Errant Bodies project space is dedicated to experimental work in sound, performance, 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. It is organized and developed through its working group comprised of Berlin-based sound artists and researchers.


Tomomi Adachi / Alessandra Eramo

Tomomi Adachi / Alessandra Eramo

Ausstellung gefundener oder gestohlener Zeichnungen und Performance /
Exhibition of found or stolen drawings and performance

Thursday, March 12th, 2015
door opens at – Türen öffnen ab 19:00

20:00 Penna Writing Test
Performance Tomomi Adachi / Alessandra Eramo

21:00 The Voice of Knowledge
Panel discussion – Podiumsdiskusion (all participants – alle Teilnehmer)

Exhibition – Ausstellung / March 8th, – March 14th, 2015
14:00 – 18:00 daily – täglich

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

Zwischen 2013 und 2014 sammelten die beiden Künstler eine Unmenge von Testzettel für Stifte in Schreibwarenhandlungen auf der ganzen Welt, fasziniert von der Vielfalt an gezeichneten Linien und geschriebenen Wörtern, welchen Klang und Bewegung inne zu wohnen scheint. Es sind „objet trouvés“ oder „objet volés“ welche als Grafische Partitur und Visuelle Poesie rekontextualisiert werden. Diese Blätter repräsentieren anonyme Spuren unbewussten/bewussten Schreibens. Sie werden in erster Linie dafür genutzt um Stifte zu testen, doch die unterschiedlichen Abbildungen darauf können öffentliche/private Mitteilungen enthalten, manche Fälle zeigen auch einen tiefe emotionalen Ausdruck. Diese Abbildungen sind oftmals Annäherungen an Buchstaben, „Prä-Buchstaben“. Sie können auch gelesen werden als Zeichen, welche sich auf einen linguistischen und kulturellen Hintergrund beziehen. In jedem Land können charakteristische Aspekte gefunden werden, welche die gesellschaftlich konstruierte Körperlichkeit des Schreibens widerspiegelt.

Tomomi Adachi und Alessandra Eramo zeigen eine Installation von mehreren hundert Blättern und interpretieren eine Auswahl davon in einer poetisch-vokalen Performance.

Between 2013 and 2014 the artists have collected a huge amount of pen test writing paper sheets in stationary shops all around the world, fascinated by the variety of drawn lines and written words, as if they would contain sound and movement. They are objets trouvés or objets volés that are recontextualized as graphic score and visual poetry. These paper sheets represent anonymous traces of unconscious/conscious writing. Their use is just for testing pens and most of the time people don’t intend to express anything at all. But the diverse figures express sometimes public/private statements and in some cases they even reveal deep emotions. They are approximations of letters, like “pre-letter”, furthermore they can be read as signs that refer to a linguistic and cultural background. There can be found some characteristic aspects in each country which reflect the socially constructed physicality of writing.

Tomomi Adachi and Alessandra Eramo show an installation of several hundreds of paper sheets and they create a musical and poetical vocal performance interpreting a selection of drawings.


van der Putten / Galarreta

van der Putten / Galarreta
Invisible Architecture

Wednesday, March 4th - 20:00h

Between 1 and 5 March Christian Galarreta and Janneke van der Putten come to Berlin in a collaboration between the platforms Errant Bodies and Ausland. In Errant Bodies they will work in continuation of their project 'Invisible Architecture' and explore the acoustics of the project space, to see its possibilities for a performance. Previously they explored the acoustic architecture of a tower through its surrounding sounds, subtle acoustic phenomena and the human voice. Resonances and reverberations were emphasized and prolonged through vocal interaction with sound space and unconventional microphone techniques. The compositions have been published in a LP with silkscreened cover (edition of 300) by label Aloardi in July 2014.

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

In collaboration with Ausland /
Ausland concert with the artists
Thursday 5 March - 21:00h

