The publication discusses the voice in relation to narration and performativity as well as means of “witnessing” in project-based contemporary art that engages with a social system, a geographical location or an oppositional movement. The essays consider the meaning of dialogue in the visual field from different perspectives. Why is narrative privileged by artists who act as “witnesses” to the formative social and political traumas or events of their time? And how do they use the symptomatic archive of statements, utterances and perishable materialities, shaped by the voice?
Dialogue – On the Politics of Voice is based on the workshop Dialogic Imagination that took place at Iaspis in 2010 as part of the public program conceived for artists and curators based in Sweden.
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