The Audio Foundation is very proud to announce a one-off Auckland event for Chicago-based theorist, author, educator and artist, Seth Kim-Cohen.

Seth Kim-Cohen is a key figure to the contours of discourse around sound in contemporary art and culture. Turning away from materialist proclamations, Kim-Cohen’s celebrated writing responded to the largely experiential understanding of sound in art common at the time, unpacking the semiotic potential of sound while linking figures disparate as John Cage and Muddy Waters. Amid the boom of theoretical texts reevaluating sound’s standing in contemporary culture, Kim-Cohen's historical rigour and post-phenomenological focus opened new pathways for understanding and critique.

With the energy of his past work, Kim-Cohen's new 'investigative performance', Bargeld ist die neue Liebe | Cash is the New Love, comprises video, music and slapstick comedy, taking the audience on a joy ride through the physical and financial violence of late-stage capitalism, careening like a tech stock IPO from krautrock, to investment banking, to Marxist terror.

Bargeld ist die neue Liebe | Cash is the New Love will be presented at and in association with Artspace Aotearoa, with support from Liquid Architecture.

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  • Koha.


  • Wed 14 Aug


  • 7:00 pm


  • Level 1, 300 Karangahape Road
  • Newton
  • Auckland