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Curriculum Vitae – CV

 

 

Nathalie Wuerth (1969) is a performance and sound artist based in Stockholm. She uses the voice as an artistic material to probe physical space and also the body as a bearer of social relations, affects and language. She works individually and in group, though collaborations and in collective processes. The work is often site- or situation-specific.

The last two years, the work has been focusing on the topic of the voice, home and work. I first conducted this research with a grant at Konstfack, College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm where I drew parallels between the apparatus of the voice and the aspiratonal movement of the vacuum cleaner, trying to impersonate the sound of the vacuum cleaner with my voice and with the help of technology. I was interested in the ways that the industry (mechanization and machination) had permeated the so called private and intimate sphere as a way of probing the way the sound tracks might have found their way to the internet in the form of soundtracks. There are uploads on the internet with hours of white noise from home appliances, vacuum cleaner, hair dryers and washing machines, used as soundtracks to calm down and relax.

I was interested in the development of the sound of the vacuum cleaner as a nuisance, the domestic noise from the drudgery work done in the home, to a calming of nearly affective value, similar to that of nursing and care, the lullaby.

 

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This work was further developed in collaboration with Konsthall C in Stockholm where the duo Jens Strandberg and Jenny Richards had a two year (2014-2016) exhibition program on the topic of Home works. Together with them, I developed a series of workshops where we used the voice as a material and medium to map work done in the home and translate it into a score, based on the participants own experience and interpretation of the sounds connected to their daily chores. The score was performed at Konsthall C and then at Tensta/Hjulsta Womens center, in the suburb of Stockholm, for the inauguration of new feminist initiative called K.Ö.K.

A choir was formed within this project called Clair the Ear and was set up as a traditional cleaning company offering its cleansing services to private domestic households.

 

 

EXHIBITIONS

( A selection )

 

2017       Mmm… Marabou. A performance with loop pedal. Spring Clean, Marabouparken, Stockholm, Swe

 

2016       Clair the Ear, Solo-exhibition, Performance with the choir Clair the Ear, soundinstallation. Konsthall C, Stockholm, Swe

 

2016       RUT¨s blues. A performance with bass guitar, Drömsafari, Hinsnoret, Dalarna, Swe

 

2016       My hair is blanking me now! A performance within the Stand up comedy show Give Me Hell, Berlin, Spektrum, Ge

 

2016       AspIre. A performance with loop pedal, Norrtälje Konsthall, Norrtälje, Swe

 

2015       Fly/ Life. A performance in collaboration with artist and writer Lise Haurum. Lydpluslitteratur Festival, Århus/Köpenhamn, Den

 

2015       Scream runs. A performance. Performance Art Bergen, Bergen, Nor

 

2015       Egeträet; Oak tree; Ekträdet. A sound piece in collaboration with artist and writer Lise Haurum. Ord i Tiden, Den

 

2015      Be ware, KU-presentation. A performance lecture. Konstfack, Stockholm, Swe

 

2014       Inferno. A performance in collaboration with artist and writer Ingrid Furre. Sten Hanson festivalen, Geiger, Göteborg, Swe

 

2014       Tolv toner i svart. A sound piece. Fylkingen, Stockholm, Swe

 

2013       Sound Set (the Sound of the Sun Setting into the Sea). A performance.

 

Art and   Literature festival nORD, in Saeby, Den

 

2013       The Solar Anus. A performance. the Banff Center, Banff, Can

 

2013       I am weightless. A soundpiece. Radio Vega/YLE, Fin

 

2012       Väderlekar. An animation with guest comedian Melody Farshin. Performing the Common, Husby Konsthall, Swe

 

2012       A Performance Art Guide to Ordinary Life. A collective fluxus-inspired performance.

 

PALS- performance festival, Fylkingen, Stockholm, Swe

 

2012       Sirens on the beat. A performance in collaboration with singer Angelika Kowaldt. Ve.Sch, Wien, Austria

 

2011       Private Company. A performance together with Maria Eriksdotter. Sugar Cube Gallery, Stokholm, Swe

 

2011       Äga Rum. A performance with eight singers/performers of the kulningtradition. City of Stockholm and Konstfack, Stockholm, Swe

 

2011       Double Volume. Installation. Vita Havet, Konstfack, Stockholm, Swe

 

2011       C’mon – International Womens Day. Performance. Östermalms tubestation, Swe

 

2010       C’mon. Performance. Mind the Gap, Stockholm, Swe

 

2010       Thy name is the International. Flyer.Techniques of Persuasion,

 

Konsthall C, Stockholm, Swe

 

2010       Thy name is the International. Text installation.

 

Pentecost, Sofia church, Stockholm, Swe

 

2010       I’m serious. Installation. Showkonstfack, Stockholm, Swe

 

2009       Let’s say somethings, Ma1, Galleri Konstfack, Stockholm, Swe

 

2009       Take a minute, ARS HÄME, Rihimäkii, Fin

 

 

 

Work related experience pertaining to the arts

 

2014-2015  KU-grant at Konstfack,  research project on the material and social conditions of the voice as object 2013  Internship at Konstnärscentrum Öst  Art Consultant and Art Administrator, commissioner of Public Art 2012  Production assistant  for the artist duo Szyber + Reich and the production of “Beggars Saturday” for Stoff (Stockholm Fringe Feast) 2011  Production assistant  for Mossutställningar for the project “Cooking Catastrophies” by artist Eva Meyer-Keller and Sybille Müller

 

Residencies

 

 

 

2017 Z/KU, Berlin, Germany 2015 AIR Berlin, Berlin, Germany 2014 Rotationsatelier, Zurich, Switzerland 2013 Artist Residency at Banff Center of the Arts, Canada 2012 Residency at Akvarellmuseet, Tjörn, Sweden 2011 Steirischer Herbst, Graz, Austria 2008 Shac Flats, Belfast, Northern Ireland

 

Education

 

2013  Continuing education: Pedagogic and didactic training for artist, Konstfack  2013  Continuing education: Art Consultant formation, Konstnärscentrum Väst  2010-2012  EMS, Introduction and Level 1+2 in Elektronic musical production, Sthm, Sverige  2009-2011  Konstfack , Art in the Public Realm, Masters program (2 years), Sthlm, Sverige  2006-2009  Glasgow School of Art, Sculpture and Environmental Art (3 years), Glasgow, Scotland  1998-2002  Uppsala University, BA in the Humanities with major in French and minor in Islamology

 

Other merits   2013/2014 Member of the Nominating Committee at Konstnärscentrum Öst 2013 Animator at Mutual Education course at ABF, called Rehersals: Synaesthetic Exercises 2012 Member of the art group c/o who organizes exhibitions, film screenings, talks at Hemliga Trädgården

 

Scholarships

 

2017   Iaspis International Cultural Exchange

 

2016   Stockholms stad kulturstöd

 

2016   Iaspis International Cultural Exchange

 

2015   Kulturkontakt Nord

 

2015   Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse

 

2014   KU-grant

 

2013   Kulturkontakt Nord

 

2012   Iaspis International Cultural Exchange

 

2011   Konstfack, Art dep

 

2008  Kjerséns Minnesfond