22

.

04

.

15

22

.

04

.

15

Facebook event

Background Noise book launch

Brandon LaBelle

Sue Tompkins jobber med tekst som stedfortreder for både lyd og mening, og åpner en ny utstilling med tekstbaserte kunstverk på Lydgalleriet. Hun henter inspirasjonen sin fra hendelser i hverdagen og erfaringer derfra, som hun igjen setter inn i en annen kontekst gjennom skriving – og gir det en ny form for rytme på papiret. Gjennom arbeidet sitt overfører hun performative elementer som rytme, tempo og komposisjon over til gallerirommet i form av todimensjonale arbeider. 

Åpningen av Sue Tompkins sin utstilling inkluderer også en eksklusiv visning av en ny film av kunstneren Luke Fowler. Country Grammar – en film på 18 minutter overført til digital fra 16 mm-film – har som sitt utgangspunkt en tekstperformance av Tompkins fra 2003 med samme navn. Kun denne ene visningen, i samarbeid med Borealis 8. mars kl. 17.30.

Foto: The Modern Institute

Book launch and presentation by author Brandon LaBelle

Originally published in 2006, Background Noise quickly established itself as an essential text on the topic of sound art, and since that time it has become an important reference in the emerging field of sound studies.

This second expanded edition includes a new chapter by the author on the non-human and subnatural tendencies in sound art, as well as a new preface. At its center the book poses an intrinsic relation between sound and its location, galvanizing acoustics, sound phenomena, and the environmental with the tensions inherent in what LaBelle identifies as sound’s relational dynamic. For the author, this is embedded within sound’s tendency to be public expressed in its ability to travel distances, foster diverse cultural expressions, and define spaces while being radically flexible.

Intersecting material analysis with theoretical frameworks spanning art and architectural theory, performance studies and media theory, Background Noise makes the case that sound and sound art are central to understandings of contemporary culture.

Brandon LaBelle is an artist, writer and Professor at the Bergen Academy working with sound culture, voice, and questions of agency. His other books Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life and Lexicon of the Mouth: Poetics and Politics of Voice and the Oral Imaginary are also published by Bloomsbury Academic. He is also the editor of Errant Bodies Press and member of Errant Bodies Project Space, Berlin.