Her Noise Archive

Her Noise Archive

Online Archive Curation by Holly Ingleton

SGFA events led by Angus Carlyle, Cathy Lane and Holly Ingleton

MA Sound Arts student projects led by Salomé Voegelin and Thomas Gardner

Physical archive: UAL Archives and Special Collections Centre

Online archive: https://hernoise.org

Her Noise Archive is a resource of collected materials investigating music and sound histories in relation to gender, bringing together a wide network of women artists who use sound as a medium. The archive originated in the research and materials collected by curators Lina Džuverović and Anne Hilde Neset for the exhibition Her Noise at the South London Gallery in 2005. The Exhibition's curators conducted dozens of interviews with artists and compiled sound recordings and printed materials which grew to form the Her Noise Archive.

The physical archive, initially donated to CRiSAP in 2010, is now permanently housed at University of the Arts London, Archives and Special Collections at London College of Communication (LCC). It includes over 60 videos, 300 audio recordings, 40 books and catalogues and 250 fanzines as well as administrative records. A catalogue of the archive is available onsite, where it can be visited by appointment.

The digital material from the archive is made more widely available and extended with other digital materials in an online archive, hernoise.org. This online archive operates as a ‘living archive’ and the content is regularly activated through student projects, research projects & events, contributions from invited guest curators and artworks from LCC MA Sound Arts students, who have, since 2011, made work in response to the archive. Researcher Holly Ingleton is actively engaged in curating the online archive, and the Her Noise project as a whole is being developed in collaboration with Electra.

Research & Events Include:


  • SGFA Zine Celebrating a growing network of people working within, through and beyond the fields of sound, feminism and gender who have contributed to the SGFA events of 2012 and 2014.


  • Sound :: Gender :: Feminism :: Activism, 2014 This two-day symposium incorporated presentations, performances and screenings from academics, musicians, artists and performers selected through a peer-review process exploring the question What, in the historical present, might constitute an activist life in sound? ... read more.



  • Sound :: Gender :: Feminism :: Activism, 2012 A postgraduate event that focused on the role of gender in sound-based arts and experimental musics, following on from the Her Noise: Feminisms and the Sonic symposium at Tate Modern in May 2012. 





Image from the Her Noise Archive

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