Events of Interest: “On Space and Sound”: Study Day for Displaying, Collecting and Preserving Sound Pieces

Collaborative seminar between British Art Network and Contemporary Art Society Subject Specialist Network on the topic of sound based art

Tate Britain, Thursday 27 October 2016, 11.00 -17.00.

This one day collaborative seminar will bring together the two networks to explore the different aspects of displaying, collecting and preserving sound pieces. The seminar will present a series of short papers from invited artists, academics and curators followed by panel discussions and opportunities for networking.

This seminar will focus on different aspects of displaying, collecting and preserving sound pieces. Discussing current commissions (Katrina Palmer, The Quarryman’s Daughters for Art Angel); exhibitions and recent sound displays (for example, Susan Phillipzs: War Damaged Musical Instruments) we will consider current theoretical, practical and institutional issues dealing with artists working with sounds as a sculptural medium, informing the networks about current practices in contemporary art.

The event is open to all but of particular interest to curators, conservators, artists, technicians, managers and registrars at all stages of their working in non-traditional media formats.


10.30 – 11.00         Registration and welcome tea and coffee

11.00 – 11.10:        Welcome and introduction from Alex Farquharson, Director, Tate Britain

11.10 – 11.30:        Dr. Salomé Voegelin, Associate Professor in Sound Arts, Member of CRiSAP (Centre for Research in Sound Arts Practice) London College of Communication, UAL

Session 1: Introduction to speakers

11.30 – 11.50:        James Lingwood, Co-Director, Artangel

11.50 – 12.10:       Cevdet Erek, Artist and Musician, Lecturer at the Turkish State Music   Conservatory, Istanbul Technical University)

12.10 – 12.30:       Group discussion chaired by Dr. Ilaria Puri Purini, Programme Manager, Contemporary Art Society

12.30 – 13.30:       Delegates break for lunch, provided

Session 2: Introduction to speakers

13.30 – 13.50:       Elaine Speight and Professor Charles Quick, Curators of In Certain Places at University of Central Lancashire

13.50 – 14.10:        Susan Philipsz, Artist

14.10 – 14.30:        Panel discussion led by Tamsin Dillon, Curator, 14-18 Now

14.30 – 15.00:        Delegates break for tea and coffee

Session 3: Collecting and Conservation

15.30 – 15.45:       Ann Gallagher, Director of Collection, British Art, Tate and Louise Lawson, Conservation Manager (Sculpture and Time Based Media) Tate

15.45 – 16.05:       Discussion with all speakers led by Caroline Douglas, Director, Contemporary Art Society

16.25 – 16.45:        Group discussion. Thanks and close.

This event is a collaboration between SSN British Art and SSN Contemporary Art and is open to members and non-members. 
To book your place please email