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Artist in Residence: Rikke HoudRikke Houd

11 - 22 March 2019

Internationally acclaimed Danish audio storyteller Rikke Houd will be Artist in Residence at the School of Arts, English and the Media in March 2019.

Rikke has worked in the field of crafted audio storytelling and documentary art since 1998, producing work in Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic and English. It has been featured from Greenland to Australia in broadcasting, podcasts, theatres, sites and other contexts. Rikke’s work has won many accolades, including winner, Prix Marulic; winner, Sheffield In the Dark International Audio Award; finalist Prix Italia, Prix Europa, HearSay Festival. She holds an MA in Radio from Goldsmiths, London.

Rikke is known for her works in initiating transnational audio storytelling projects to support geographical, linguistic and cultural minorities:

  • She co-founded the youth project Polar Radio, which aims to help youth in remote Icelandic communities articulate important issues by means of radio features created by them.
  • Radiophonic Narration was an EU-funded project (2007-2009) which brought together storytellers from remote communities in Iceland and Greenland.
  • Moving Voices focused on training and networking for refugee journalists from the Middle East and Afghanistan based in Europe.

Among Rikke’s well known works are Woman on the Ice, Kajakman and A Taxi Stops, currently a finalist in the HearSay 2019 Festival in Ireland.

While at UOW, Rikke will give guest lectures to BCM, Journalism and Digital Arts students as well as a public talk.

Public talk - Writing the Language of Audio

Date: Friday 15 March, 12:30 - 1:30pm
LHA Research Hub 19.2072A, Building 19, University of Wollongong

All welcome

Last reviewed: 12 February, 2019