Explore the science behind Amitai Romm's exhibition, 'Hum', next week

Explore the science behind Amitai Romm's exhibition, 'Hum', next week

Posted on: 07 Sep 2022

Get a window into the thinking behind an exhibition by an acclaimed artist in BS1 next week.


On Thursday 15 September, Amitai Romm, whose exhibition, ‘Hum’, is currently at Spike Island, will explain the themes of his work in an online event.


Joined by ecosystems specialist Andreas Ibrom and Spike Island’s director Robert Leckie, before opening the conversation to the audience for a Q+A, this event will run from 18:00 until 19:30.


Booking is essential. More information can be found via Spike Island’s website.



‘Hum’, which remains on display at Spike Island until Sunday 18 September, sees creator Amitai Romm exploring the relationship between nature and technology.


Romm focusses his work on speculating on the hybrid relationships that can be formed between plant life, sensors, data collection processes and our own human bodies.


‘Hum’ emits sounds taken from a data measuring station in Denmark – one that produces one of the world’s oldest continuous datasets of carbon sequestration – at a low frequency – not so loud that anything is discernible to the ear but enough for the body to sense.


Thinking expansively about how we consume and interpret data, ‘Hum’ casts a critical view on the systemisation of our natural environment and encourages us to think differently about our impact upon it.


On Thursday 15 September, artist Amitai Romm will join Andreas Ibrom and Robert Leckie for an online deep dive into the thinking behind ‘Hum’ before taking questions from the audience, giving attendees rare insight into the exhibition.


Booking is essential. More details about this event and the exhibition can be found on Spike Island’s website.

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George Boyle



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