Lytteseminar: Fund fra William Louis Sørensens lydarkiv

20 nov 2019 kl. 11:00 - 18:00

SMK – Statens Museum for Kunst, Sølvgade 48-50, 1307 København

BEMÆRK! Seminaret foregår på engelsk

Forskere og kunstnere præsenterer denne eftermiddag fund fra William Louis Sørensens lydarkiv. Seminaret markerer at Laboratorium for lydkunst nu vil være åbent for publikum alle ugens dage i hele museets åbningstid.

Koncept- og multimediekunstneren William Louis Sørensen indsamlede i 1990-91 et lydarkiv til SMK, et arkiv over den tidsbaserede og flygtige kunst, såsom lyd-, lys- og performancekunst i Danmark.

Dette arkiv har siden ligget hen som død kapital i museet, da der ikke har været midler til at migrere og opdatere indholdet til nye formater. Takket være midlerne i forskningsprojektet Museet og kunsten i informationsalderen har det nu været muligt at digitalisere størstedelen af materialet.

Til lytteseminaret præsenteres arbejdet med lydarkivet af kunstenere og fagpersoner, som er blevet inviteret til at gøre sig bekendt med arkivets brede samling af lyd- og multimediekunst. De vil præsentere og reflektere over udvalgte lydværker og invitere til diskussion af det fundne materiale.

Seminaret er et samarbejde mellem Statens Museum for Kunst, Museet for Samtidskunst i Roskilde og IDL - Institut for Dansk Lydarkæologi og er en del af projektet Museet og kunsten i Informationsalderen finansieret af Velux Fonden.

Program

11.00 Birgitte Anderberg

Welcome and introduction to the (history of) the archive

11.15 Claartje van Haaften and Elke Trabandt

The life of slides - conservation and duplication of slide-based art

This lecture introduces to the problems of conserving and duplicating slide-based art. In a hands-on manner it explains the different film types and discusses the conservational choices during the process of duplicating the slides from the SMK archive made by Knud Hvidberg and Kirsten Lockenwitz in the 1960s.

12.15 Lunch break. Lunch can be purchased in SMK Kafeteria.

13.15 Rasmus Holmboe:

State of the archive. Sound archaeological outline and preliminary findings

In this talk I will try to outline and contextualize the work with the archive so far. By presenting a few examples of the different types of material it holds I intend to open up discussions about its present state as well as what remains to be done in its future. The examples include Bror Westman, William Soya and John Hunov.

13.40 Ingeborg Okkels

Sound Archives – here are the forgotten female artists!

In the SMK sound archive there is mention of 25 women. 13 of these are artists, 9 of which are Danish. The sound archive is an important testimony of female artists in Denmark from the 1970s to the 1990s and thus it serves to diversify Danish art history. In this respect the SMK sound archive shares a lot of common features with another sound archive: Kvinder i Musiks [women in music’s] archive of Danish female composers from 1980-2016.

14.05 Morten Søndergaard

POEX in the soundarchives

14.30 Coffee

15.00 Jan Stricker og Magnus Kaslov, Institut for Dansk Lydarkæologi

A line standing in the air and artists creating paintings with noise

A brief presentation of Gunner Aagaard and Richard Winter’s works in sound – both as live performance and as recordings in 1948-49.

15.25 Tania Ørum

William Louis Sørensen: Concrete Poetry and Ecological Sound Sculptures

Many of William Louis Sørensen’s sound works from the 1970s and the 1980s continue the basic minimalist aesthetics of the 1960s, which is also a production ethics that opens to DIY models and the cooperation of the public. I will focus on two works: 1) “My name is…” (1975) and 10) “Runway for Wading Birds” (1983).

15.50 pause

16.10 Eric Andersen

Aarhus / København

Copenhagen was the dominating force in InterMedia and other transgressive art in the years 1958-1966, but the energy quickly left the city. Suddenly Aarhus became the place where Ung Kunst gathered the forces. It all ended with Aarhus Rapporten [The Aarhus Report] in 1969. 

16.35 Jonas Olesen

William Soya and Knud Hvidberg: Pindssvinestillingen – a media archaeological reconstruction

By researching a lot of different types of sources, the installation attempts to reconstruct the original audiovisual work Pindsvinestillingen by Knud Hvidberg and William Soya, first shown on the exhibition Trefoldigheden in 1961. The sound has been carefully restored and the original slides have been duplicated.

17.00 Discussion and concluding remarks

17.15 Drinks and official opening of the Sound Archive Exhibition.

Foto: Knud Hvidberg/William Soya, Pindsvinestillingen, 1961. Foto: Elke Trabrandt. (udsnit)