Talk, Performance, Book Launch: Gallery Sound
FRI 20 April 3 – 6pm
- When 20 Apr - 20 Apr 2018
D106, First floor, D Block UNSW Art & Design Cnr Oxford St & Greens Rd Paddington NSW 2021
+61 (2) 8936 0684
Talk: The Thousand Names of Vibration by Professor Douglas Kahn
Over the last decade vibrations have been turned up to 11 on the ontological dial. But I get the feeling that the publicity may exceed the performance, while the laser-vibrometer indicates a thousand other sounds and energies are being masked. From Dada and dance to Deleuze on the dance floor, this talk will introduce vibrations in the arts and theory from the early twentieth century to the present, with special attention given to a new reading of R. Murray Schafer's The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World.
Douglas Kahn is Professor of Media and Innovation at UNSW Art & Design and and is Co-Director of the Sound Energies & Environments research group with UNSW lecturer Caleb Kelly. Kahn's books include Earth Sound Earth Signal: Energies and Earth Magnitude in the Arts (University of California Press, 2013), Noise Water Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts (MIT Press, 1999) and the forthcoming collection Energies in the Arts (MIT Press).
Performance: For Electronics and Aromas by Jo Burzynska, audio-olfactory performance.
Jo Burzynska is a PhD candidate at UNSW Art & Design and an active member of the Sound, Energies and Environments research group. She is a media artist working with sense and sensation in performance.
Book Launch: Gallery Sound by Caleb Kelly (Bloomsbury Academic 2017)
Launched by Professor Greg Hainge, Professor of French, University of Queensland and co-editor of ex:centrics, Bloomsbury Academic.
“Caleb Kelly has written a richly rewarding critical genealogy of sound in the art gallery. His book is at once authoritative and invigorating in its range and the buzzing excitement of its analyses. With Gallery Sound, he has secured his place as one of the leading commentators on the sonic arts.” – Steven Connor, Grace 2 Professor of English, University of Cambridge, UK
“[A] short but wonderfully rich book ... For anyone interested in the often fractious relationship between art institutions and sound, this book is pretty much essential reading.” – The Wire
Books will be available for purchase at the launch, and at: https://www.bloomsbury.com/au/gallery-sound-9781501304361/.
This event is produced by and UNSW Art & Design's Sound, Energies and Environments Research Group (SEE).