Tuesday – Friday, August 20-23, 2019

Hosted by Aalborg University & RELATE – Research Laboratory for Art and Technology


Welcome to RE:SOUND, the 8th International Conference on the Histories of Media Arts 2019 - Aalborg, Denmark. RE:SOUND is part of the Media Arts Histories conference series, bringing together leading researchers, artists, and scientists on a series of interdisciplinary topics for over 14 years.

The histories of art are saturated by sonic experiments and expressions. Yet, the occurrence of sound in art throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries remains heavily under-theorized and -contextualized, just as it is all but missing in existing archives (with few important, albeit recent, exceptions).

The ‘matter’ of sonic saturation and its interlinked under-theorized situation, does not only concern the musicologists and a small specialized field of sound researchers; it is, or should be, the matter and concern of the whole media arts field: It speaks to its very foundation in transmedia issues and different understanding of the plurality of the histories contextualizing technologically mediated art. Through its techno-resonating immersion, media art reverberates in all cultural and societal matters on a pervasive scale.

RE:SOUND will address this techno-resonance, trans-mediality, and cultural and social reverberation of media art, in general: Its histo-ecologies, -geologies, and -archeologies. As well as focusing on a wide range of the field’s practitioners, producers and creators – past, present and future.

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Conference Chair:

Morten Søndergaard is Associate Professor and Curator/Creator of Interactive Media Art at Aalborg University, Denmark. He is a member of the Media Art Histories Faculty and the co-founder of the Erasmus Master in Media Arts Cultures program. He is also a member of RELATE - Research Laboratory of Art & Technology.

Conference Co-Chair:

Laura Beloff is an internationally acclaimed artist and researcher who functions in-between academic leadership & research with a core in the arts and in artistic methods. She is Associate Professor and Head of the PhD School at IT University of Copenhagen where she is part of the REAL-research group.

Program chair assistant: Rodrigo Guzman

Track Chairs:

Track 1

Tanya Toft Ag

Track 2

Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda

with Freya Zinovieff

Track 3

Luz Maria Sánchez

Track 4

Magdalena Zdrodowska

with Daniel Cermak

Track 5

Liora Belford

with Jason van Eyk

Track 6

Dolores Steinman

Track 7

Rahma Khazam

Track 8

Rodrigo Guzman

with Morten Søndergaard

Art Track

Sebastian Bülow
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