Sound Art in Visual Arts. The Symposium
‘Sense of Sound’ symposium brought together six curators specialized in sound art to discuss the status of sound art within the field of visual arts. The speakers include Joost Fonteyne, director of Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk and Sounding City, Carlo Fossati, director of sound art gallery E/Static, researcher, curator and author Nicole Gingras, Justin Luke, founder of Audio Visual Arts AVA gallery, curator Bernard Schulz, and Carsten Steiffart, founder of sound art gallery Singuhr.
Interest in sound art is notably increasing, but curators and programmers often find it hard to display sound art in either exhibition concepts or infrastructure. Many choices – both artistically and in relation to the presentation environment – are medium-specific. The professional field often does not possess sufficient knowledge with regard to presenting a medium that is as physical as it seems elusive; hence the need for further discussion and expertise on this subject.
In the framework of exhibition Sense of Sound, Z33 House for contemporary art and Overtoon, a Brussels-based stage and production facility for sound and media art, invited national and international curators to discuss possibilities and challenges of exhibiting sound art through their practices.
Duration of talk 00:37:11, in English. Videography Liese Lattrez.
Duration of talk 00:15:44, in English. Videography Liese Lattrez.
Duration of talk 00:21:07, in English. Videography Liese Lattrez.
Duration of talk 00:20:50, in English. Videography Liese Lattrez.
Duration of talk 00:30:33, in English. Videography Liese Lattrez.
Panel discussion of the symposium with Carsten Seiffarth, artist Aernoudt Jacobs, Joost Fonteyne, Bernd Schulz, Nicole Gingras, Justin Luke and Carlo Fossati. Transcription of the discussion can be read here.
Duration of talk 00:39:43, in English. Videography Liese Lattrez.
Symposium ‘Sense of Sound’ was organised by Overtoon and Z33 House for contemporary art in collaboration with BAM, an institute for visual, sound and media art.