Kerstin Honeit. Voice Works / Voice Strikes

Ed. by Kerstin Honeit / Fiona McGovern
With contributions by Dela Dabulamanzi, Kerstin Honeit, Benjamin Liberatore, Yasmine Modestine, Marc Siegel

The voice labours constantly. It is particularly a worker when it is silent and on strike.

Against the background of Kerstin Honeit’s artistic practice, this publication examines the (film) voice from the aspect of labour. It discusses vocal connections to structural exclusions, as well as resistant and emancipatory gestures: the voice as a worker. From different perspectives and working practices, it illuminates forms of (translational) labour that are applied to the disembodied voice of cinema and its mediated extensions. In doing so, the contributors devote themselves to the hidden processes of a ‘voice normalisation’ as it is practised in commercial film dubbing in a racialising or classist manner. Equally, this publication is interested in the queering potential that is inherent in the disembodied voice too. The production processes involved in creating coherences between bodies and voices are made visible here; as fluid and in relation to structures and politics, therefore condense ways of seeing and hearing into ambiguous, multiple resonances.
Via an augmented reality app, excerpts of Kerstin Honeit’s video work become accessible on film.

Dela Dabulamanzi; We don’t have to wait for Hollywood anymore / Es ist hinfällig, auf Hollywood zu warten
Kerstin Honeit; The Voice as a Worker / Die Stimme als Arbeiter*in
Benjamin Liberatore; Strike and Instrument / Sich verweigernde Stimmen und anschlagende Streiks
Yasmine Modestine; Un (acoustique) délit de faciès / (Akustisches) Racial Profiling
Marc Siegel; Dubbing and the Dandy / Dubbing und der Dandy

Editor of the publishing house: Michaela Wünsch (b_books)
Translation: bellu&bellu (English) / Daniel Belasco Rogers (Deutsch)
Copy editing: Michaela Richter (Deutsch) / Emma Cattell (English)
Graphic design: Anna Voswinckel
Photos, images and printer’s copy: Carsten Eisfeld (Eberle & Eisfeld)
AR-App: Carla Streckwall & Alexander Govoni – Refrakt

Supported by the Berlin Department of Culture and Europe

ISBN 978-3-942214-40-7 112 pages, publishing b_books, distribution/ buying x@bbooksz.de
English/German, art/film, queer, decolonial/anti racist

Book Cover: Kerstin Honeit. Voice Works / Voice Strikes, ISBN: 978-3-942214-40-7