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Sound Unheard: Editorial and Contents
Essays on the Inaudible and the Unheard in Contemporary Art
The unheard often remains unnoticed. What we hear and what we do not, what we notice and what we do not is determined not only by our physiological aural capacities but by a complex intermingling of social, cultural, ...
“Dissolving your Ear Plugs”: The Unheard in Pauline Oliveros’ Deep Listening Practice
This article explores Pauline Oliveros’ practice of Deep Listening and argues that it is inherently concerned with the experience of the “unheard”. Deep Listening involves “going below the surface of what is heard”, not ...
Quiet Discomfort: On Silence as Aural Discrimination
In 1970 the artist Markus Raetz imagined a device for capturing and listening to silence, through headphones connected to a soundproofed space. A few years later, in 1978, an “audio epiphany” inspired Amar Bose, during a ...
[Un]performing Voice: Simnikiwe Buhlungu / Euridice Zaituna Kala
Two unspectacular interventions performed in central Johannesburg by Simnikiwe Buhlungu and Euridice Zaituna Kala evidence the performativity of voice in public space, addressing the unheard in contemporary society, operating ...
Échos magnétiques: Christina Kubisch at the Musée des beaux-arts de Rennes
The exhibition Échos magnétiques — Christina Kubisch took place at the Musée des beaux-arts de Rennes /France from 15 February to 14 April 2019. It was curated by Damien Simon and Anne Zeitz in collaboration with Clélia ...
Sound Unheard – An Exhibition at the Goethe-Institut Paris
The exhibition Sound Unheard took place at the Goethe-Institut Paris/France from 13 September to 27 October 2019. It was curated by Daniele Balit, Katharina Scriba and Anne Zeitz. The exhibition connects the foundational ...
“Écouter par les yeux” (Listening with the Eyes): Reflecting on exhibitions, sound works and archival documents with René Block and Christina Kubisch
The seminar “Écouter par les yeux” (Listening with the Eyes), Reflecting on exhibitions, sound works and archival documents with René Block and Christina Kubisch took place on 15 October 2019 at the German Center for Art ...