‘A sense of wonder and the prevention of suffering’, a talk with Oliver Blank

Oliver Blank - Piano (Copyright Xoan Piñon, 2012) Edited

This Wednesday, 21 October 2015 at 6 pm, the Design department at Goldsmiths will have a guest: artist, designer and composer Oliver Blank, currently Senior Designer at Google Life Sciences. Oliver’s talk, titled ‘A sense of wonder and the prevention of suffering’, takes place in Room 211 (Hexagon) of the Lockwood Building and it is free and open to all.

Connecting audiences through sound and fictional narratives, Oliver’s artwork coaxes his audience out of the quotidian and into unforgettable experiences that instill a shared romance and heightened sense of place. His past installations include fabricating a fake bureau dedicated to fictionalising a city’s history, composing orchestral music for long forgotten buildings, and generating a sonic wildlife habitat in the centre of an Italian city.

You can find more information about the event on the Goldsmiths website. Also, stay tuned, there is more to come to the Design blog on Oliver and his talk.

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