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.

10.4.16

Sonifikation in der Musik

Jour-Fixe: berliner gesellschaft für neue musik

Sonifikation in der Musik

15. April 2016 /  19.00 Uhr 

Errant Bodies Sound Art Space
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
www.errantbodies.org

die Künstlerin Jutta Ravenna  gibt einen Überblick in die Methoden von Sonifikation  und stellt unterschiedliche künstlerische Ansätze vor. Präsentiert werden u.a. Arbeiten von Alvin Lucier, Florian Dombois, Julian Klein und Wanda Liz Diaz. 

Anschließend wird es bei einem Glas Wein die Möglichkeit zur Diskussion geben.

Sonifikation lässt sich herleiten von lat.: „sonus“:“Klang“ und „fikation“ von lat. „facere“: „machen“, also „zum Klang machen“. Der Begriff bezeichnet Verfahren zur Verklanglichung von Daten. 

Klangbeispiel Sonifikation:
Sonifikation des Kometen 76P/Chryumov-Gerasimenko, Manuel Senfft 2015

Rosetta’s Plasma Consortium (RPC) has uncovered a mysterious ‘song’ that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is singing into space. The comet seems to be emitting a ‘song’ in the form of oscillations in the magnetic field in the comet’s environment. It is being sung at 40-50 millihertz, far below human hearing, which typically picks up sound between 20 Hz and 20 kHz. To make the music audible to the human ear, the frequencies have been increased in this recording.

Original data credit: ESA/Rosetta/RPC/RPC-MAG. This sonification of the RPC-Mag data was compiled by German composer Manuel Senfft (www.tagirijus.de).

- Welche innovativen Formen hat die kompositorische Auseinandersetzung mit Sonifikation in der Zeitgenössischen Musik hervorgebracht?
- Was fangen die Komponisten mit diesen neuen Möglichkeiten an? Wodurch werden Sonifikationsverfahren über Komponisten und Klangkünstler zum Artefakt?

30.3.16

Pirate/Public II

Pirate/Public
positions in contemporary radio art / Positionen aktueller Radiokunst

Friday, April 1st, 19:00h

- On Air / Performance by Brandon LaBelle
- Melody minus one. A hunt. (WDR Studio Akustische Kunst, 2016) Radio composition based on dialect imitations 
  with Norwegian, Albanes, Lasca, Rheinländisch and others presented by Antje Vowinckel (short version with live performed intermediate texts in English) 
- Nachrichtentstellt. Eine plattenspielerische Lautdichtung aus Radionachrichten / Vinyl performance by Marc Matter
- Discussion with participants, moderation: Anna Bromley

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

What’s the difference between a pirate and a privateer?  It’s not the act, it’s the authority. Only the privateer – who seems to be acting purely on his own initiative – has the papers authorizing him to do so. The histories of broadcasting and maritime law are closely intertwined, as we can tell from their similar forms of organization. Radio has its public and private branches, and its pirate ones too. But these clear distinctions are no longer valid in today’s radio landscape. Podcasts, web archives and the internet have caused shifts in content types, listening areas, audiences and jurisdictions. So is something being commandeered? If so, how? And most importantly, what? 

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Brandon LaBelle (USA) is an artist, writer and theorist working with questions of social life and cultural agency, using sound, performance, text and sited constructions. He develops and presents artistic projects and performances within a range of international contexts, often working in public. He is professor in new media at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.  

Antje Vowinckel (DE) is an internationally awarded radio artist, sound artist and music performer. Her focus is on the musicality of the spoken word; e.g. in automatic speaking or dialect imitation and text-sound compositions. Various sound art and radio play productions for public radio (WDR-Studio Akustische Kunst, DRadio, BR, SWR, HR)  as well as solo performances for electric organ and amplified objects and video compositions.  

