Noise as space for communication
THALIA RAFTOPOULOU AND ZAFOS XAGORARIS
This talk will take place at:
Athens School of Fine Art
8th Painting Masterclass
Ag. I. Rentis
Having the relation between the audible and the artistic as main point of interest, I will refer to approaches of listening as artistic practice and I will attempt to explore noise as a medium, as well as a necessity which provides the space for communication. The presentation will be directed towards exploring whether listening can reveal a space between private and public, within specific examples of sound works and samples from the urban, the domestic and the cyber space.
Thalia Raftopoulou (Born in 1980 in Athens, lives in Athens) has studied painting and interdisciplinary works of art and installations in the Athens School of Fine Arts (2006), and Public Art and New Artistic Strategies in the Bauhaus University-Weimar in Germany (MFA, 2010). She has worked in various contexts between different genres and disciplines experimenting with a multitude of media. Currently she is a PhD candidate in the Department of Art Theory and History of the Athens School of Fine Arts researching on sound and listening as artistic practice. She is currently a member of the project Φωνές/Fones, a group of visual artists and social scientists who explore the multiple ways in which sounds produced by living bodies are transformed into matter for thought and art making.
Zafos Xagoraris was born in Athens in 1963. He is associate professor at the Athens School of Fine Arts. He studied at the Athens School of Fine Arts and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received a PhD degree from the NTUA. His artistic work includes drawings, sound installations and interventions in public space.