A sonar transmitting sound waves into the water and measuring the time interval between emission and return of the pulse to determine the depth of water. A series of podcasts, transmitting sound, measuring time and by this, making sense.
Muzeum Susch / Art Stations Foundation CH aims to contribute to the recognition and visibility of concepts, movements and ideas and in particular, though not exclusively, offering new readings and positions to female artists. Founded and chaired by Grażyna Kulczyk, Polish entrepreneur and long-term supporter of contemporary art, we are engaging in experimental approaches to cultural education, exhibitions and research, led by a clear vision dedicated to the re-definition of the canonical and the marginalized - not as a dominating force, silencing others but as an influential voice for making other voices heard. We need a chorus!
Anke Kempkes, Co-Curator of the upcoming Muzeum Susch exhibition "Evelyne Axell. Body Double" in conversation with Jessica Morgan, Director of the Dia Art Foundation, New York.
How does dance and movement add to the existing practice of arts educators and choreographers and lead to more in-depth engagement with museum visitors? This is the question explored by dance artist Ingrid Berger Myhre and Gill Hart, Head of the Devonshire Educational Trust based at Chatsworth in Derbyshire and former Head of Education at the National Gallery London. This conversation, led by dramaturg Monica Gillette, is based on the European Union funded project Dancing Museums, a research project bringing together artists, dance organizations, museums, universities and research centers from seven countries. The project is conceived to explore ways in which working together might result in more powerful interpretations or experiences of art. Dancing in a museum brings visitors closer to performers – its proximity to the perceived stillness of art works interrupts and in effect – changes - codified codes of gallery behavior.
Agency of Silence
In the 6th episode of the series, two choreographers for whom the voice is a crucial medium - Katarzyna Sitarz and Jule Flierl - contemplate silence, its physicality and its political agency. Dialoguing on and deeply listening to the current troubled times, they are examining silence as a physical practice, meticulously weaving polyphonic sensorial compositions of voices and thoughts of generations of artists, thinkers and activists. Questioning silence’s presence and absence, its non-obvious qualities as well as the political dimension of speaking up or abstaining from speech in the reality we live in, they unfold a multilayered spectrum of what silence can be or serve for.
There is no stillness
For this episode we have invited Jennifer Higgie, editor at large of frieze magazine and the writer and thinker behind Bow Down an Instagram account and a podcast dedicated to significant women artists. Jennifer is in conversation with Liliane Lijn, an American-born artist based in London, who has been working with kinetic texts as early as since 1962. For decades Liliane has been involving poetry and light - set into motions in objects in space. Her installations induce a physical sense of time, the elapsing of time becomes a gesture, a haptic notion at our hands.
Stillness is a Sound
French artist Mathilde Rosier is speaking about her experiences of stillness, questioning our obedience to time, and, finally, sharing her notion of stillness as a form of resilience, resistance, if not, rebellion.
Performing Mourning. Laments in Contemporary Art
For episode 3 of ‘Stillness & Motion’, dramaturg and writer Guy Cools is sharing his thoughts on traditions that can help us to embody and experience the feelings of loss and grief.