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.

15.4.15

Mikel R. Nieto - About, listening


Mikel R. Nieto - About, listening
(or 14 interviews with 14 sound artists)

Thursday, April 16th - Saturday, April 18th / 14:00 - 18:00h

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
www.errantbodies.org

In collaboration with FASE 2015.
www.fasefest.org

"About, listening" is a sound installation about listening. 14 speakers are distributed in an empty room as an Acousmonium. Each speaker reproduces different excerpts from 14 interviews made with 14 sound artists. The answers reflect diverse opinions when we speak about listening, sound, sound art or noise. This sound installation doesn’t try to create an answer, it’s not a choir, it’s just different voices talking about, listening.

Interviews with: Oren Ambarchi (Australia), Gilles Aubry (Switzerland), Xabier Erkizia (Spain), Christian Galarreta (Perú), Rubén García (Spain), John Gzrinich (Estonia), Carl Michael von Hausswolff (Sweden), Zbigniew Karkowski (Poland), Francisco López (Spain), Álex Medizabal (Spain), Israel Martínez (Mexico), Lee Patterson (England), Rodrigo Sigal (Mexico), Rafael Toral (Portugal).

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Born in Donostia, San Sebastián, Mikel studied art in San Sebastian, Madrid and Barcelona. For years has been immersed in the phonographic practice and theory that aims from it. He has taught workshops in different cultural centers and universities focused on sound art, field recordings, phonography, soundscape, improvisation and listening with different sound artist (Jean Luc-Guionnet, Slavek Kwi, Francisco López, Jana Winderen…). He is part of the team of sound map of the Basque Country, soinumapa.net, he co-coordinates Hots! Radio, and is a co-editor of the mediateletipos.net platform.

8.4.15

The Arts of the Voice


The Arts of the Voice
third installment of the Voice Observatory

April 11th, 19:00 - at: Exploratorium Berlin, Mehringdamm 55, 10961 Berlin
Atemwende performance & degustation
with Ernesto Estrella/Miako Klein/Antonis Anissegos and Ursula Heinzelmann/Pepe Dayaw

April 13th, 19:00 - at: Errant Bodies Project Space, Kollwitzstrasse 97, 10435 Berlin
Vermeintlich / Listen – don’t speak / The Sound of Global Prayers
installations, performance and talk by Mario Asef, Antje Vowinckel and Kathrin Wildner

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April 11th, 2015 - 19:00
Atemwende / Breathturn
a nomadic journey – performance Ernesto Estrella, Miako Klein, Antonis Anissegos
Atemwende degustation – Degustation
mother tongue Ursula Heinzelmann & Pepe Dayaw

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Exploratorium Berlin
Mehringdamm 55
10961 Berlin

Like Ishmael at the start of Moby Dick, we have felt the urge to take sail and get to the sea. But quite soon our reverie stumbled onto the contours of land: an obtrusive archipelago attracted us. And there commenced a nomadic journey through a rugged labyrinth of cultures that we encounter as we proceed. Breathturn brings Ernesto Estrella (voice, guitar), Miako Klein (recorder, violin) and Antonis Anissegos (piano) into an exploration that interweaves language, sound, sense, and cultural traditions. Breath drives this journey, but breathing is not enough. A change, an interruption in the rhythm of breath is needed. As we approach the shore, or enter a new house, or look into a void that confronts us, or attend the glance that received us, an Atemwende is needed. We wake up to the smell of oranges. And we are shattered. For that smell does not bring the memory of the orange. But of the unrehearsed emotional constellation of the fingers that pressed the peel, the stains, the talks around those segments, the impossibility of sharing them, the dryness of the land, or the sound of the tree bark as the back leans on it and feels the branches, now lighter from its stolen fruit. This is the procedure of our journey. Among these constellations of the present we have learned our breath.

Atemwende degustation – Degustation
Ursula Heinzelmann und Pepe Dayaw als Tandem erfühlen eine Performance, ertasten eine Unterhaltung zur Beziehung zwischen unserer Zunge und dem Entstehen unserer Sprache. Dieses subtile Erkosten nimmt Geschehnisse vorweg, die der Geschmack im Leben unserer stimmlichen Stimmen auslösen kann.