Chrs Galarreta (Peru). Very active in the South American experimental scene since 1995. The sublime and the uncertainty are present in his actions. He is mostly interested in the exploration of life and its acoustics to create immersive live experiences, experimental songs and des-compositions, hacking the human perception of space-time as a form of civil disobedience and social auto-reorganization. Galarreta comes from an autodidact formation. In 2013 he developed his independent projects at the Institute of Sonology in The Hague. Today he lives between Peru, France and The Netherlands. His work has taken him to make concerts, installations, performances, lectures and workshops in Latin America and Europe such as Academy of Fine Arts, (Vienna, 2013 & 2014), Plateforme Intermédia / La Fabrique (Nantes, 2011) and Aural – Sound Art Festival (México D.F., 2009). Galarreta is founder and member of the independent label and association Aloardi (since 1998) and of bands like Sajjra (current solo experimental-song project), DiosMeHaViolado, Evamuss (as soloist), Azucena Kantrix (with Wilder Gonzales), Tica (with Fabiola Vasquez) in Peru, Miasma (with Sergio Sanchez T.) in Mexico, 50 Otages (with Mathieu Finisterre, Bernard Bruit and Julien Ottavi) in France among others. He collaborated with artists, labels and collectives around the world such as Gabriel Castillo, Zbigniew Karkowski, Jorge Castro (Cornucopia), Leo Sabatto (Armenia), Janneke van der Putten, Pablo Reche, Anton Mobin, David Kraapoola, Dave Phillips, Jorge Haro, Sub Rosa, Microbio Records, APO33, Platoniq, Sonic Art Networks, Manuel Rocha Iturbide, Tsonami, Sebastian Ortiz and Ignacio Rus.

Janneke van der Putten presented her site-specific installations, voice-based performances, sound pieces, participatory events and workshops at among others: ‘Recreation Ground', W139, Amsterdam (2013), ‘Urban Modes of Listening’, Tuned City, Qo2, Brussels (2013), 'Handmade Homegrown 8', Theater Dakota, The Hague, NL (2013); 'Three Artists Walk Into A Bar...', de Appel, Amsterdam (2012) and 'NMElindo Radio', São Paulo Art Biennial, São Paulo, BR (2012). Upcoming is a solo exhibition of her work in TENT, Rotterdam (summer 2015). Recently her collaboration with composer / musician Christian Galarreta was presented at among others 'Inner Space', Extrapool, Nijmegen, NL (2014), Tsonami Festival, Valparaiso, CHI (2014) and Asimtria Festival, Arequipa, PE (2015). Between November 2014 and February 2015 van der Putten took part of the residency programs of Collective Aloardi and Cultural Association Tupac, based in Lima, Peru. In the winter of 2013-2014 van der Putten was artist in residence at the Castle, Centre International d'Art et du Paysage at the Île de Vassivière in France, where she continued her work and daily practice 'All Begins With A: inspired by the SUNRISE'. Janneke's researches have been supported by the Mondriaan Fund. Previously van der Putten worked with different people, from a hunter to a sonic marine engineer, as well as with choirs and colleagues, a.o. with Gabriëlle Barros Martins and Rory Pilgrim. In 2013 Janneke did the vocals of Siavash Akhlaghi's electroacoustic work for Wave Field Synthesis, which premiered at the Institute of Sonology. 

She holds a Master of Music from the Master Artistic Research at the Royal Conservatory & Royal Art Academy, The Hague (2013), a Bachelor degree with Honors from the Textile department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (2009), studied at the San Francisco Art Institute in 2008 and learned from the Indian classical Dhrupad singing by Amelia Cuni and Marianne Svasek since 2009. Janneke van der Putten is born in Amsterdam and currently lives in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


Rishin Singh - in residence

Rishin Singh in residence at Errant Bodies

Over the last four months Rishin Singh has attempted to read all the printed material published by Errant Bodies Press. The following series of performances and installations address the questions: What do words about sound sound like? and Is it possible to build an environment out of words about the built environment?

mimesis and passim (with Xavier Lopez)
Two multimedia performances focussing on text, and emphasising the creative aspect of reading.

26/2 & 27/2
a twitcher's guide to prenzlauer berg (with Anna Bernhardt) and errata (from the words in trees series)
A zine and an installation which uses language as a navigational device.

eros thanatos
An installation.
Imaginary architecture//temporary space created by the possibility of sound//wear warm clothing.

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin


Rishin Singh (born 1985, Kuala Lumpur) uses the trombone, text, scores, video and performance to make music that is simultaneously plain and sensual. Some collaborators include Clare Cooper (Sydney), Ur 1st Luv (Sydney), Goh Lee Kwang (Kuala Lumpur), Martijn Tellinga (Beijing), Jason Kahn (Zürich), and in Berlin - Konzert Minimal, Johnny Chang, Catherine Lamb, Bryan Eubanks, Héctor Rey. He lives in Berlin.


The Collective Tongue

The Collective Tongue
isik . knutsdotter

Performance & Presentation: Saturday, February 14h - 19:00h

A travelling collection exploring the idea that our surroundings both internally and externally are sculpted through oral (the mouth) and aural (the ear) muscles. This concept is used to consider place, collectivity and materiality with the potential to produce a new language of informal architecture.

