Voice Cooling Tests: Alice Kern

8 December 2017 - 27 January 2018

At the Alice Kern's exhibition, one can rather observe the insufficiency of the visible


Alexandra Shestakova, curator

The exhibition “Voice Cooling Tests” is a personal project of Alisa Kern, winner of the VI Young Artists Contest “New Projects for the ANNA NOVA Gallery”.


"Voice Cooling Tests" is an artistic research project. At the exhibition visitors will get an insight into the results of the research of voice functioning in different situations. Several devices will be presented – the Exerciser-activator, the Voicecooler, the Deformating-box. They will be extracting the voice from the body and cool it. 


At the exhibition, one will be able to witness cooling of several sound types, like directions, singing, crowd buzzing, and see voice burns on safety panels, which are supposed to demonstrate the power of the heated voice. The exhibition space will be transformed according to needs of viewer’s attention-control. In turn, the sound at the exhibition is going to act as an independent subtance, constructing imaginary spaces. Moreover, the visitors will be offered take-away instructions on how to make their own devices for voice cooling.


Curator: Alexandra Shestakova


The "Voice Cooling Tests" project was recognized as the most revolutionary in the opinion of the contest jury, which included Dmitry Ozerkov, head of the Hermitage's contemporary art department, Valentin Dyakonov, curator of the Garage Museum, Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Documenta13 art director and curator of the 14th Istanbul Biennale, and others.