Viewing Voices: Voice and Moving Image was a one-day symposium that took place on 19 June 2014 as part of Edinburgh International Film Festival, with Ruth Noack, Imogen Stidworthy, Dr. Susannah Thompson and Dr. Andrew Irving. Devised and organised by Lyndsay Mann.

new links:

> Ruth Noack screening programme |  > Videos of the symposium

Introduction to the symposium |  Event blog for the symposium


Viewing Voices will examine methods of address and their contribution to both positioning voice and ‘giving voice’ in relation to subject, maker and audience. With a particular focus on inner-voice, the presentations will explore how these methods articulate, materialise or pervert thought, memory and imagination.

The symposium begins at the Filmhouse for a screening programmed by curator Ruth Noack. All  will then cross the street to the Traverse Theatre, where the day continues, with a talk on aspects of mediated voice from art historian, writer and critic Susannah Thompson; artist Imogen Stidworthy will talk about and present her work; and visual anthropologist Andrew Irving will share and explore live research from his site-specific project to be conducted in Edinburgh the previous day. The afternoon concludes with a plenary session chaired by Susannah Thompson.


Viewing Voices: Voice and Moving Image was developed in partnership with Edinburgh International Film Festival, and supported by Scottish Documentary Institute, LUX Artists’ Moving Image, and Edinburgh College Art, University of Edinburgh. 

Viewing Voices event blog: