In this intensive two-day practical-theoretical workshop we will explore voices from a materialist feminist approach in relation to aesthetic strategies of figurations and collective listening.
On the first day of the workshop, we will be reading aloud excerpts from philosopher Adriana Cavarero’s work and look into her conceptualization of the voice as body and as singularity in relation. Together we will also explore voices in relation to aesthetic strategies of figuration and refiguration. Jane Jin Kaisen will talk about the myth of Bari as figuration for a threshold epistemology situated in the oral embodied transmission of knowledge through which subjects enter into relation and artist Nanna Lysholt Hansen will be in conversation with us and share her projects Dear Daughter 2013-2020 and Kore 2018-. The afternoon session will also include a practical exercise that allows for reflection around own practice in relation to voice and figuration.
On the second day of the workshop, we will discuss the force of listening in relation to voices as affective and political. We will participate in a collective performative reading, investigating politics and aesthetics of the tone and timbre of voices in an ongoing exchange with those who listen. We will also engage in each other’s work and artistic strategies working with figurations, voices and listening spaces.
Advance signup via Asimut necessary. Literature for the workshop will be emailed shortly after the signup deadline (February 5th).