ROAR Talk #14 Terre Thaemlitz and Laurence Rassel


Terre Thaemlitz is a musician, public speaker, and owner of the Comatonse Recordings record label. Her work critically combines themes of identity politics – including gender, sexuality, class, linguistics, ethnicity and race – with an ongoing critique of the socio-economics of commercial media production. This diversity of themes is matched by Thaemlitz’ wide range of production styles, which include electroacoustic computer music, club-oriented deep house, digital jazz, ambient, and computer-composed neo-expressionist piano solos. Graphic design, photography, illustration, text and video also play a part in Thaemlitz’ projects.

Laurence Rassel, currently director of the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, is curator, conference speaker and cultural director, who has contributed to various festivals, museums and international cultural centres, among which mention should be made of the Centre d’Art Santa Mònica in Barcelona, the Arteleku Centre in Donostia-San Sebastian, the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (MuHKA) in Antwerp and the Département de Nouveaux Médias at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. She has developed a line of investigative work centred around feminist artistic thought and practices as well as a critical effort on intellectual property in the area of the new technologies. This line of work can be seen reflected in the artistic programmes of Constant, the cultural organisation that Rassel has directed since 1998.


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