Marc Matter (CH/B/DE) is a sound artist, radio artist and a founding member of the artists group "Institut fuer Feinmotorik". Since 1997 they published various recordings and a book and performed regularly. Since 2008 Marc Matter performs solo with recorded voice on turntables. In 2014 he collaborated with poet Dagmara Kraus on the text-sound composition "Entstehung dunkel". He is interested in the polysemic potential in sounding language.

Anna Bromley (D)  is an artist, cultural researcher and writer based in Berlin. Her scenic miniatures connect methods of qualitative social research with partly fictionalized re-enactments. Since 2012, she conceives and produces the radio feature LAUTSTROM for reboot.fm  (until 2013 together with Jeremy Woodruff). 

Entrance: 5€/3€.  Bar with wine and beer. 

Pirate/Public is a project by Antje Vowinckel and Serge Baghdassarians from Errant Bodies Sound Art Space, generously supported by the Pankow Bezirksamt Berlin.

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 and http://errantbodies.org/soundartspace/

6.3.16

L’intru (Invaders)


L’intru (Invaders)
a multidisciplinary exhibition and performance program that deals with issues of post-colonialism, memory, identity and narration.

Artists include: Mario Asef (AR), Franziska Becher (DE), Filippo Berta (IT), Plants and Empire (DE), Sonja Hornung (AU), Dae Hong Kim (KR), Israel Martinez (MX), Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Ana Mendes (PT), Jasmin Schaitl (AT), Hanae Utamura (JP), Hsniyen Wei (TW).

16th to 20th March, 2016
Opening 15th March, 19h00 with performance 'Map Series', by Ana Mendes
Opening times: 15-19h00

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

The idea of invasion can be spoken about in abstract and concrete terms: the literal denial of entry into a country and the perception of individuals as outsiders combined with the psychological rupture that occurs when one is denied the opportunity to build an identity, nationality and memories. For those who do not have a past, the only possible future lies in-between the fantasy of alienation or the nostalgia of their origins.

Gathering together artists originally from Portugal, Austria, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Argentina, Jamaica and Australia, who work in performance, object, photography, video and installation, ‘Lintru (Invaders)’ aims to question these potent issues: postcolonialism, personal and collective memory, narration and identity. It not only asks who the invaders are, it also speaks of the personal narratives that these forces provoke within the individual.

performance program:
19th March, 17h00 (doors open 16h00)
performances by Ana Mendes, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Jasmin Schaitl and Plants and Empire.
Lage Egal - Danziger Strasse 145 10407 Berlin

performance public space:
Mauer Park, 20th March, 12h00. 
'In Memoriam', by Israel Martinez - a sound piece dealing with loss and memory, in which the artist recorded written messages found in Jardines del Humaya, an extravagant cemetery in Culiacán, Mexico. Bring your mp3-player, iphone or ipod and headphones and join us for a performance that overlaps the memory of Berlin with the original site in Mexico.
Meeting point: Mauer Park, wall area with big swings. 
Info: lintruninvaders@gmail.com Tel: 016097067224


24.2.16

Pirate/Public – positions in contemporary radio art / Positionen aktueller Radiokunst



What’s the difference between a pirate and a privateer?  It’s not the act, it’s the authority. Only the privateer – who seems to be acting purely on his own initiative – has the papers authorizing him to do so. The histories of broadcasting and maritime law are closely intertwined, as we can tell from their similar forms of organization. Radio has its public and private branches, and its pirate ones too. But these clear distinctions are no longer valid in today’s radio landscape. Podcasts, web archives and the internet have caused shifts in content types, listening areas, audiences and jurisdictions. So is something being commandeered? If so, how? And most importantly, what? 

Pirate/Public invites you to explore these and other questions on four evenings at Errant Bodies Sound Art Space.

