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These workshops are part of the 5Hz research programme. You are invited to take part in a series of activities and games to help artist Emma Smith and researchers evolve a new language for social bonding.

The language developed through 5Hz will form the basis of a final artwork which will be exhibited in 2015. Come and be involved in this groundbreaking research.

Each language evolution workshop runs from 11:00 to 12:30 on the following days:

Sat. 8 Nov

Sun. 9 Nov

Sun. 16 Nov

Sat. 22 Nov

Sat. 29 Nov

These sessions will be led by artist Emma Smith and psychologist and phonetician Laurence White.

Each workshop is followed by an afternoon lab, and will feature specialist guest speakers, games, and demonstrations around the research of 5Hz. See the full programme of this November’s sessions and come get involved with 5Hz at Arnolfini.


To secure your place please call Box Office to book: 0117 9172 300

You are also welcome to drop in on the day without booking.

Artist Emma Smith is working with; Dr Nina Kazanina, Senior Lecturer in Psychology of Language at the School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, Dr Laurence White, a lecturer in the School of Psychology at Plymouth University, and Dr Emma Hornby, a Reader in Music at the University of Bristol, to make 5Hz. 

5Hz is produced by Arnolfini in collaboration with the University of Bristol, Plymouth University and with the support of the Wellcome Trust. The 5Hz events programme is also supported by the Economic and Social Research Council as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science 2014.