Testing the Voice (Over)

— A workshop by Xavier Bassas and Antje Ehmann

Friday 3 June 2016, 4 pm — 4 am

Harun Farocki, Der Aerger mit den Bildern (The Problem with the Images), 1973

What is really the power of the voice-over? What is the relationship between a voice-over and the politics of an image? We intent to reflect on the different roles the voice-over has in contemporary art. Together, in collaboration with theorists and artists, and taking some examples from H.Farocki’s work, we will develop a critical phenomenology of the senses and of the uses of the voice-over in contemporary video.



3-3.10 pm
An introduction by Xavier Bassas
3.10-3.30 pm
Projection of "The Problem with Images" (1973) by Harun Farocki and presentation by Antje Ehmann
3.30-4.30 pm
Projection of three videos by Lúa Coderch, Raquel Friera and Arash Nassiri and presentation at the presence of the authors
4.30-6 pm
Roundtable discussion among the participating artists, Antje Ehmann, Josep Maria Catalá, Lluís Nacenta, Cloe Masotta, José Luis Corazón