The Soundscapes in Vera Frenkel’s Itinerary by Sylvie Lacerte

«The Soundscapes in Vera Frenkel’s Itinerary», in n.paradoxa – international feminist art journal, volume 37, 2016, London, UK. , pp. 48-54.

Sylvie Lacerte analyses the elements of sound present in the work of Vera Frenkel. The author discusses how Frenkel works with fiction and reality, and makes use of displacements in images, time periods and geographical and urban spaces to explore histories of twenty and twenty-first century life and diverse and individuated experiences of migration, love, institutions, and memory. The article concentrates on how the artist’s voice is present on many levels in the work as narrator, as writer and poet and as the personas or characters within many of her works e.g. Cornelia Lumsden or Ruth. Among other works, the piece discusses in more detail, ‘The Blue Train’ (2013); ‘Body Missing’ (1994); ‘from the Transit Bar’ (1992); ‘ONCE NEAR WATER: Notes from the Scaffolding Archive’ (2008).
Author: Dr. Sylvie Lacerte is an independent curator, author and researcher based in Montreal


To know more about Sylvie Lacerte :

Sylvie Lacerte is an independent scholar and curator. She holds an M.A. in Museum Studies from New York University and a PhD in Art Theory and Practices from Université du Québec à Montréal. Her doctoral dissertation delved into the mediation of contemporary art, and was published in 2007 (out of print).
Sylvie Lacerte is also interested in the museum’s future as an institution of knowledge as well as in the artist’s working processes. She has published essays and articles on these subjects. Parallel to her PhD studies, Sylvie Lacerte undertook a major research project on the history of Experiments in Art and Technology (2001), which led her to publish articles on O.L.A.T.S. (2002), as well as to deliver a lecture on the 9 Evenings at the Centre George Pompidou in Paris (2003), a talk on EAT and the 9 Evenings at the RE-FRESH Conference in Banff (2005), later published in the anthology Artist as Inventors/Inventors as Artists (Hatje Cantz, 2008). In the winter of 2015 Dr. Lacerte gave a talk on EAT at the Akbank Sanat Museum in Istanbul.
She was artistic director of the magazine Spirale, from January 2010 to June 2014.
Her last two publications were issued in January and February 2016:—“The Soundscapes in Vera Frenkel’s Itinerary”, in n.paradoxa – international feminist art journal, Volume 37, 2016, London, UK. Pp. 48-54.—“9 Evenings: Theatre and Engineering – 10 Performance That Bemused the New York Art World” in Histories of the Post-Digital, Amber Platform / Akbank Sanat, Istanbul, 2016, pp (ed Ekmel Ertan.). 11–29. English and Turkish.
She is  public art Advisor, since April 2016, for a term of one year for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.


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