into non-verbal and non-human forms of communication; Indigenous languages; and the relationship between language and power.

Speakers include Beth Sometimes, Amelia Turner and Shirley Turner who will introduce audiences to Apmere angkentye-kenhe (a place for language) in Mparntwe/Alice Springs; Professor Alison Lewis who will look back on the Stasi and the secret language of power, and Professor Mark Elgar, who will delve into the question of whether animals have language. A full program will be available shortly.

The forum will also feature What might be obvious to me may not be obvious to others, a performance lecture by artist Sam Petersen and a newly commissioned performance of Fayen d’Evie and Benjamin Hancock’s Essays in vibrational poetics {~~} … , … ; … 2019.

View the full program here.

This forum is delivered as part of our 2019 program, Inside Out, which has been generously supported by Peter Jopling AM QC, Andy Zhang and Calvin Huang.

The Potter’s interdisciplinary forum program has been developed and will be presented in collaboration with the Centre of Visual Arts, University of Melbourne

Image: Fayen d’Evie, Benjamin Hancock and Serana Hunt-Hughes, ‘Essays in Vibrational Poetics ~ Typographic Notes’ 2019 Photograph: Serana Hunt-Hughes

Lunch will be provided.

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