Dr. Salomé Voegelin
Reader in Sound Arts at the London College of Communication, UAL
I am an artist and writer engaged in listening as a socio-political practice of sound. My work and writing deal with sound and listening, and pursue the motivation of hearing the world sound makes: the aesthetic, social and political realities that are hidden by the persuasiveness of a visual point of view. I investigate the invisible mobility of sound not to oppose visuality but in order to critically evaluate how we see the world and how we arrange ourselves to live in it. Listening provides an alternative perspective on reality and grants access to the unseen slices of its construction. The different knowledge afforded by sound offers new insights on how things are and permits speculation on how else they could be.
I am the author of Listening to Noise and Silence: Towards a Philosophy of Sound Art, Continuum, NY, 2010, and Sonic Possible Worlds: Hearing the Continuum of Sound, which was published by Bloomsbury in 2014. I work collaboratively with David Mollin in a practice that focuses on text and sound and establishes through written and spoken words conversations and reconfigurations of relationships and realities.