Sound art is a hybrid, multidisciplinary form of creation that raises questions on the use of museum space as public space, on the status of composers, and on the very nature of an artistic object or a musical work. We situate this artistic category—which is often presented in situ—somewhere between visual arts and contemporary and/or electronic music, or between object and performance, without clearly defining its position. With the abundance of questions posed by this form of artistic expression, this workhop will focus on the following themes: the political contents of sound arts, the origins of this art form with a look back at the work of Max Neuhaus, and a discussion about the current role of sound in the museaum context. Two documentaries will also be screened during the workshop: Her Noise – The Making Of, on the organization of a sound art exhibit at the South London Gallery in 2005, and a film on the exhibit Sonic Boom (2000) and its curator.
Organization: Annelies Fryberger (LabEx CAP IRCAM, Analysis of Musical Practices Team)
With Christophe Kihm (Haute École d’art et de design de Genève), Gascia Ouzounian (université d’Oxford), Lina Džuverović (université de Reading)
In connection with the exhibition "Coder le monde" at the Centre Pompidou