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.
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.
( 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
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
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
2017 Iaspis International Cultural Exchange
2016 Stockholms stad kulturstöd
2016 Iaspis International Cultural Exchange
2015 Kulturkontakt Nord
2015 Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse
2013 Kulturkontakt Nord
2012 Iaspis International Cultural Exchange
2011 Konstfack, Art dep
2008 Kjerséns Minnesfond