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Sebastiane Hegarty

Dr Sebastiane Hegarty


School of Art, Design and Fashion

023 8201 6977 ext. 6977 Room no. JM506


Sebastiane received his PhD from the sculpture department of Winchester School of Art (WSA) at the University of Southampton (2002).

With a background in performance art, installation and film, he takes an interdisciplinary approach to creative practice and has performed and exhibited in galleries and museums across the UK and Europe.

As the first successful practice-led PhD at WSA, Sebastiane maintains a strong interest in the dynamic relation between theory and practice and has delivered seminars on practice-led approaches to research at the University of the Arts, London (2004), the University of Portsmouth (2012) and Solent University (2016).

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  1. Research interests

    Follow the link below to find out more about Sebastiane's research activities.
    Sebastiane’s research and practice is concerned with memory through an investigation of the relationship between time, place and sensation: initially in relation to things, but more recently in relation to sound and its artefact. His current work utilises digital and analogue media in the form of field-recording, soundscape composition and sonic actions. Through his creative and curatorial practice, Sebastiane is actively involved in creating interactions between artists, designers, scientists and writers.
  2. Selected publications

    Sebastiane has contributed to a number of publications and other media within the creative industries. Follow the link below to find out more.

    In 2015, Sebastiane curated the international symposium, Chalk: time, sense and landscape, bringing together artists and academics from archaeology, sound art, architecture, geology, film and visual culture.

    Through his recent practice he has produced works for exhibitions, performance, film and radio. Variations of rain choir (2013), a site-specific sound installation for Winchester Cathedral, have been performed and installed in exhibitions and museums across the UK and Europe, including: It’s Eating You, IMT Gallery (London, 2015), Helicotrema, Museum Punta della Dogana (Venice, 2015) and Galerie Díra (Prague, 2014).

    His radio piece, It’s just where I put my words (2013) for the BBC Radio 3 series Between the Ears, received wide coverage in national media, including The Guardian, The Independent and The Spectator. Most recently his work was ‘published’ in the Sonic Materialities, edition of the Canadian online audio journal textsound.

    Sebastiane has a strong interest in expanded cinema and his essay “Let’s hear what we can see”, accompanies the DVD of Guy Sherwin’s Optical Sound Films 1971-2007 (London: Lux, 2008). His sound works are published through Impulsive Habitat, Gruenrekorder and Very Quiet Records.