30 JUL – 1 AUG 2021

This performative symposium brings together artists and academic researchers whose practice is centered around the relationship between movement and sound, modes of listening and the idea of an audible, resonating body. Challenging the dominance of the gaze, the intention is to investigate how, through sound, vibration and echo, bodies organize and coordinate modes of perception and understanding.

In The Act of Hearing individual modules – workshops, lectures, performances and discussions – will be integrated in a three day programme dedicated to different themes: DEVICES, ORGANS and AURA. Anchored in a transdisciplinary approach, the symposium brings together both artistic and curatorial practices, artistic research and the academic research community. The focus lies on the processes of questioning both artistic and scientific research and on how to foster the exchange of ideas and mediation between different ways to produce knowledge.

Detailed programme as a download

Conference language: English

Participation is free of charge.
Number of participants is limited.

Registration until 26 July 2021:

Due to COVID-19 we have only a limited number of seats. But all lectures will be streamed live. We kindly invite you to join us online.

30 JUL 2021, 12 to 2 p.m.

31 JUL 2021, 11:30 to 12:30 p.m.

1 AUG 2021, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 to 3 p.m.

The symposium is supported by

Jonathan Saldana, Scotoma Cintilante
Photo: Carlos Lobo


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