Review: the voice becomes a field of study

Laetitia Kozlova

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“Master of Voice” is a temporary program of Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam) that united artists of different backgrounds who shared voice-based practices. Often considered as a medium in art history, the (non)human voice has been identified as a discipline in its own right. The book Master of Voice (Smits, 2020) presents the artworks and reflections arisen during a two-year-long period of research based on collective learning and experimentation. The human voice is mainly approached through gender and technology, gushing from a multiplicity of bodies, freed from Western social norms. Editor Lisette Smits shares a vivid reflection about the role of contemporary artists and the range of their voices in our post-industrial society. The book emphasizes the agency of the voice and accordingly, its potential as a political and social tool.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-205
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Science and Technology of the Arts
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2021


  • Art
  • Gender
  • Sound
  • Speech
  • Technology
  • Voice


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