1.9.14

Stadt als Klangtext - Urban Sound Projects


Stadt als Klangtext - Urban Sound Projects
Exhibition series: #2 of 5

Mario Asef, "Yopito Concert"
Gilles Aubry, "Notes via a Soundscape of Bollywood"

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Screening & discussion with Bettina Wackernagel and the artists
19:00 opening / 19:30 (sharp) screening/diffusion of the works and discussion

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
www.errantbodies.org/stadtklangtext.html

The exhibition is on view from September 3th - 7th, 16:00 - 20:00h

The exhibition and discussion series Stadt als Klangtext introduces ten artistic positions by sound artists working with urban space. The series aims to consider how auditory experience and sonic work may operate to create a sense of civic engagement, spaces of mutuality, and forms of interruption onto the urban scene. Each exhibition consists of two artists presenting one work, and integrates a discussion evening led by an invited academic and open to the public.

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Mario Asef, "Yopito Concert"
On January 20, 2005 Yomango and Mario Asef organized, composed, and directed a shopping mall alarm concert at the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden shopping mall in Berlin.
For this event 25 Yopito players were invited to sound the alarms of various stores by passing through their security detection systems with magnetic anti-theft strips. The alarms were set off according to a pre-arranged composition.

Gilles Aubry, "Notes via a Soundscape of Bollywood"
During two months in 2013 Aubry has recorded people at work in the film industry in Madha, a Mumbai neighborhood known as the “B-side” of Bollywood. His recordings attest of the materiality of the film-production process, revealing voices, musics, spaces, technology and special FX combined with sounds from the Madha neighborhood and its population. While Hindi movies often mirror the tensions resulting from the effects of globalization on traditional societies, the Bollywood dream-factory itself appears in this documentation as a precarious environment. The author’s own presence as an observer questioning a (non-Western) “developing” society is reflected through references to Pier-Paolo Pasolini's 1969 film-essay “Notes towards a film about India”.

Stadt als Klangtext has received support from the Bezirksamt Pankow Cultural Fund.
Organised by Georg Klein, Antje Vowinckel, Mario Asef, Brandon LaBelle.

28.8.14

Ernesto Estrella

Ernesto Estrella
The Insider. Episode I: “Dance of the Unreadable”

Saturday, August 30th, 7:30pm open doors, show starts at 8pm (sharp)
*Materials related to the creation of The Insider series will be displayed in the gallery.

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
www.errantbodies.org

The Insider (a voice series)
Enter the mind of a retired customs officer who is being haunted by the memories of those that were passing by in front of him while he was on duty. A trip that will take you from the vault of popular cultures, to the disintegration of languages, and into the precious details of personal stories. Inner borders are dissolved, and fragility becomes our new precision. Sensitive and voracious, “The Insider” intervenes into the cultural DNA of our times and presents us with a nomadic identity faithful to the multiple pulse of our daily human being.

Ernesto Estrella is poet, musician, and educator born in Granada who has lived in New York since 2000. Between 2007 and 2011 he was a professor of Contemporary Poetry at Yale University, and since 2012 he has turned to Berlin as a second base for his artistic and academic projects. As a musician, he concentrates on the voice’s potential to explore the poetic process through sound. In this vein, he has created a wide array of pieces for performances that have been presented at international festivals in Argentina, Uruguay, Austria, Germany, Croatia, Russia, Finland, Latvia and the U.S. He is part of the international quartet Berlin Sound Poets Quoi Tête, and has also been teaching seminars on “Ethics, Politics, and Performativity of the Poem” at Potsdam University.

http://www.grownewears.com/

9.8.14

Stadt als Klangtext - Urban Sound Projects



Stadt als Klangtext - Urban Sound Projects
Exhibition series: #1 of 5

Antje Vowinckel, "Folgen Sie mir pausenlos"
Brandon LaBelle, "Rehearsal for a People's Microphone"

Opening: Wednesday, August 6th, 19:00h
Talk / Discussion: Thursday, August 7th, 19:00h with Marcus Gammel and the artists
Exhibition Hours: August 7th - 10th, 16:00 - 20:00h

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
www.errantbodies.org/stadtklangtext.html

The exhibition and discussion series Stadt als Klangtext introduces ten artistic positions by sound artists working with urban space. The series aims to consider how auditory experience and sonic work may operate to create a sense of civic engagement, spaces of mutuality, and forms of interruption onto the urban scene. Each exhibition consists of two artists presenting one work, and integrates a discussion evening led by an invited academic and open to the public.

