CRiSAP at Konstfack Research Week 2019
Wednesday 30 January | 9:30am – 16:00pm
Konstfack, University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm | Directions
Salomé Voegelin will perform as part of Konstfack Research Week 2019 (28 January – 1 February). Entitled Indivisible Volumes and Vertical Geographies: Thinking Things and Space Through Sounding and Listening, this curatorial performance will engage listening and sounding to explore space as an indivisible volume: a sonic cosmos composed of processes and relationships that expand beyond a certain territory, a map or a floorplan, walls and ceilings, into a viscous sphere made from honey and water. This is a collaborative sphere, a co-inhabited world in which we inter-are with things, creating a shared planet that has no solid surface but a depth to sink in to. Thus this performance will consider the conditions of materiality and geography that furnish a conventional conception of space and place, belonging and identity, inclusion and exclusion, and work through a sonic sensibility to grasp an alternative imaginary: a sonic possible world whose boundaries are ephemeral, whose politics is groundless, and whose materiality is the responsibility of a generative encounter.
Listening: Imagining, Encountering and Inventing the Aural (Node II)
The node is an investigation into contemporary philosophies of sound. Through critical encounters with sound, music, improvisation and sonic composition, it reflects upon what Brandon LaBelle describes as sound art’s “activation of the existing relation between sound and space”. Here, sound is positioned as a discrete phenomenon disconnected from its role in describing or enhancing the visual world, and the act of listening is considered as a potentially creative, aesthetic and intersubjective activity. Locating sound art as a broad field of practice rooted, for example, in the histories and fields of music, philosophy, visual art and performance, this node seeks to reflect upon theories and experiences of what Salomé Voegelin describes as “the world sound creates [...] a global listening position, or rather global listening positionings, that will consequently give us new understandings of aesthetics and art but crucially also of politics, economics, subjectivity and sociality”. With this in mind, the node will be divided into three parts: Sonic World View; Sound Space and Site; and Improvising, Experiencing and Constructing Sound. Sessions include a combination of lectures and workshops that involve an active, creative and critical engagement with sound.
9.30am | Node introduction by Mat Gregory
9.45—10.30 | Indivisible Volumes and Vertical Geographies: Thinking Things and Space Through Sounding and Listening | Performance by Salomé Voegelin
11.00—12.00 | Listening, Seeing, Social and the Togetherness | Lecture by Lina Lapelyte
13.00—16.00 | Workshop with Ricardo Atienza, Niklas Billström and Robin McGinley
For more information please see Konstfack University website