Ursula Heinzelmann & Pepe Dayaw
Ursula Heinzelmann and Pepe Dayaw will accompany us in this voyage with a subtle degustation of wine and cheese that will bring us to dig into our own cultural depths and nuances. As we move and listen, we feel how much the tongue detects, how much the nose takes in, and how the links between taste and language, smell and memory, are reinvented.

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April 13th, 2015 - 19:00
Vermeintlich / Listen – don’t speak / The Sound of Global Prayers
installations, performance and talk by Mario Asef, Antje Vowinckel and Kathrin Wildner

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Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

Vermeintlich
Mario Asef
“Vermeintlich” (assumed) investigates linguistic constructions of cognition. Referencing Lacan’s and Wittgenstein’s conceptions of reality, language is used as an instrument that determines the interdependency of subject-context, but which also makes the reconfiguring of this relationship possible.

Listen – don’t speak
Antje Vowinckel
Vinyl performance with language courses
They should have brought us all together, but what happened was the opposite: On old language courses on tape or vinyl perfect native speakers made long pauses so that the listeners could imitate them. Most of us did this a couple of times, then gave up, but kept listening highly concentrated to the vinyl crackles in the pauses. And didn’t they seem to become longer and longer? Time transformed into space. Seconds turned into lightyears, vinyl grooves turned into orbits while the speakers seemed to withdraw from eachother more and more. Deep in the universe you still hear a gentle „Hallo“ but nobody answers. This image is also a metaphor for the general effect of the old courses. They wanted to bring all nations together, but in real life and in real countries we felt inhibited and didn’t even dare to open our mouths. Nevertheless there is another to approach an international understanding in these courses – based on music. A music full of peculiar melodies and rhythm, that no one intended, a music that only arose as a side effect of the didactic pathos and the effort of to speak clearly and perfectly. The connected exhibition will include language books, vinyls, covers and two avistomats, a German gadget from the 50ies with paper rolls.

The Sound of Global Prayers – Research on urban soundscapes
Kathrin Wildner
Urban spaces are composed by contradictions, transformations, and processes of negotiation. Listening to the sound, its performative aspects and its effects on urban spaces enables us to understand and experience the city. In this lecture I will present examples on how sonic religious expressions and manifestations are shaping urban soundscapes and how urban space is produced.

with Exhibition – Ausstellung / April 4th – April 13th, 2015
14:00 - 18:00 daily – täglich
presenting – präsentiert:
Vermeintlich sound installation by – Klanginstallation von Mario Asef
Listen – don’t speak installation by – Installation von Antje Vowinckel


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Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
http://www.errantbodies.org

Exploratorium Berlin
Mehringdamm 55
10961 Berlin
http://www.exploratorium-berlin.de

http://www.thevoiceobservatory.wordpress.com

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A project by Ernesto Estrella, Brandon LaBelle, Mario Asef from Errant Bodies Project Space Berlin
With kind support of Bezirkamt Pankow, Initiative für Neue Musik, Exploratorium Berlin und Berliner Gesellschaft für Neue Musik e.V

11.3.15

Tomomi Adachi / Alessandra Eramo


PENNA WRITING TEST
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
http://www.errantbodies.org

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.


1.3.15

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
www.errantbodies.org


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

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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.
ww.sajjra.net

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.
www.jannekevanderputten.nl

22.2.15

Rishin Singh - in residence


READING
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?

25/2
20:00
mimesis and passim (with Xavier Lopez)
Two multimedia performances focussing on text, and emphasising the creative aspect of reading.

26/2 & 27/2
12:00-18:00
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.

28/2
18:00-22:00
eros thanatos
An installation.
Imaginary architecture//temporary space created by the possibility of sound//wear warm clothing.

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
www.errantbodies.org

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THE METHODOLOGY FOR THIS RESIDENCY HAS BEEN STOLEN, IN PART, FROM MANFRED WERDER

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.

11.2.15

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
www.errantbodies.org

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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.

More information:
http://fourthland.co.uk/

3.2.15

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
www.errantbodies.org

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
https://thevoiceobservatory.wordpress.com/

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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: eb@errantbodies.org / Errant Bodies - sound art space / is generously supported by the Pankow Bezirksamt and INM Berlin.