Rather than simply relegating the voice to mere sound, in Seeing voices the voice comes to us in many utterances and instances. It is linguistic, cultural, social, gendered, human and post-human. In this regional touring exhibition the voice is explored as a visual, political and material entity.
NETS Victoria and Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) have come together to present the show. Beginning at Horsham Regional Gallery, it will also travel to five other regional galleries throughout Australia in 2018 and 2019.
Initially sparked by MUMA curator Samantha Comte, and later picked up by fellow curators Francis E Parker, Hannah Matthews and Helen Hughes, the exhibition was developed to foster greater regional engagement with MUMA’s collection. “We wanted to work with NETS Victoria to make connections with the regional gallery network and to show the Monash University collection further afield than the University campuses,” says Parker. Seeing voices also features works outside the scope of the university’s holdings.
The show includes a series of live performances, and works by Alex Martinis Roe, Alicia Frankovich, Angelica Mesiti, Bryan Phillips, Catherine or Kate, Clinton Nain, Damiano Bertoli, Erik Bünger, Fayen d’Evie, Léuli Eshraghi, Michael Cook, Rose Nolan and Susan Hiller…