[-empyre-] Week 4 Introduction

Junting Huang jh2358 at cornell.edu
Tue Mar 27 00:14:40 AEDT 2018

There were many fascinating posts last week, and they all point to a wide range of denotations of noise in sound, finance, physics, text, etc. In the last week of March, I wish to bring us back to some of those issues, and perhaps invite all of us to think what noise is and what it does as we conclude.

We have three more guests to join us in week 4. They are Julien Ottavi, Caitlin Woolsey, and Christof Migone.

Julien Ottavi 

Julien Ottavi is a mediactivist, artist-researcher, composer / musician, poet and tongues destroyer, experimental film maker and anarchitect, founder and member of Apo33, Julien Ottavi is involved in research and creative work, combining sound art, real-time video, new technologies and body performances. Since 1997, he develops a composition work using voice and its transformation through computer. Active developer of audio/visual programs with Puredata, he has also developed since many years DIY electronics (radio transmitters, oscillators, mixers, amplifiers, video transmitters…etc) in the perspective of knowledge sharing on technological development. Main developer for the Gnu/Linux operating system APODIO for digital art and A/V & streaming diffusion. His practices are not limited to the art spheres but crosses different fields from technological development to philosophy / theoretical research, biomimetic analysis & experimentation. Since many years he reflects on the relations between experimental practices and collective practices within the creation of autonomous collective groups, putting in question the authorship strategy of the "art ideology". 

http://www.noiser.org | http://www.apo33.org | http://fibrrrecords.net | https://soundcloud.com/thenoiser/ | http://univ-lorraine.academia.edu/JulienOttavi

Caitlin Woolsey

Caitlin Woolsey is a PhD candidate in History of Art at Yale University. Her research revolves around the historical confluence of visual art, performance, and media, particularly in the mid-twentieth century in Europe and America, and her in-progress dissertation examines how the integration of sound transformed intermedia practices in Paris in the decades following the Second World War. Caitlin helped found the Postwar Culture Working Group at Yale. She holds an MA in Philosophy and the Arts from Stony Brook University, and has previously held positions at the National Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Guggenheim Museum, and Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Her critical writing and poetry have appeared in such publications as Los Angeles Review of Books, Jadaliyya, Contemporary Philosophy Review, and The Spoon River Poetry Review. 

Christof Migone

Christof Migone is an artist, curator and writer. He often works with language, voice, bodies, performance, intimacy, complicity and endurance. He co-edited the books Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language (Los Angeles: Errant Bodies Press, 2001) and Volumes (Blackwood Gallery, 2015). His writings have been published in Aural Cultures, S:ON, Experimental Sound & Radio, Musicworks, Radio Rethink, Semiotext(e), Angelaki, Esse, Inter, Performance Research, etc. He obtained an MFA from NSCAD in 1996 and a PhD from the Department of Performance Studies at the Tisch School of the Arts of New York University in 2007. He has released nine solo audio cds on various labels (Avatar, ND, Alien 8, Locust, Oral). He has curated a number of exhibitions and events. A monograph on his work, Sound Voice Perform, was published in 2005. In 2006, the Galerie de l'UQAM in Montreal presented a mid-career survey of his work accompanied by a catalog and a DVD entitled Trou. A book compiling his writings on sound art, Sonic Somatic: Performances of the Unsound Body was published in 2012 by Errant Bodies Press. He has been the recipient of commissions from the Tate Modern, Dazibao, Kunstradio, Centre for Art Tapes, New Adventures in Sound Art, Radio Canada, New American Radio. He is a founding member of Avatar (Québec City). He currently lives in Toronto and is an Associate Professor in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University in London, Ontario.

 http://christofmigone.com/cv/ <http://christofmigone.com/cv/>


Junting Huang
Department of Comparative Literature
240 Goldwin Smith Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

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