Traditionally, the curator has been affiliated to the modern museum as the persona who manages an archive, and arranges and communicates knowledge to an audience, according to fields of expertise (art, archaeology, cultural or natural history etc.). However, in the later part of the 20th century the role of the curator changes – first on the art-scene and later in other more traditional institutions – into a more free-floating, organizational and ’constructive’ activity that allows the curator to create and design new wider relations, interpretations of knowledge modalities of communication and systems of dissemination to the wider public.
The aim of the conference is to bring together artists, theorists , scholars, sound engineers, historians and curators. The conference speakers will present papers that respond to the themes of sound art and sound curating including their histories and practices in areas that span from the fine arts to contemporary media arts, cultural representations and archiving practices. The conference is also opened to areas of conceptualization, aesthetic and philosophical analyses of sound art and sound curating.
Christopher Thomas Allen is a multi-media artist and film maker from London. He is the founder and director of The Light Surgeons, a boutique production company that specialises in creative content for live performance, video production and installation based projects. More
Oxford Brookes University
Max Eastley is an internationally recognized artist who combines kinetic sculpture and sound into a unique art form. His sculptures exist on the border between the natural environment and human intervention and use the driving forces of electricity, wind, water and ice. More
Cathy Lane is Professor of Sound Arts at University of the Arts London. She established the department of Sound Arts and Design at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London and now co – directs Creative Research in Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP). More
Barbara London is a curator and writer who founded the video exhibition and collection programs at The Museum of Modern Art, where she was curator between 1973 and 2013. The exhibitions she organized include one-person shows featuring early mavericks such as Nam June Paik and Bill Viola. More
Goldsmiths, University of London
Atau Tanaka studied Physical Sciences at Harvard and has a doctorate in Computer Music Composition from Stanford University’s CCRMA. He was awarded the Prix de Paris to conduct research in Paris at IRCAM, Centre Pompidou. More
University of the Arts London
David Toop is a composer/musician, author and curator based in London. Since the early 1970s he has worked in many fields of sound art, listening practice and music, including improvisation, sound installations and video works, field recordings, pop music production, music for television, theatre and dance. More