Johnny Herbert

Johnny Herbert
performance / presentation

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 - 7:30pm

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

I have most recently been working with ideas of audienceship in conjunction with notions of sympathetic resonance and empathetic feedback loops. At Errant Bodies, returning to some conceptions of public address systems, I will mix in ideas of sound absorption and diffusion, experimenting with polyrhythms of atmosphere and amplified talk in doing so.

Johnny works in Bergen, Norway having studied for free at the Bergen Academy for Art and Design. He previously studied music composition in England and Germany.


Konzert Minimal / Martijn Tellinga

Konzert Minimal
plays Martijn Tellinga

11th - 15th February, Tuesday to Saturday
16:00 - 21:00 Daily

_during, lasting...
exhibition piece_

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

5 consecutive days
5 hours: 16 - 21h
5 players enter the gallery space daily for one hour.
(unannounced. un_co-ordinated.)

audience: free.

Martijn Tellinga

Errant Bodies project space

Konzert Minimal:
Lucio Capece
Johnny Chang
Bryan Eubanks
Hannes Lingens
Koen Nutters


Hannes Lingens - Four Pieces for Quintet

Hannes Lingens - Four Pieces for Quintet
Download and Print release (insub.)

Saturday, February 8th, 7pm

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

Johnny Chang - viola
Hannes Lingens - accordion
Koen Nutters - double bass
Derek Shirley - double bass
Michael Thieke - clarinet

The Five Pieces for Quintet (four of which are represented on this release) are both a visual work and a suite of minimalistic compositions. Graphic systems to be interpreted as musical scores, with colors representing pitch regions. Five floating chords, static on first sight, but full of detailed inside movement. Exact tuning and rhythm are left to the decisions of the players, which guarantees each perfomance to be unique and results in a richness of microtonal phaenomena.

My pieces evoke the idea of a system. I like the thought that someone could find these images and, assuming a certain logic behind them, try to find out what they mean. This someone might come up with a completely different result from our realization of the scores. If music is about communication, then maybe these pieces are about language.

The release comes in the shape of a paperback-sized screenprinted jacket containing an A3 poster with prints of the scores and accompanying texts.






Boris Baltschun & Serge Baghdassarians
Georg Klein
Brandon LaBelle
Jeremy Woodruff

January 27th - February 2nd, 2014

Saturday, January 25th, 2014, 18.00

Gallery Hours:
January 27th - February 2nd, 2014
13.00 - 17.00

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

Silence can be appreciated as the pre-condition for a sounded event – an empty room, a blank page, an open horizon allowing for the sudden movements of sonic energy. Silence never goes away, instead it is a shadow that follows, a double that supports as well as haunts the body of sound. Following such themes, the exhibition brings together works that take us closer to silence, materializing its underheard presence and appropriating it through states of observation. Silence is captured, as the unconscious of sound – the unsound that surrounds and ghosts listening.

Unsound is part of Transmediale and CTM Vorspiel 2014.

Errant Bodies is a project space dedicated to experimental work in sound, including performance, fieldwork, voice and spatial practices. Through residencies, workshops, events and exhibitions, Errant Bodies emphasizes an engagement with process and dialogue, encouraging a dynamic and diverse approach to the sound arts. As a project space, it also intends to foster social and public activities, contributing to the creative scene in Berlin and its artistic communities. It is managed and developed through its working group: Gilles Aubry, Serge Baghdassarians, Ylva Bentancor, Anke Eckardt, Georg Klein, Brandon LaBelle, Max Schneider, Antje Vowinkel, Jeremy Woodruff.


Book launch - Heimo Lattner

We cordially invite you to the presentation of the book:

A Voice That Once Was in One’s Mouth
by Heimo Lattner

Sunday, December 15, 2013, between 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
With hot and cold drinks, and readings by:
Brandon LaBelle, Moritz von Rappard, Karolin Nedelmann, Penelope Wehrli, 
Daniel Belasco Rogers, Patrick Charles, Heimo Lattner a.o.

