The second of the conference series titled Sound Curating will take place at ZKM. Over the last decade, many interesting new methodologies have emerged within the field of sound art curating / curating sound. These methodologies are tied up with the creative use of digital technologies and computational techniques such as physical and tangible computing. More specifically, interactive art and design seem to offer a promising new potential for letting an audience experience and interact with sound objects (tangibly, bodily, etc.) and in that way acquire insight and knowledge about them. The international seminar at the ZKM focuses on the methodologies, histories, theories and practices of sound art curating. This is part of a larger conference that will see other events taking place in London at Goldsmiths and the Courtauld, followed by another conference event in New York. The events will be paralleled by sound art exhibitions.

The conference events, which take place in 2013 and 2014, will present an opportunity to focus on the increasing use of interactive art and design for curatorial purposes, which is transforming the curator’s role into a hybrid function placed between art, science and social technology.

Conference Chairs: Lanfranco Aceti and Morten Søndergaard.

Conference Co-Chairs: Thomas Markussen and Bente Larssen.

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OCR research cluster on Sound Curating.

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The seminars are organized by LEA and LARM Infrastructure Project ( In close cooperation with Kunsthal Aarhus, ZKM, Goldschmiede, the Courtauld Institute, The University of Westminster and OCR (Operational and Curatorial Research).