Dr. phil. Silke Walther


Main focus: akademische personalentwicklung im aufbruch

Languages: German, English

City: Bochum, Germany

State: North Rhine-Westphalia

Country: Germany

Topics: change management, museum & social media, public art

Services: Talk, Moderation, Workshop management, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Auswahl Publizierte Artikel und Akademische Vorträge (RUB)

Kunstgeschichte der Moderne/Nachkriegskunst und Gegenwart/Gender

This talk is in: German
Light, Sound and Space in post-millenial Installation Art

Vortrag /Paper read at Muthesius-Kunsthochschule Kiel, 8.11.2019
within the frame of the 7th international Research Colloquium on Light in Fine Arts LiFA
The talk approaches artistic strategies after the turn towards sound art and sound design that emerged at the turn of the century, encouraging a vivid curatorial interest in the (postmodern) audio-visual integration and continuing rejection of medium-specific aspirations in the wide field of light-based "intermedia arts". In my talk I outline previous attempts to create a dynamic relationship between projected light and sounds by John Cage and artists using sound or mere noise to create dynamic spaces in or outside the white cube. The main argument is that post-millennial light-and-sound integration or dissociation does not follow the same concepts that Lucy Lippard and many others have described as characteristic feature of the turn from art object towards the performance of space creation. To highlight my argument, I refer to concepts of postmodern spatiality, deconstruction, and the artistic interest in (bodily) resonance of the viewing and listening crowds gathering at festivals , biennials and audio-visual live performances.
A brief sketch can be found in: Art Light Magazine, February 2020

This talk is in: English