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Antje Vowinckel, "Folgen Sie mir pausenlos" -
Ein Speakview mit automatischen Sprechern
Neun Personen gehen über den ehemaligen Berliner Flughafen Tempelhof, mit Headset-Mikros und Audioguides ausgestattet. Dabei sprechen sie ohne Unterbrechung. Sie gehen über Lan­depisten, Wiesen und schließlich in den Hangar 6. Sprechend "filmen" sie ihren Weg ab, zerle­gen ihn in einzelne Bilder. Verschiedene Perspektiven überlagern sich, es entsteht eine Art akustisches Schielen. Der Raum wird neu konstruiert und aus der realen Landschaft wird eine Sprechlandschaft. Produktion: DeutschlandRadio 2012.

Antje Vowinckel ist eine mehrfach ausgezeichnete Radiokünstlerin, Klangkünstlerin, Regisseurin und Performerin in Berlin. Schwerpunkte ihrer Arbeit sind die musikalischen Aspekte von Sprache z.B. in Kompositionen mit Sprachimprovisationen und Dialekten sowie musikalische Performances mit Bildern und Objekten. Studium Literatur und Musik. (Querflöte/Klavier). Anschließend Promotion (“Collagen im Hörspiel. Die Entwicklung einer radiophonen Kunst”) und Rundfunkvolontariat. Ein Jahr Dramaturgin beim SWR. Ab 1994 eigene Hörspiele, Radio-Features, Klangkompositionen und literarische Regie für SWR, BR, WDR, DRadio, NDR, HR. Ihr Stück “Call me Yesterday” wurde in 16 Ländern gesendet und vorgestellt.

Artist and writer Brandon LaBelle presents "Rehearsal for a People's Microphone," a work originally developed as a public intervention in the city of Sherbrooke, Quebec, in 2013. Consisting of a sound system installed in the back of a 1950s pick up truck, the work circulated through the city of Sherbrooke for a two-week period. The project is based on ideas of civic culture and the crowd, specifically appropriating the device of a people's microphone to stage a form of public speech – a rehearsal for a future manifestation. For the presentation at Errant Bodies, LaBelle installs the original audio work, alongside documents and artifacts related to the search for public life.

Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer working with sound culture, voice, and questions of agency. He develops and presents artistic projects and performances within a range of international contexts, often working collaboratively and in public. Recent projects include "Civic Center", La Casa Encendida, Madrid, "Sixth Housing Estate", South London Gallery, London, and "Hobo College", Marrakech Biennial parallel project. He is the author of Diary of an Imaginary Egyptian (2012), Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life (2010) and Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art (2006). He is the editor of Errant Bodies Press and Professor at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway.

Stadt als Klangtext has received support from the Bezirksamt Pankow Cultural Fund.

12.7.14

Michael Vorfeld / Boris & Yumiko Hegenbart


TWO SCREENINGS OF:

VORFELD’S SLIDE SHOW (UA)
FOR 11 SLIDE PROJECTORS AND 489 SLIDES

MICHAEL VORFELD: VISUALS AND SOUNDS

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ILLUSTRATION & CLOUDS (UA)

YUMIKO HEGENBART-MATSUI: SLOW ANIMATION
BORIS HEGENBART: CLOUD BLOCKS

Saturday, July 19, 2014

First Screening of both pieces at 21:30h
(the first screening will start promptly at 21:30)

Second Screening of both pieces at 22:30h
(the second screening will start promptly at 22:30)

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstr. 97
10435 Berlin
http://errantbodies.org/


http://www.vorfeld.org
http://www.hegenbart-matsui.com
http://www.soundblocks.de

7.7.14

Acousmatic Lecture - Federico Geller


Federico Geller
The Living Matter of History

the first Acousmatic Lecture

Thursday, July 10th from 10 - 11pm

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
www.errantbodies.org

We are the living matter of history, traveling trough different scales of reality. Our materiality, our own bodies, far away from the dominant cybernetic representations of macromolecular machines, from the genetic programming of psychological and social levels, are open to new possibilities, with multiple spaces for chaos and the creation of order. We will take a look at the role of chance in our ontogeny, which makes that for the same initial situation more than one phenotipic output is possible: that is developmental noise, a dimension of phenomena that helps us to understand that the differences between organisms can not only be explained only in terms of genetic and environmental variations. Being conscious of the multiple interactions between macro and micro levels, our subjectivities may change and help us to think, move, and experience our bodies differently, to create a more hopeful relationship with nature.

