Katharina Stadler is a Vienna born conceptual artist and writer. She studied Music, Theater and Cultural Communication studies at Humboldt University in Berlin, graduating with a thesis on the interconnection and opposition of voice and silence as worship in Augustine’s writings.
In 2010 Katharina moved to Tbilisi, Georgia, where she has been running the Informal Master Programs at the Center of Contemporary Art from 2011 to 2013. In 2014 she founded ‘Concept and Theory – Tbilisi’ as a platform for local and international artists, philosophers and theorists interested in and working in the fields of conceptual art and critical theory. In 2019 she started a PhD at The University of Arts in Linz, Austria with her project ‘Terror Sine Verbis. on sound and ideology’, which has now brought her to Barcelona. There she is currently affiliated with the Department of Philosophy at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Fase [Espacio de creación y pensamiento en L'Hospitalet de Llobregat].
from Noise à Noise 23: Noise vs. Silence (Vol III-IV),
released March 20, 2023
What happens to a voice when it has forever been silenced?
Does it only live on for as long as it resonates in the minds of those who hold onto its memory?
A voice in many. Many in multitude.
Each voice carries those others, across time, across space.
NEVER, never to be truly silenced.