BACC Exhibition: Hear Here Exhibition
Sound Activities: LECTURE
A Personal History of Sound Art (1970s – 2013)
Guest Artist : Christina Kubisch
9 February 2013, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
1st Floor, Multi-Function Room Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Sound art has not been invented overnight. It was not as well the invention of a single person. Sound art was growing out of several movements of the 70s such as performance, body art, video, theater and experimental music. Artists were looking for new ways of combining different media and the increasing availability of technical instruments was stimulating this process.
Like in the 18th century, when several scientists, engineers and inventors worked out simultaneously new communication media like the telegraph, the electrical light, the telephone, phonograph and microphones the second half of the 20th century was a hectic and vivid period of digital and electronic developments, which certainly influenced and contributed to all cultural expressions.
The Lecture of Kubisch will be about the development of what today is definded as sound art from an european view. It is to compare her works from the last 40 years to that of other colleages in the domaine of sound art until today. This is not a scientific lecture but the situation seen through the eyes and ears of an active sound artist.
Christina Kubisch, born in Bremen in 1948, has studied painting and composition in Hamburg, Zurich and Milan. She is a professor for audio-visual art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Saarbr?cken.
Christina Kubisch belongs to the first generation of sound artists. Trained as a composer, she has artistically developed such techniques as magnetic induction to realize her installations. Since 1986 she has added light as an artistic element to her work with sound. Christina Kubisch's work displays an artistic development which is often described as "synthesis of arts" - the discovery of acoustic space and the dimension of time in the visual arts on one hand, and a redefinition of relationships between material and form in music on the other.
Her work has been shown internationally since 1975.
** Free Entry
The lecture is organized by BACC Exhibition Dept. in collaboration with Goethe Institute in Bangkok
For more information on the event,
Please contact : Communication Dept.
Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Tel. 02 214 6630 – 8 Fax. 02 214 6639