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Seth Kim-Cohen
Seminar & performance 10 May at 12.00, Remisen (Godsbanen)
External link: http://www.kim-cohen.com
Seth Kim-Cohen
Writer and artist (US), 1964
 
Seth Kim-Cohen is an artist, musician, and critic who makes as little distinction between these practices as he can get away with. His work has been presented at venues spanning the cultural spectrum, including CBGBs, Tate Modern, and the Singapore Biennial. His 2012 exhibition, Tomorrow Is The Question? Is The Question! was described by Artforum as “collegial and awkward, a real-life mistake framed by a semifictitious context… an allegory for experimental thinking in general.” He is the author of In The Blink Of An Ear: Toward A Non-Cochlear Sonic Art (Continuum 2009). Kim-Cohen spent most of the 90s in rock bands. He was briefly quadriplegic and John Peel once bought him a beer.

3 questions for Kim-Cohen

What opportunities, qualities or restrictions do you think sound has as an artistic material?


"Tease apart the threads of the natural world and the pattern vanishes. The design is in how the cloth-maker arranges the threads: this way and that, as fashion dictates. To say something is meaningful is to say that that is how we arrange it so; how we comprehend it to be, and what is comprehended by you or I may not be by a cat, for example."
- William Fossett, Natural States, 1754

What does silence represent to you – in general and in regards to your artistic practice?


"If a tree falls in a park and there is no-one to hand, it is silent and invisible and nameless."
- William Fossett, Natural States, 1754

How do you work with the relation between sound and context in your artistic?

"And if we were to vanish, there would be no tree at all; any meaning would vanish along with us. Other than what the cats make of it all, of course."
- William Fossett, Natural States, 1754

 
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