Text to Speech:
Salomé Voegelin, Listening to Noise and Silence

@ 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 13

7:00pm @ Western Front
Free / Refreshments!

Our upcoming Text to Speech media reading group will read excerpts from Salomé Voegelin’s book, Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art. In the effort to apply Voegelin’s proposal for a philosophy of sound art and practice of listening, we’ll also play a selection of sound works that appear in her first chapter, and turning our attention to writings by poets Peter Culley and Maxine Gadd. This edition of Text to Speech is presented by Western Front’s current artist-in-residence Elisa Ferrari as part of her ongoing sound-based research and performance project lilithlithlithlithlithlith…

Focused on writing about media, media art and the surrounding concepts and frameworks of the mediated world, Text to Speech gatherings aim to build stronger community ties and knowledge in our field. In this reading group, participants will be provided with copies of the reading, and we will facilitate a group reading, discussion, and analysis of this text. Prior knowledge of the work is encouraged but not required, as the session will involve some form of introduction, and some portion of close reading (out loud).


 - Salomé Voegelin

 - Peter Culley       - Maxine Gadd


15 – Sybille Krämer, “Witnessing: On the Transmission of Perception and Knowledge through Credibility” in Medium, Messenger Transmission
14 – Josh Lepawsky, Reassembling Rubbish: Worlding Electronic Waste
13 – Jennifer Gabrys, Digital Rubbish: A Natural History of Electronics
12 – Trinh T. Minh-ha, Lovecidal: Walking with the Disappeared
11 – Zoe Todd, Indigenizing the Anthropocene
10 – Benjamin Bratton,”The City Layer” in The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty
9 – Wendy Chun, Control and Freedom: Power and Paranoia in the Age of Fibre Optics
8 – Cornelia Vismann, Cultural Techniques and Sovereignty
7 – Seth Price, Dispersion
6 – Bernard Stiegler, “Introduction” in Automatic Society 1: The Future of Work
5 – Ute Holl, Trance Techniques, Cinema, and Cybernetics
4 – Artie Vierkant, The Image Object Post-Internet
3 – Kaja Silverman, Introduction to The Miracle Of Analogy
2 – Bernhard Siegert, Cultural Techniques: Or the End of the Intellectual Postwar Era in German Media Theory
1 – Sadie Plant, Zeroes and Ones, Digital Women + the New Technoculture

For more details contact media@front.bc.ca.