Dec 3rd 2017

SSSS! Second Sexing Sound Symposium

Two panels will present the current situation of women artists and consider alternative solutions for the future.

First Panel: 11 am to 1 pm
In the first panel, from 11 am to 1 pm, Neo Hülcker will report on gender relations in Darmstadt, feminist activism at the Darmstädter Ferienkurse 2016. Frauke Aulbert will discuss the discrepancy between women who are educated as vocalists vs. women who make thier livings as vocalists and singers. Jenna Lyle will talk about her thoughts about the New Music scene in Chicago.
Neo Hülcker will moderate.

Neo Hülcker is a composer performer whose work focuses on music as anthropological research in everyday life environments. Their compositions evolve as situations, performance-installations, actions and interventions, and work with different kinds of public spaces.

Frauke Aulbert is one of the most active and multi-talented vocalists in the field of contemporary music today. Her almost infinite, impressive vocal sound palette enfolds a nearly four octave range next to classical singing (diploma), over- and undertone-singing, multiphonics, techniques from Bulgarian folclore, Korean gugak, gamelan, jazz, dhrupad, beatboxing a.s.o.

Jenna Lyle : Composer, performer, installation-builder, and administrator, Chicago-based artist Jenna Lyle explores how the physical body, and in turn the culture in which it functions, adapts to its semiotic or “data-based” representation.

Second Panel: 2:30 pm to 4 pm
Moderated by Anna Parkinson, Associate Professor of German at Northwestern University, the second interdisciplinary panel, from 2:30 pm to 4 pm, will offer an opportunity to breathe easier. Through diverse artistic and professional perspectives Lakshmi Ramgopal, Sara Slawnik and Caroline Picard will present their ideas about worthwhile gender politics for daily use in the Arts.
(Almost) all SSSS! Participants will be available for Q&A during and after the event.

Anna Parkinson is an Associate Professor of German, the Co-Director of the Critical Theory Cluster, and a member of the Advisory Boards for the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program and the Holocaust Education Foundation in Weinberg College at Northwestern University. Her first book, titled An Emotional State: The Politics of Emotion in Postwar West German Culture, was published in the Social History, Popular Culture, and Politics in Germany series by the University of Michigan Press in 2015. Her current interdisciplinary project focuses on decolonizing critical theory, specifically in the field of critical memory studies in the context of the “global South.”

Caroline Picard is a curator, publisher, writer, and artist. She is the Executive Director, Head Curator, and Founding Editor of The Green Lantern Press (GLP), established in 2005 that produces contemporary art exhibitions, critical art and poetry publications, and cultural events that intersect literature, philosophy, theory, and art.

Lakshmi Ramgopal performs ambient electronic under the moniker Lykanthea. Her performances feature synths, harmonium drones, and processed vocal improvisation that draws on Carnatic techniques, with appearances that include NYU’s Occult Humanities Conference; Leipzig, Germany’s Wave Gotik Treffen; and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. She is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics at Trinity College and based in Chicago, IL and Northampton, MA.

Sara Slawnik joined the 3Arts staff as Director of Programs in 2014, overseeing the 3Arts Awards program, 3AP (3Arts Projects), residency fellowships, and other artist support initiatives. Prior to 3Arts, she was Deputy Director of the Chicago Artists Coalition, Program Director at the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago, and held positions in development at The Renaissance Society, The Drawing Center in New York City, and The Archives of American Art. Sara earned a BA in the History of Art from the University of Michigan.

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