William S. Burroughs
Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries
International Institute of Political Murder
On Voice and Language. The artists in this exhibition listen to ventriloquists and voice-over artists as well as propagandists and preachers. They explore and re-enact historic and contemporary speech acts, probing the emotional and spiritual effect of the vocal power and word games, and playing with shifts of meaning and identity.
We are acting through language – but how does language act through us? The
exhibition "His master's voice: On Voice and Language" addresses the
uncanny, irritating or comical moments produced by the human voice and language.
This selection of performances, videos and web projects lets spectators experience the emotional, social and political potential of the voice. How is the voice connected to the body and identity of the individual? What happens when the spoken word detaches itself from the speaker, the text from its meaning, the sound from the image? What if the voice no longer belongs to the body from which it emanates?
The artists in this exhibition listen to ventriloquists and voice-over artists as well as propagandists and preachers. They explore and re-enact historic and contemporary speech acts, probing the emotional and spiritual effect of the vocal power and word games, and playing with shifts of meaning and identity. While doing so, they also experiment with the various media used to record, reproduce or silence the voice.
< Christophe Bruno (FR), Erik Bünger (SE), William S. Burroughs & Anthony Balch (US), Aslı Çavuşoğlu (TR), YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES (KR), Dortmunder Sprechchor (DE), Jakup Ferri (KOS), Jochen Gerz (DE), Richard Grayson (UK), Asta Gröting (DE), Daniel Hofer (DE), Anette Hoffmann / Andrea Bellu / Matei Bellu / Regina Sarreiter (DE), International Institute of Political Murder (CH), Ignas Krunglevicius (LT/NO), Bruce Nauman (US), Stefan Panhans (DE), Julius Popp (DE), Laure Prouvost (FR/UK), Kathrin Resetarits (AT), Peter Rose (US), Manuel Saiz (ES), Anri Sala (AL), Richard Serra mit Nancy Holt (US), Katarina Zdjelar (SR/NL), Artur Zmijewski (PL) und andere and others.
Curated by Inke Arns
Image: Asta Gröting, Convention / ces poupées qui disent oui 2, 2000, b/w photo, 224 x 129 cm © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013, courtesy of the artist.
Generously supported by Kunststiftung NRW
Dr. Inke Arns, T: +49 231 496642-0 email@example.com
Press conference Thursday, March 21, 11a.m. Opening: Friday, March 22, 7 - 11p.m.
Hartware MedienKunstVerein (HMKV) at Dortmunder U (gallery, 6th floor)
Leonie Reygers Terrasse - D-44137 Dortmund
adults 5,00 € reduced entry (for students, seniors, etc.) 2,50 € group entry (10 persons or more) per person 4,00 € Free entry for visitors aged 18 or younger