Reading On Voice | Adele Dipasquale


Reading On Voice | with Adele Dipasquale

New image will arrive soon, SEA Foundation 2017

7 – 8 pm CEST

We read together in person at:
SEA Foundation, Tivolistraat 22, Tilburg

This reading group event is part
of SEA Foundations’ longer-term
research of art and sustainability
fold #11 on Voice

The event is free of charge,
organised by artists and volunteers
of the SEA Foundation.

Moderated by Michaela Davidova


The reading in September with co-host and artist Adele Dipasquale will be devoted to the politics of the voice. Together we will read excerpt from For More than One Voice: Toward a Philosophy of Vocal Expression by the Italian philosopher Adriana Cavarero. Here, the author claims that the voice is challenging the meaning, or in other words, the voice embodies the speaker, and therefore ‘who’ has a pre-symbolic origin to ‘what’ is being said. The voice is described as a relation and condition to the communication which defines the uniqueness of the speaker, rendering the voice preceding the meaning.

As a research-based artist, practice of Adele Dipasquale deals with the politics of language and the relationship between magic and words. Their research starts from a deep inquiry into the power of naming: how words produce worlds and allow for certain things to exist and not for others. Dipasquale investigates how linguistic constructs shape reality, how they operate, and how they are often tools of oppression, but also emancipation and self determination. In this research on language the voice has a pivotal role: it is the embodiment of language, but it also escapes the historical connotation of written text.

Adriana Cavarero

Adriana Cavarero is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of Verona, Italy, and Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, and New York University. Italy’s most renowned feminist philosopher, she is the author of numerous essays and books, including (in English) In Spite of Plato (1995), Relating Narratives: Storytelling and Selfhood (2000), and Stately Bodies (2002).

Adele Dipasquale

Adele Dipasquale is an Italian born artist based in Den Haag, Netherlands, where they graduated from the MA Artistic Research at KABK in 2020. Working across various mediums as moving images, analog film, voice experimentations and text, their practice explores the politics of language. Dipasquale looks at the voice as a tool for resistance. Many of their works employ the voice as a subject: be it the disappearing voice, the voice refusing to speak, the voice channelled by a medium, the voice that distorts itself to not be understood, the human/animal voice, the chanting voice and the ‘unpleasant’ one.

Their work has been displayed internationally at art and film venues such as Rotterdam Film Festival (NL), Sonnenstube (CH), The Clemente (US), Marres (NL), Oberhausen Film Festival (DE), Page Not Found (NL), WORM (NL), Filmhuis (NL). Their practice has been awarded residencies, fellowships and artist grants from institutions such as Cripta747 (IT), MAMbo (IT), Mondriaan Fonds (NL), Stroom (NL).

Adele Dipasquale website

The programme of reading sessions:

31.10.2024 reading with Janneke van der Putten
26.08.2024 reading with Nadine Ghandour & Agata Sznurkowska
in fold #11 on Voice

30.05.2024 reading with Tom Viaene, Arnout and Michiel De Cleene
26.04.2024 reading with Angela Serino and Maja Bekan
28.03.2024 reading with Curated Suitcase
in fold #10 on Responsibility

22.02.2024 reading with Lotta Petronella
25.01.2024 reading with Eva van Ooijen
30.11.2023 reading with Danae Theodoridou ft. Fontys Akademy of the Arts
in fold #09 on Empowerment

26.10.2023 reading with Barbora Trnková ft. Vašulka Kitchen
28.09.2023 reading with Pam Virada
in fold #08 on Spirit

22.06.2023 reading with Golnar Abbasi
25.05.2023 reading with Charlotte Jarvis
in fold #07 on Solidarity

30.03.2023 reading with Doris Hardeman
23.02.2023 reading with Risk Hazekamp
26.01.2023 reading with Gladys Zeevaarders
in fold #06 on Reimagining

27.10.2022 reading with Anna Zvyagintseva
05.10.2022 reading with Jun Zhang
25.08.2022 reading with Christopher van Ginhoven Rey
in fold #05
on Awakening

02.12.2021 reading with Laura Castro
18.11.2021 reading with Sophia Holst

16.09.2021 reading with Amy Franceschini
in fold #02 on Commons

08.07.2021 reading with Sheng-Wen Lo
17.06.2021 reading with Katarina Jazbec
20.05.2021 reading with Mari Kesi-Korsu
in fold #01 on Empathy

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