Photo: Annike Flo
Studio17’s reading group, the Conversation Pit, was launched in the beginning of 2017. Previously it examined discourse and practices around self-organised culture. Now the reading and discussions will continue with a focus on sensory studies. Aiming to counteract the dominance of sight and seeing in the field of art and in culture on the whole, the reading group aspires to enrich both artistic practice and exhibition making by re-evaluating the knowledge and pleasure attained by means of tasting, smelling, hearing and touching.
This session will focus on hearing. Anne Cecilie Lie will share with us a text/sound recording specifically created for this event, alongside excerpts from two of her favourite sound theoreticians:
– An excerpt of Brandon Labelle’s recent book «Sonic Agency», regarding the political potency of sound.
– An excerpt of Salome Voegelin’s poetic writings about listening from the book «Listening to noise and silence».
Lie would also like to share some short poems, which you can read in your own time.
Through her work, Anne Cecilie Lie (b. 1983) points out blind zones in social and built structures and proposes new alternatives for coexistence and to the human-exceptional and humancentric. Lie works multidisciplinary, both alone and often in collaboration with others in creative fields and fields of scientific research, educational institutions, and local communities. She works among others with sound, multimedia, performance, sculpture, installation and text. Lie holds an MA in scenography from the Norwegian Theatre Academy and a BA in Fine Arts from the Trondheim Academy of Fine Arts.
The reading group is open for all and requires no previous knowledge of the subject matter. To obtain the texts, which we hope you’ll read before the meeting on Tuesday, April 23rd, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The conversation will be in English.