Ora 9 : Archives : 27 March

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Ora 9 … Archives
Daniela Cascella and Salomé Voegelin, with Cheryl Tipp
27 March 2014

For Ora 9 Salomé Voegelin and Daniela Cascella discuss archiving sound with Cheryl Tipp, Curator of Natural Sounds at the British Library in London. Their conversation engages in questions of authority and authenticity – what is included and what is kept out – explores silences and gaps – that which is uncollected and thus remains inaudible – and considers archival fictions that question and redraw the boundaries between the document and artistic imagination; public and private; fact and sentiment.
Who is archived and who is the archivist? What is archived, the bird or its sound?