• Mr Joel Stern

Joel Stern is a cura­tor, researcher, and sound artist, con­cerned with the­o­ries and prac­tices of sound and lis­ten­ing. With Danni Zuvela, he is the Artis­tic Direc­tor of Liquid Archi­tec­ture, an Aus­tralian organ­i­sa­tion that stages encoun­ters and cre­ates spaces for sonic expe­ri­ence and crit­i­cal reflec­tion on sys­tems of sonic affect, at the inter­sec­tion of con­tem­po­rary art and exper­i­men­tal music. Stern’s other initiatives include Oth­er­Film, an artist col­lec­tive driven by a cen­tral curios­ity about the limits of the moving image, and the exper­i­men­tal res­i­dency program Instru­ment Builders Project. which he instigated with Kristi Monfries in 2013. Through these initiatives and under the aegis of other institutions, Joel has been responsible for festivals, publications, exhibitions, screenings and concerts in Australia and internationally since the early 2000’s

Joel is co-curator, with Dr. James Parker, of Eavesdropping, a col­lab­o­ra­tion taking place throughout 2018 between Liquid Archi­tec­ture, Mel­bourne Law School and the Ian Potter Museum of Art, com­pris­ing an exhi­bi­tion, a public pro­gram, series of work­ing groups and tour­ing event which explores the pol­i­tics of lis­ten­ing through work by lead­ing artists, researchers, writ­ers and activists from Aus­tralia and around the world.

Stern is a PhD can­di­date in Cura­to­r­ial Prac­tice at Monash Art, Design and Archi­tec­ture, where he teaches Sound (in the Space of Art).