Every Thursday for four weeks, visual artist and PhD student at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Kristoffer Raasted, has been broadcasting his radio program New Connections: Queering the Radio Voice live from Art Hub.
With the radio program, Raasted has among other things been examining the relationship between body and voice, especially our normative perceptions of which voices – anatomical as well as synthetic – are connected to which bodies.
In this fifth and last episode of the program, we flip the format so that Kristoffer Raasted will take the role as guest, and independent curator Anne Kølbæk Iversen and Lars Bang Larsen, artistic advisor at Art Hub, will be the hosts.
Together they will engage in a conversation about the process and planning of Raasted’s radio programs, and the methods and themes that have been explored here in connection with his practiced-based PhD. Art Hub’s program Testing Ground, which the radio program has been a part of, will also be discussed.
ABOUT KRISTOFFER RAASTED
Artist Kristoffer Raasted is educated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in 2018 with a supplementary MFA in art theory from the Institute of Artistic Research and exchange semesters at École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and Faculdade de Belas-Artes Ulisboa, and an internship period at Issue Project Room in New York.
Raasted conducts artistic research in the intersectional field between sound, performance, and installations and has commenced the practice-based PhD project at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in september 2020. The PhD stipend is granted by the Novo Nordisk Foundation and is organized in a collaboration between the University of Copenhagen and The Academy of Fine Arts.
MORE ABOUT NEW CONNECTIONS: QUEERING THE RADIO VOICE
Raasted’s PhD project, New Connections: Queering the Radio Voice, is based on a comparative reading of Judith Butler’s Undoing Gender and Giorgio Agamben’s Language and Death. Both thinkers refer in their books to Hegel’s concept of negativity and to speech theory, and it is the project’s ambition – through podcasts of conversations, works, and sound experiments – to work with the two thinkers’ understandings of the performative and the voice.
Kristoffer Raasted perceives his practice-based research project as artistic thinking rather than ‘artistic research’ – a less result-oriented and more process-based approach to basic research. Intersectional feminism and sustainability are also key topics in the project. Read more here.
ABOUT TESTING GROUND
The project of Kristoffer Raasted is part of Art Hub’s program Testing Ground, which is a ‘test site’ that gives artistic researchers the opportunity to test ideas and methods in practice. A forum where artistic processes can meet and be tested in front of an audience or in front of colleagues. Here, the artist can qualify relevant themes and share his or her research in a new, experimental space, located between academic and artistic practice, between studio and exhibition space.