Image credit: Gail Priest, SonoLexic (2017). Photo courtesy of the artist © the artist

Gail Priest: The Language of Listening
Youth and adult program

Friday 10 May & Saturday 11 May
6 sessions available, 1 participant per session

FREE bookings essential, 
phone 5128 5700 or


In a series of one-on-one interviews (20minutes), Experimenta artist Gail Priest invites gallery visitors to engage both with her artwork, Sonolexic, and the broader experience of listening in a noise filled world.

Gail Priest will talk with participants about the way in which they process the sounds around them, also playing them short samples of interesting listening. The conversation will attempt to find ways of creatively describing what we hear. The intention is to enhance our understanding of listening by making ourselves more conscious of how we process this through language — learning how to listen to our listening. The interviews will be recorded and a poetic condensation of each exchange*, which will be included in an evolving archive — an interactive e-publication — that explores multiple aspects of this proposed language of listening.

*Participants will be consulted on the final version of their entry in the e-publication.

Find out more about this artwork, showing as part of Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art, 6 April – 30 June 2019, Latrobe Regional Gallery (Morwell, VIC)