Workshop: The Voice and Identity, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay

Happy to have the possibility to invite Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay for a workshop in Gothenburg. THANKS to Petra Johansson and Anna-Karin Johansson for their trust in the idea.

“It is in large part according to the sounds people make that we judge them sane or insane, male or female, good, evil, trustworthy, depressive, marriageable, moribund, likely or unlikely to make war on us, little better than animals, inspired by God. These judgements happen fast and can be brutal.”
Anne Carson, The Gender of Sound

This day-long workshop will explore the voice as material in diverse art forms, including film, video, sound and painting. Through deep listening exercises, viewing and discussing art works in which the voice plays a central role, we will explore the voice as a signifier of identity. A presentation of works from Nemerofsky Ramsay’s oeuvre that address and engage these themes will also be part of the day’s programme.

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay is an artist and diarist. His artistic gestures in sound, video and text contemplate the history of song and the gender of voices, the rendering of love and emotion into language, and the resurrection and manipulation of voices – sung, spoken or screamed. In his work you will find bells, bouquets, enchanted forests, folding screens, gay elders, glitter, gold leaf, love letters, imaginary paintings, madrigals, megaphones, mirrors, naked men, sign language, subtitles, and the voices of birds, boy sopranos, contraltos, countertenors and sirens.

Nemerofsky’s work has been exhibited extensively across Canada and throughout Europe, and is part of the permanent collection of the National Gallery of Canada and the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna. He is currently an artist-in-residence at Iaspis Stockholm. www.nemerofsky.ca

Workshopen hålls på engelska den 22 april kl 9–15 på Akademin Valand.
Presenteras i samarbete med Anna Linder och Akademin Valand.
WORKSHOPEN ÄR FULLBOKAD! För en reservplats, maila: anna-karin.johansson@kulturivast.se

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