Text to Speech: Salomé Voegelin, Listening to Noise and Silence

Dec 13, 2017

Talk, Workshop


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


7:00 p.m.


Presented as part of Text to Speech, artist-in-residence Elisa Ferrari led a reading group focusing on excerpts from Salomé Voegelin’s book Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art (2010), accompanied by a selection of sound works that appear in the first chapter. The group also engaged with “Because I am Always Talking: Reading Vancouver into the Western Front” by Peter Culley, and “Loon” by Maxine Gadd—a poem that informed the title of Ferrari’s sound-based research project lilithlithlithlithlithlith that was further developed over the course of her residency. 

Text to Speech was a reading group series that focused on texts about media, media art, and the surrounding concepts and frameworks of the mediated world. Facilitated by guest artists and curators, each Text to Speech session involved collective readings, group discussions, and analyses of select texts.

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