Owen Chapman Charity Marsh Audio-Mobile: Record, Remix, (Re)search

Date(s): Feb 17 2012, 5:30 pm
Friday, Feb 180, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm


Audio-Mobile: Record, Remix, (Re)search

Charity Marsh Public Presentation

Hip Hop as Methodology: The IMP Labs and Community Research

“To listen to hip hop is to enter a world of complexity and contradiction.” (Perry)

Over the past five years I have directed and developed numerous community hip hop arts-based projects in Saskatchewan, Canada. In turn I have argued that in spite of the problematic and often racialized and gendered representations associated with hip hop culture, hip hop programs have the potential to illustrate and facilitate the creative, thoughtful, and artistic subjectivities of Indigenous youth and, to challenge the dominant gendered, racialized and racist frameworks on which the media so often relies, when presenting stories on hip hop culture and Indigenous youth in Canada.

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Audio-Mobile: Record, Remix, (Re)search

Owen Chapman is an audio artist whose work involves sample-based music, video projection, contact microphones and old electronic instruments. He is director of the Montreal Mobile Media Lab, located in the Communication Studies department at Concordia University, where he is also an assistant professor in Sound Production and Scholarship.

Dr Charity Marsh is Canada Research Chair in Interactive Media and Performance in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Regina. She has published on electronic music, rave culture, Indigenous hip hop culture, arts-based community programming, fandom, and creative technologies. She is also the creator and director of the IMP Labs which house a beat-making and electronic music lab, an interactive DJ studio, an ethnomusicology and fieldwork lab, as well as an editing/production studio.

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