Invited public Lecture: Noise-Control-Noise: The politics of composition

Tom Tlalim (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


An invited public talk at the Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz, (HZT) Universität der Künste (UDK) Berlin. I was invited to give a talk on the politics of composition with examples from my research and artwork.

Composing is never without its context. This is emphasised when working with bodies, images, sounds or objects that reflect a material reality of violence, as the political conditions become part of the composition process itself. Moving between developing and structuring materials becomes a border crossing exercise.

In my talk, I present some artistic and ethical considerations I have come across in my work process with sound, movement, images and objects of conflict, and in collaborative work with Arkadi Zaides and Susan Schuppli, and with recipients of technological sensory implants. I try to present a broad field of investigation into the containing structure of a timed performance, its spatial organisation and the importance of facilitating a constructive process.
Period7 Nov 2018
Held atHochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz, Berlin (HZT), Germany
Degree of RecognitionInternational