radioCona presentation at ARC_PHONO at UQAM, Sept.15, 2012, Montreal, Canada

radioCona presentation by Brane Zorman, (radioCona co-author with Irena Pivka), will be part of a  ARC_PHONO – symposium: Archives sonores et voix radio at L’Université du Québec à Montréal, (UQAM).

Presentation will  be held on saturday Sept 15th 2012 at 2pm (local Montreal time – UTC/GMT -4 hours) at :Agora Hydro-Québec / Hexagram UQAM, 175, avenue du Président-Kennedy, Montréal (Québec) Canada and will focus on using radio frequencies in an art context, as an exhibition space for sound and radio art related projects, sound interventions, sound mapping and archiving.

Symposium: Archives sonores et voix radio, Sept 13 – 15, 2012
Exhibition: Écouter un mouvement du voir, Sept 12 – 15, 2012
Concert: L’oreille au sol, Sept.15, 2012

ARC_PHONO schedule and programme


During last years, sound artworks and performances knew a renewal in the field of visual arts. This resurgence, in the artistic field, of works approaching, in multiple forms, the relationship between sound and image, makes possible to re actualize the relative questions with these two quite distinct perceptive phenomena. What is the relationship between the sound and the image?

Which singular contract which, simultaneously, binds and separates the sound from the image? The image, even moving, belongs to the field of “visible”, while the sound, that it is word, music or noise remains about the “audible”. To tackle these questions requires pointing out the tensions that the audible raises in the spontaneous character of a physical vibration while the visible meets in face to face with the light. Light and physical vibration lead to modes of perception which, sometimes, are opposed or are linked. This contract between visible and the audible led to establish passages, crossings or meetings between disciplines and forms of expressions which function on completely different modes. Thus principles of transposition, transmutation, inter semiotic translation or transduction operates at present in plastic and sound artworks. They try to expose, all at the same time, disjunction, the variations with the rupture limit, and the multiple variations and effects of synchrony between seeing and listening.This event is organized by the research’s group ARC_PHONO which is interested in sound archiving and the possibilities of transposition of sound in visual by the representation of “visual phonographs”. The group archived sound environments of interior places in the process of disappearance or transformation. Since 2005, interior places like the central Library of the Town of Montreal moved at the Grande Bibliothèque of Quebec, the last Club of French-speaking Curling of Montreal, many churches, the St-Luc Hospital which will become the future CHUM and various places characteristics of our North-American sound landscape were recorded. More than forty places were thus indexed. Lastly, during these years, it brought together artists, students of graduate programs and professionals of the field of the audio.
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