Noise not Noise

Mar 26 — 28, 2010



Western Front


Noise not Noise was a two-day symposium exploring the changing role of noise in culture. Through public lectures, panel discussions, performances, and participatory events, Noise not Noise examined new realms for noise-making and its broader meanings and interpretations across disciplines.


Mar 26, 2010
A Noisy Brush with the Infinite, keynote presentation by Laura U. Marks, 7:00 p.m.
Concert by K.K. Null, 8:00 p.m.

Mar 27, 2010
Discussion with Laura U. Marks, Isabelle Pauwels, Michael Woodworth; moderated by Clint Burnham, 10:00 a.m. – noon
Discussion with Eli Boronowsky, Giorgio Magnanensi, and Donato Mancini; moderated by Caitlin Jones, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Mar 28, 2010
The Empty Vessel Makes the Loudest Sound, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Coinciding with the symposium was the online exhibition Network Noise not Noise. Presented on a project website, the exhibition included works by artists Cory Arcangel, Aleksandra Domanovic, JODI, Guthrie Lonergan, and Lee Walton that respond to the increasing mass of digital information on the internet.

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