My curatorial performances stage sonic and visual work as temporal events and occurrences rather than as objects.

Works and CDs, texts and scores, instructions and objects are laid out across the floor. My performance activates these things, either to a script or in improvisation. Walking around I pick them up, I read texts, recite, sing and shout words and works, play and interpret their textual and artistic materiality and content. I work them as discursive things that stand not in opposition to or in hierarchy with theoretical discursivity, but perform the simultaneity and equivalence of practice and its theorisation. At the same time the gestures of my body: walking, singing, reading, reaching for work, touching and activating objects, become part of the curatorial event. As a performing curator I cannot disappear into the authority of the white gallery walls but make visible the physicality of the act of staging things. In addition the site of the exhibition is dissolved into an event, architecture made liquid, rendered formless into the temporality of its possibilities.


The conceptualisation and development of these curatorial performances are motivated by an unease with fitting sound into curatorial conventions rather than employing the demands of its invisible temporality to revisit and challenge the ideological and political implications of visual curatorial traditions: to curate, to cultivate, to archive, to hold, to have, the collection, knowledge, value and validity, class and taste.


Curating becomes a peformative event - objects become timebased gestures - the body becomes part of the mis en scene of the curatorial frame: framed by it, simultaneously and equally with the curatorial object, its theorisation, artistic materiality and architectural site.







La Possibilité Politique du Son, at COLLOQUE POUVOIR DU SON/ SONS DU POUVOIR. Esthétique et politique du sonore. Amiens, France 15.11.17


curatorial performance La Monnaie/ de Munt The Royal Opera House Bruxelles and Muntpunt as part of a series on the acoustic experience The Art of Listening 17.11 https://soundcloud.com/muntpunt-brussel/salome-voegelin-the-art-of-listening


curatorial performance part of FASE (Festival Arte Sonore Espanol) 6. at Hybrid Lab, Berlin, 04.11.16  https://vimeo.com/194815705


curatorial performance at Aural Lighthouse, part of the 'PSi 2015: FLUID STATES – Performances of UnKnowing' International Performance Network Event, Santorini Greece, 17 – 23 May 2015.


curatorial performance National Theatre Academy  Norway, Frederikstad, 2015

____singing lines of words


curatorial performance Orphée Institute Gent

Performing a Sonic Sensibility

Ghent, Belgium, 2015


curatorial performance at l’école nationale supérieure d’art de bourges

écouter à l’inaudible

Bourges, France, 2015


curatorial performance at V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum), London, 2014

performing objects and ontologies


curatorial performance at Sonar D+,

Caixa Forum, Barcelona, Spain, 2014

Listening to the Inaudible:

the sound of unicorns








curatorial performance at Invisible Places

Sound Art as Public Art

Viseu, Portugal, 2014

http://soundstudiesblog.com/tag/salome-voegelin/


curatorial performance at Arnolfini

Bristol, 2014

Warm words, fine words, deep words…