Curating sound for difficult histories


Event Date: 15 May 2018
Birkbeck Cinema
43 Gordon Sq
Birkbeck School of Arts
Birkbeck University of London
London WC1H 0PD

Birkbeck School of Arts presents:

Curating sound for difficult histories

Focusing on the Holocaust, this event explores how soundscapes – music, noise, voices, speech and silence – have the ability to evoke difficult histories. Scholars and practitioners will consider the use of sound and sonic landscapes in the arts to address questions around representation, remembering, authenticity and affect. How do film, music composition, installation art and museum exhibitions tackle what is unspeakable?

We have recorded the first two hours (approx) of the afternoon’s proceedings.

Welcome and introduction by Dr Silke Arnold de-Simine (Birkbeck) and Dr Janet McCabe (Birkbeck):

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Professor Stephen Frosh (Birkbeck):
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Esther Shalev-Gerz (Artist) with an introduction by Dr Diana Popescu (Pears Institute):
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