(re:)Thinking the Street

Urban Encounters 2015

Tate Britain, Clore Auditorium

Friday 23 October, 18.30-20.00

Saturday 24 October, 10.30-17.00 

Diego Ferrari, Urban Habitat II Berlin 2013. Courtesy of the artist.

Urban Encounters is pleased to announce its eighth annual conference focusing on street-based urban photographic practices. As part of a wider programme of events around London exploring critical ideas addressing how ‘the street’ might be experienced, imagined, represented, performed and archived; Urban Encounters hosts a number of international artists, photographers, urbanists and academics concerned with theorizing, researching and creating visual work around street spaces. 

This year’s conference opens on Friday 23 October, 18.30–20.00 with a keynote address by London based artist Rut Blees Luxemburg, whose large-scale photographic works explore the public spaces of the city. The keynote event is followed by a drinks reception to celebrate the opening of this year’s Urban Photo Fest. The keynote on Saturday 24 October is given by internationally acclaimed sociologist Saskia Sassen. Further speakers include Lara Almarcegui, Samuel Bianchini, Andrew Bick, Rosemarie Chung, Diego Ferrari, Paul Halliday, Stefan Horn, Anton Kats, Jean McNeil, Virginia Nimarkoh, Abbas Nokhasteh, Julia Schulz-Dornburg, Mitra Tabrizian, Salomé Voegelin and Anne Zeitz.

The full conference programme is available here.

Nietzsche Cyclists and Mushrooms, Exhibition of sound text installations produced in collaboration with David Mollin at the Kunst Raum Riehen, Switzerland 23 May – 28 June, Includes a performance on the 13th June at the Gallery, http://www.myartguides.com/art-basel-2015/exhibitions/item/5277-nietzsche-cyclists-and-mushrooms-language-in-contemporary-art

Aural Lighthouses Santorini

part of the 'PSi 2015: FLUID STATES – Performances of UnKnowing'

curatorial performance_ Inaudible Disaster Warning, Monday 17th May 19:00


Sounding Words

two day research seminar on the relation between words and sound/ musicality in contemporary performing arts practice.

  1. 8.and 9. May, Norwegian Theatre Academy, Frederikstad, Norway


Saturday 2 May, 3:00pm
Brilliant Corners
470 Kingsland Road, London E8 4AE

Participating in this event:

David Balzer is a critic, educator, and teacher based in Toronto, and has contributed to publications including The Believer, Modern Painters, ARTnews, Artforum.com and Capital New York. He is author of Curationism: How Curating Took Over the Art World and Everything Else (Pluto Press, 2015, www.curationism.co.uk).

Frances Morgan is Deputy Editor at The Wire magazine. She writes on music, film, and gender.

Salomé Voegelin is a Swiss artist and author of Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art (Continuum, 2010) and Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound (Bloomsbury, 2014).

Adam Harper is a music critic and musicologist. He writes for publications including The Fader and The Wire, and on his blog, Rouges Foam
(http://rougesfoam.blogspot.co.uk/). He is the author of Infinite Music: Imagining the Next Millennium of Human Music-Making (Zer0, 2011).

This April forum, Acts of Sonic Intervention, explores what we over here at Sounding Out! are calling “Sound Studies 2.0″–the movement of the field beyond the initial excitement for and indexing of sound toward new applications and challenges to the status quo.

Salomé Voegelin treats us to a multimedia re-sonification of the keynote she gave at 2014’s Invisible Places, Sounding Cities conference in Viseu, Portugal, “Sound Art as Public Art,” which revivified the idea of the “civic” as a social responsibility enacted through sound and listening. Available for download here as a podcast is an audio recording of the keynote as well as a transcription of its accompanying score. In this final entry of the series, Vogelin shares her insight about how sound can act as intervention, disruption, and resistance.


International Orpheus Academy For Music & Theory 2015

Performing the criticality of a Sonic Sensibility” and “Reflections on the Politics of Sentiment


La Performance de l’inaudible

chercher ce que l’on n’écoute pas mais qui sonne quand même

intervention à l’école nationale supérieure d’art de bourges,  5-6 février 2015


Writing Sound 2

20 November-14 December 2014
Thursday to Sunday, 11:00-17:00
Lydgalleriet, Østre Skostredet 3, 5017 Bergen, Norway

Initiated by Daniela Cascella

Assembled by Adam Potts, Amelia Ishmael, Angus Carlyle, Aya Kasai, C.D. Rose, Charlie Fox, Christian Patracchini, Christof Migone, Craig Dworkin, David Mollin and Salomé Voegelin, David Toop and Rie Nakajima, Elena Biserna, Elin Øyen Vister, Georgia Rodger, Helena Hunter, Julie Lillelien Porter, Leif Elggren, Lorena Muñoz-Alonso, Mark Peter Wright, Patrick Farmer, Phil Owen, Psykick Dancehall, Richard Skinner, Signe Lidén, Tone Gellein, Ursula Nistrup, Will Montgomery.

Dismembered by Daniela Cascella, Julie Lillelien Porter, Rune Søchting, Signe Lidén

A collection of newly commissioned texts and sounds alongside a collection of pre-existing ones, will be available to browse at Lydgalleriet Bergen for the four-week duration of the project. Occasionally the collection will prompt performances, readings, listening sessions, workshops and discussions.

Full project details http://www.lydgalleriet.no/?page_id=1170

Project blog:http://writingsoundbergen.wordpress.com/

*A streaming broadcast, transmitted from the gallery space, will allow listeners to eavesdrop on the sound of the gallery space, with no relation to specific events that may or may not happen in there.

Launch of Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound, Bloomsbury, NY, 2014

Listen here to Ora 14: Sonic Possible Worlds, a special edition of Ora, dedicated to the launch event that took place at CRiSAP, LCC, on 17 September, featuring a conversation between Salomé Voegelin and Angus Carlyle and responses by Daniela Cascella and Neil Cummings.

More about the book at http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/sonic-worlds-9781623567040

for a preview http://Bloomsburycp3.codemantra.com/Widget_Marketing.aspx?ID=sonic&ISBN=9781623566951&sts=r

London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London, SE1 6SB http://www.arts.ac.uk/lcc/about-lcc/find-us/


For more information email l.h.hall@lcc.arts.ac.uk