The project is developed at Errant Bodies through a series of public dreaming sessions. These sessions use sound and objects, working with the idea that sound and material have the ability to transcend the present, allowing the conscious and unconscious minds to merge. These public dreaming sessions will sculpt a social imaginary (The Collective Tongue) and be used to produce the final performance and presentation event.

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

isik . knutsdotter / Louise Sayarer and Eva Vikstrom
Their work together reflects upon the role of participation in dialogues about social architecture and urban change constructing new forms of interdisciplinary working, whilst providing a practical social context for research. Together embarking on ideas and experiments regarding the notion of public, language and wider uses of creativity. These subjects have been explored in public spaces and with a series of responses using video, performance, installation, drawing, sculpture and sound.

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The Voice Observatory

The Voice Observatory
(inaugural event)

Performance by Christian Kesten
mother tongue Aperitivo by Ursula Heinzelmann and Pepe Dayaw
Discussion with participants & project creators

Friday, February 6th - 19:00

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

Errant Bodies Ortungen
As a vocalist Christian Kesten has developed a repertoire of extended vocal techniques, focusing on noise and subtle nuances of timbres, working with the voice in a rather instrumental way.
______ ortungen is a fixed piece which gets its actual adaptation and its actual title according to the place of performance: errant bodies project space ortungen.

mother tongue
Ursula Heinzelmann and Pepe Dayaw tandem to create a performance/conversation on the relation of palate and the construction of language. This subtle degustation previews what could happen when taste intervenes in the lives of our voices.

The Voice Observatory / a new program of activities on the topic of voice, organized by Mario Asef, Ernesto Estrella, and Brandon LaBelle


Errant Bodies - sound art space / focusing on experimental work and research on sound through exhibition, performance, fieldwork, and text. The project space is organized by a working group consisting of Berlin-based artists, academics, curators, and writers. For more information contact: / Errant Bodies - sound art space / is generously supported by the Pankow Bezirksamt and INM Berlin.


The Inner Acoustic

The Inner Acoustic

Ricarda Denzer
Brandon LaBelle
Ines Lechleitner
Annette Stahmer
Imogen Stidworthy

Opening: January 24th - 19:00
Exhibition: January 25th - February 1st, 2015 (14:00 - 18:00 daily)

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

Acoustics is mostly understood in terms of architectural spaces and materiality external to the body. Yet what of the resonances and echoes that transverse the inner rooms of the body? The inner voices and sounding memories that impart so much influence onto our perceptions and understandings? If acoustics assists in orienting ourselves spatially, the inner soundings are equally complex events by which we navigate the world.

Bringing together international artists focused on the inner voice, vocal resonance, and the poetics of the sounded, the exhibition gives important attention to the voice as an audible threshold between inner and outer.

The exhibition is presented as part of Transmediale and CTM Vorspiel program 2015.


Erik Smith at Errant Bodies

AABBCCDV (redux Berlin)

Exhibition by Erik Smith

Opening: Thursday, December 18, 2014 - 7 pm
Exhibition dates: Friday, December 19, 2014 - Wednesday, January 7, 2015, by appointment
Special presentation by invited guest Jeremiah Day on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 8 pm

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstr. 97
10435 Berlin

AABBCCDV (redux Berlin) reprises a project created and first presented in Miami, FL (US) in 2012. Serving as the point of departure for the work was the then imminent demolition of a building that was home to several Miami arts organizations, among them DimensionsVariable (DV), an artist-run exhibition venue. DV had used the building for a number of years both for exhibitions and as an artist studio, but were ultimately forced to vacate the premises in 2012 to make way for new development. The demolition of the structure can be read as a marker for urban transformations in general, a process that is as much about speculative growth and renewal as it is one of negation and fragmentation. Such forces are also presently at work remaking Berlin, where rampant commercial and private development is quickly supplanting the city’s identity as an inexpensive haven for artist-run exhibition spaces and their practices, begging the question: What next?

Erik Smith is an American artist who has lived and worked in Berlin since 2003. In recent years, his work has revolved around a firsthand investigation of the built environment, involving the exploration, documentation and salvaging of various urban sites, and taking the form of installations, provisional excavations, or other modes of intervention. Exhibitions include Skulpturenpark_Berlin_Zentrum, DimensionsVariable, Miami (US), SculptureCenter, NYC, de Appel Center for Contemporary Art, Amsterdam (NL), Arsenal, Lausanne (CH).