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Face the voice: Voice and listening in an exhibition: Tony Oursler’s Face to Face

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In this article I will make some analytical sketches – describe, comment on and contextualize my experience with four examples of his works of art recently presented in a large Tony Oursler exhibition Face to Face (March-July 2012) at Aarhus Art Museum ARoS in Denmark . The analytical description will be based on a reception aesthetic and phenomenological approach, the latter as presented by Don Ihde in his book Listening and Voice. Phenomenologies of Sound , and my analytical sketches will be related to theoretical statements concerning the understanding of voice and media (Cavarero, Dolar, LaBelle, Neumark). Finally, the article will discuss the specific artistic combination and our auditory experience of mediated human voices and sculpturally projected faces in an art museum context under the general conditions of the societal panophonia of disembodied and mediated voices, as promoted by Steven Connor and Tony Conrad.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVoice/Presence/Absence
EditorsMalcolm Angelucci, Chris Caines
PublisherUTS epress
Publication year3 Dec 2014
Article number2
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-86365-431-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2014
EventVoice. Presence. Absence: An Interdisciplinary conference on voice and the Arts - University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 14 Feb 201315 Feb 2013

Conference

ConferenceVoice. Presence. Absence
LocationUniversity of Technology, Sydney
LandAustralia
BySydney
Periode14/02/201315/02/2013

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Forfatterens artikel indgår i en antologi: Voice/Presence/Absence som er udgivet som tablet book

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