A Voice That Once Was in One’s Mouth
ISBN: 978-0-9827439-9-7
Errant Bodies Press: Critical Ear Vol. 6
Book with CD
174 pages, black and white
The book assembles six conversations recorded in Berlin between
Heimo Lattner and colleagues - Karolin Nedelmann, Moritz von Rappard,
Judith Raum, Brandon LaBelle and Jassem Hindi - focusing on the artist's
research and practice. The conversations form a base for exposing key issues
approached in Lattner's work, from Greek theater to city development,
processes of displacement and gentrification to the re-interpretation and
appropriation of cultural traditions, languages and ancient forms of communi-
cation. At the center of the conversations is the recurring theme of the voice, 
which Lattner's work queries as fundamental to issues concerning the formation 
of social and cultural identity. Lattner asks us to consider how the voice comes 
to carry contested meanings.
Heimo Lattner is an artist working with film, video, performance, audio-play,
room installation, installation and intervention in public space, drawing,
cartography and writing. Since the late 90s he has also worked in the collective 
e-Xplo with Erin McGonigle and Rene Gabri, developing interventions in 
public space. Lattner is a founding member and co-operator of the project- 
space General Public in Berlin. He is a guest lecturer at several universities 
in the fields of research-based art, public art and creative writing. He lives in Berlin.


Installation - Anke Eckardt

Presentation of a Prototype of
GROUND - Multisensory Installation from Anke Eckardt (2013)

Vernissage: Friday 29th November 2013 at 7pm
Opening hours: Saturday 30th / Sunday 1st of December 2013 from 4pm-8pm & Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th of December 2013 from 4pm-8pm

Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
The presentation takes place in cooperation with GENERAL PUBLIC IN EXILE

The GROUND is in motion. Thus it will move the visitors which stand on it. The motion of the ground can be felt via the equilibrium sense (sense of balance), can be seen and can be heard. The grinding, sanding, pushing, bouncing, vibrating, creaking of the mechanically moved material will produce a varity of tonal qualities with diverse roughness and awakes associations of earth quakes, tectonical plates in motion, but also of the diffuse experience of loosing the ground. In 1934 Husserl wrote about the ground as reference for the perception of space and the perception of self, ‘Now, when I “conceive” the earth as a moved body, I use a ground to which all experience of bodies, and hence all experience of continuing to be at rest and in motion, is related.’ (Husserl, 1934). Vilem Flusser as an emigrated jew wrote about a hovering self over the abysm in his auto-biography 'Bodenlos’ (‘Groundless’). In his book 'Vampyrotheutis Infernalis' Flusser analyses the floating 'otherness' of a huge octopus in the deep sea and draws a line to the psychology of human beings.

Concept/Realisation/Composition: Anke Eckardt
Construction: hertzer GmbH, Berlin
Thanks to: Marcus Schmickler
Co-funded by BA Pankow von Berlin - Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur, Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur and Einstein Foundation Berlin, realized with the support of the Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences.

reduced fragment, size: 10,5m2 vertically moved
42 elements of concrete
42 elements for vertically pushing impulses

Final Installation (January 2014):
size: 30m2, vertically and partly horizontally moved
84 elements of concrete
72 channels of vertically pushing impulses
6 rows of horizontal motion


Fashion Orchestra

Fashion Orchestra
Sunday November 24, 2013

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstraße 97
10435 Berlin

On Sunday, November 24, textile artist Lisa Simpson presents Fashion Orchestra – a musical sewing performance, in the project space Errant Bodies, on Kollwitzstraße 97, between 5 and 9 pm. During the afternoon, the public can bring their clothes for upcycling, giving new life to old garments. In the evening Lisa joins fellow musicians* and performers in a spontaneous exploration of textiles, music, rhythm and sound. The sewing machine becomes percussion instrument, and garments are constructed live, to the beat of the music. The collaborative performance stitches together improvised music and improvisational clothing.

*musical sewing performance with Fatty Acid Land and special guests Taiko Saito (vibraphone) and Tobias Schirmer (Bass Clarinet): 7pm