"Voice" workshop with Wolfgang Sützl
“If you are silent about your pain, they’ll kill you and say you enjoyed it.”
― Zora Neale Hurston
Voice cuts across many realms of human existence, society, and culture. It thus offers a rich and fertile and ground for exploring issues for which no language or methods seems to exist. It offers a conceptual path that allows it to engage art and politics in a novel way. The seminar explores the meaning of "voice" from a range of different angles: voice as the medium of speech, voice as breath, voice as a musical medium, voice as a metaphor, voice as a political value (as in voting), voice as disembodied technological medium, voice as a concept in grammar and literary theory.
Wolfgang Sützl is a transdisciplinary researcher, writer and educator chiefly concerned with a critique of violence and understanding the conditions in which such a critique is possible. His Ph.D. is in Philosophy from the Universitat Jaume I de Castellón, Spain where he wrote on “Emancipation or Violence. Aesthetic Pacifism in Gianni Vattimo”.
He is Chief Researcher of World-Information.Org a project of Public Netbase / Institut fuer Neue Kulturtechnologien, Lecturer in Peace Studies at the MA Program in Peace Studies at the University of Innsbruck, Universitat Jaume I (Spanien) und Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Mexcio, Mexiko, a Faculty member of the UN University for Peace; MA Program in Media, Conflict and Peace Studies, Lecturer in political science at the Department of Political Science, University of Vienna, and Lecturer in philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck.