This presentation related to the exhibition “How long does it take for one voice to reach another?” examines issues around the history of sound in art. Relational in nature, sound in its various guises—noise, music or silence—suggests ways of thinking about art history as well as ways of experiencing an exhibition. Starting by listening to sound works, we will examine sound’s intricacies, practices and relationships with physical, cultural and socio-historical spaces.
Art historian and independent curator Karine Bouchard is interested in forms of presenting sound and music in art exhibitions, in addition to their physical, historical and socio-political impact on visitors’ listening practices.
For over thirty years, independent scholar and sound artist Mario Gauthier has explored sound across a spectrum of practices as varied as music, film, audio archives and phonography.