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Was unterscheidet den Piraten vom Kaperer? Nicht die Tat, sondern die Befugnis. Nur der Kaperer (engl. privateer), der scheinbar aus purem Eigensinn handelt, ist qua Dokument auch dazu befugt. Die Geschichte des Rundfunks ist eng mit derjenigen des Seerechts verquickt, was sich unter anderem auch in den verwandten Organisationsformen niederschlägt. Das Radio und seine öffentlich-rechtlichen, privaten sowie piratistischen Ableger. Diese klaren Abgrenzungen gelten jedoch in der aktuellen Radiolandschaft nicht mehr. Durch Internet, Podcast und Webarchive verschieben sich inhaltliche Kategorien, Sendegebiete, Zuhörerschaften und Zuständigkeiten. Bleibt die Frage, ob und wie und vor allem was gekapert wird? 

Pirate/Public widmet sich an vier Abenden diesen und anderen Fragen und lädt dazu in den Errant Bodies Sound Art Space ein. 

Errant Bodies Sound Art Space
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

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Thursday, March 3rd, 19:00

Lautstrom/reboot fm - presented by Anna Bromley
Datscha-Radio - presented by Gaby Schaffner
Das Radio ist nicht Sibirien - Performance by Rafael Jové
Discussion with participants, moderation: Antje Vowinckel 


Friday, April 1st, 19:00

On Air - Performance by Brandon LaBelle
Melody minus one. Eine Jagd - presented by Antje Vowinckel 
Nachrichtentstellt. Eine plattenspielerische Lautdichtung aus Radionachrichten - Performance by Marc Matter
Discussion with participants, moderation: Anna Bromley


Thursday, May 5th, 19:00

A travers le savon. Erweiterte Übersetzung in Ton, Bild, Gesten und Geruch - Performance by Ines Lechleitner
Ate feat. Ed D.: obey God - presented by Serge Baghdassarians and Boris Baltschun
Discussion with participants, moderation: Marcus Gammel


Thursday, May 12th, 19:00

Listening lounge: Barry Bermange


Entrance: 5€/3€

Pirate/Public is a project by Antje Vowinckel and Serge Baghdassarians from Errant Bodies Sound Art Space, generously supported by the Pankow Bezirksamt Berlin.

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

30.11.15

four and one / Stefan Thut

four and one
Intervention in the installation Rhythms Of Presence by invited guest Stefan Thut
From 5.12. – 7.12. 2015, between 15:00 – 18:00 daily

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

four and one (2015)
Stefan Thut’s intervening activities within Tao Vrhovec Sambolec’s installation at Errant Bodies Project Space involve recording, playback and walking inside the gallery space, mirroring inherent themes of the installation itself. Each one of four sectors of the space is recorded through the resonance of an acoustic instrument evoked by the Rhythms Of Presence. The recordings obtained are played back at four positions via plates of cardboard. The performing activity is to turn the devices on and off resp. to set them into a state of "0" resp. "1". Going from one position to the other equals the change from one state to another within a 4-digit gray-code arranged on a so-called "Karnaugh-map", a complete cycle encompassing 16 states. The cadence regarding the change within the pattern is reciprocally dependent on the uncontrollable Rhythms Of Presence: in reality Thut’s activity is controlled by the unknown passersby. The secondary sound-installation is driven by and derived from the primary setting at Errant Bodies Project Space echoing previous moments in time and producing a bodily inhabitation/intervention.

As a composer Stefan Thut is interested in processes and scores being relatively determined but still unpredictable in their sonic results. Instead of instrumenting in traditional ways phonographies as well as everyday material serve as components in his work. Notably cardboard and paper play a role in his latest series of scores begun with "two strings and boxes". Whereas in the latter the box is used as table and vehicle, in subsequent works its functionality as space and resonator for recorded sound gained the composer’s attention.


25.11.15

Local Sound Art Scenes / in collaboration with DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program and Deutschlandradio Kultur

Local Sound Art Scenes
Cairo – Cork – Beirut – Ljubljana/Bergen
Presentation, Panel, Live-Performance

Monday, 30.11.2015, 19:00

Errant Bodies 
Kollwitzstraße 97
10435 Berlin

Magdi Mostafa, Cairo: Presentation of works
Panel with Mazen Kerbaj, Beirut, Karen Power, Cork, Magdi Mostafa, Cairo and Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec, Ljubljana/Bergen
Moderation: Marcus Gammel
Live-Performance by Karen Power (electronics) und Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet)

The evening is dedicated to the question of how one can describe local scenes of sound art concerning its formation of members, their artistic background, artistic interactions/collaborations, sound aesthetics. How big are the local scenes and how and where do they show their work? How is the resonance of the audience?