Federico Geller studied and taught Biologic Sciences at the University of Buenos Aires. He is a member of “Abriendo Caminos/La comunitaria TV”, a collective which endeavours to create communication tools (video, interventions, graphic material) for grass-roots political work and cojuncture situations. He also works in “Jeta Ka’i”, a team that aims to popularise biological knowledge and to discuss its technological applications and social consequences. Some of his designs and drawings have been shown in ExArgentina/La Normalidad (Berlin-Köln, Buenos Aires 2003-2006), The Future of Reciprocal Readymade (New York 2005), Kollektive Kreativität (Kassel 2005), Pay Attention to Ham (Köln 2008), Que Viva la Diversidad (Santa Fe, 2010),Truth Is Concrete/Steirischer Herbst (Graz 2012). Geller lives in Buenos Aires and Berlin.

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The Acousmatic Lectures are a series of discursive auditory experiences based on the Pythagorean acousmatic model, a mode of presentation in which the orator is hidden from the public. Acousmatic presentation encourages both orator and listeners to focus exclusively on the spoken word, its temperament, tone, and stimulus, without the visual aid of supplementary images or the body language of the speaker. For this series of lectures, all visual clues provided by the speaker’s facial and bodily expressions, which are capable of influencing the reception of the information presented, are to remain hidden. Nonetheless, the physical presence of the speaker will still be made evident through the speaker’s voice, all acoustical aspects, and their dissemination into the space surrounding him/her. In so doing, the dialectical confrontation between abstract and sensorial information is underscored. Acousmatic Lectures, currently in development, is a program that invites professionals working within an artistic discipline or method to give an acousmatic account of their central topic of research.

Concept and organisation by Mario Asef for Errant Bodies Group, Berlin.

30.6.14

Tiago Cutileiro



Tiago Cutileiro
"Time Flies"
a presentation on non-narrative music, language, and time

Monday, July 7th - 7pm

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
www.errantbodies.org

with:
Biliana Voutchkova - violin
Johnny Chang - viola
Catherine Lamb - viola
Marta Navarro - cello

Tiago Cutileiro concluded recently his PhD in Music and Musicology on the concept of Opera and Non-Narrative Music. Using different means like sung voice, spoken voice, and video projected text, his research tries to find points of connection between a music that thoroughly avoids a paradigm of quasi-linguistic articulation, on one side, and the paradoxical use of text within that same music, on the other. His work includes instrumental music (chamber and orchestral; with or without electronics), electronic music, sound installations, and music for theatre and film ( http://thegiveups.wordpress.com/ ).

26.6.14

Korhan Erel and Antje Vowinckel - Turkish Thresholds


Dear friends and colleagues,

on Sunday June, 29th, 17.00 Korhan Erel and Antje Vowinckel present a sound art program at

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstr. 97
10435 Berlin
www.errantbodies.org

1 - Novel in glass. Turkish sound vitrines based on motifs by Orhan Pamuk. By Antje Vowinckel, Produktion HR/SWR 2014, 54 minutes
2 - The Threshold. Film by Fabian Astore (Sound design Korhan Erel), (Joint winner of the Blake Prize 2012), 7 minutes
3 - Improvisation Korhan Erel, computer and controllers, Antje Vowinckel, organ and objects, 15 minutes

Parallel to his novel "The Museum of Innocence" Orhan Pamuk had built a museum of the same title in Istanbul, assembling objects that play a role in the novel. In more than 80 vitrines the objects correspond in a new way and convey the zeitgeist of the western orientated upper class in Istanbul's 70s. Commissioned by HR and SWR, Antje Vowinckel transformed the idea of the museum into acoustic images, using glass
resonances as an acoustic metaphor for the vitrines.

The Threshold
Sitting at the threshold, the presence of childhood innocence renders complex boundaries to a moment of spiritual elevation. A video recorded serendipitously in Istanbul, Turkey in January 2012.

www.korhanerel.com
www.antjevowinckel.de