Parole #1: The Body of the Voice / Stimmkörper
is the first in a series of publications dealing with the materiality of language
and highlighting the theme from various perspectives. This first issue is devoted to the voice and its “corporeality”. This involves both the relationship of the voice to the body that forms it and which it leaves in the process of speaking, and the question of the extent to which the voice forms a body for itself or slips into a new body. Including an audio CD with sound examples, this publication is a collection of texts and works by international artists and scientists dealing with the “fleeting stuff” of language in an attempt to grasp it, make it visible and endow it with a body.
Contributions by Zhang Huan (artist, Shanghai), Steven Connor (literary theorist, London), Brigitte Felderer (curator and art historian, Vienna), Patrick Feaster (sound historian, Bloomington), Karl Clausberg (art historian, Hamburg), Peter Torp (artist, Berlin), Nikolaus Gansterer & Constantin Luser (artists, Vienna), Andreas Fischer (artist, Freiburg) & Thomas Knoefel (author, Freiburg), Georg Nussbaumer (composer, Vienna), Brandon LaBelle
(artist, Berlin), Pierre di Sciullo (typographer, Paris) & Antoine Denize (artist, Paris) & Laurent Colomb (author-director, Paris), Valeri Scherstjanoi (sound poet, Berlin), Friedrich W. Block (curator, Kassel), Jaap Blonk (sound poet and voice performer, Arnhem) & Melle Hammer (designer, Amsterdam), Christina Thurner (journalist and theatre theorist, Basel), Jenny Schrödl & Vito Pinto (theatre theorists, Berlin), Doris Kolesch (performance and theatre theorist, Berlin), LIGNA (collective of radio artists and media theorists, Hamburg), Eran Schaerf
(artist, Berlin), Fabienne Audéoud (artist and voice performer, Paris), Olivier Foulon
(artist, Berlin and Brussels).