But also we want to exchange thoughts on how sound art is reflecting the local and incorporating it in a sound memory through the use of site specific recordings or semantic references in works. Three sound artists from different countries (Karen Power/Cork, Magdi Mostafa/Cairo, Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec/Ljubljana/Bergen) and the experimental musician Mazen Kerbaj from Beirut will talk about the scenes of their home cities.

This evening is part of a continuous discussion on global sound art by the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program and Deutschlandradio Kultur
In cooperation with Errant Bodies

















14.11.15

Rhythms Of Presence / Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec


Rhythms Of Presence (2015)
Installation by Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec
Artist in residence at Errant Bodies Project Space, Berlin

Opening: Friday, November 20th, 2015 at 19:00 – 21:00
Exhibition from 20.11.2015 – 19.12.2015
Opening times: Thursday to Sunday, 11:00 – 17:00 and by appointment (contact: eb(at)errantbodies.org)
Intervention by Stefan Thut: 5.12 – 7.12. 2015, times TBA

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
www.errantbodies.org

The installation Rhythms of Presence is comprised of two large floor surfaces. One is discretely installed at an undisclosed location and the other in the exhibition space. They are identical in size and shape. The floor surface at the undisclosed location is sensing human steps, transmitting their temporal and spatial information to the exhibition space, where a grid of mechanical knockers is invisibly tapping the rhythms of the remotely detected steps and following their paths from below the floor surface. Focusing solely on rhythms and paths of everyday walking, the installation Rhythms Of Presence aims to capture the invisible aspects of walking and investigate how they contribute to constituting presence, subjectivity, temporality and spatiality.

Displacing and superimposing the walking rhythms and paths of one place to those of another, the installation creates a hybrid and asymmetrical space where two simultaneous present times and presences interfere. A floor that becomes unknowingly performative and a floor that echoes steps from an unknown origin together form an open unsitely space that is both here, somewhere else and at the same instance nowhere and in-between. Stepping in this space one inhabits a concrete, yet un-mappable and disoriented territory.

During the exhibition at Errant Bodies Project Space artists, dancers, thinkers, writers and musicians will be invited to inhabit, question, activate, investigate, interpret and together imagine this space in becoming.

The installation Rhythms Of Presence is part of the three-year artistic research project (2013-2016) carried out under the Norwegian Artistic Research Programme at Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway.

Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (SI/NL/NO) is an artist and musician working with invisible ephemeral phenomena and the notion of space. His artistic practice is a poetic exploration of relationships between transitory and temporal phenomena like sound, weather and human activities and built environment and social spaces they inhabit. In his installations, he makes architecture sensitive to its immediate ephemeral surroundings and creating situations where the outside and inside, the unpredictable and constructed, the permanent and temporal converse. His works encompass interdisciplinary and mixed media installations, sound interventions and electro acoustic music. Tao is currently research fellow at the Bergen Academy of Arts and Design (KHiB), within the Norwegian Artistic Research Fellowship Programme. He has shown and performed in various museums, project spaces, galleries and festivals internationally.

Software and hardware development: Mr. Stock Interfaces
Carpenters: Seamus Cater, Bill Earwaker

Co-produced by:
Norwegian Artistic Research Programme and Bergen Academy of Art and Design
Zavod SPLOH, Ljubljana - Slovenia
Zavod Projekt Atol, Ljubljana – Slovenia
Španski Borci

Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia

Sponsored by:
Future-Shape GmbH
Tremba GmbH
Showbots Engineering GmbH – BERLIN

Thanks to James Beckett