Symposium Sense of Sound

About the position of sound-art in visual arts.

In the framework of the exhibition Sense of Sound, different national and international curators discussed the status of sound art within the field of visual arts. The interest in sound art notably increases, but curators and programmers often find it hard to display sound art in either exhibition concepts or infrastructure. Many choices – both artistically and in relation to the presentation-environment – are medium specific. The professional field often does not possess sufficient knowledge with regard to presenting a medium that is as physical as it seems elusive; hence the need for further discussion and expertise on this subject