|// Opening: June 23, 7pm | 19h00
// Duration: June 24rd - 26th, 2011
// Opening Times: Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25, 4 - 6pm;
// Special Date: Sunday, June 26 at 20h00; discussion with Brandon LaBelle, Shintaro Miyazaki and Jan Thoben, on sound, architecture and listening.
Sound moves between inside and outside. It disturbs what may appear static, while also providing moments of deep connection. It flows through the environment as temporal material lending dramatically to the experiences we have of being in particular buildings.
The project is developed as a conversation between sound and architecture. Working with architects, designers and artists from around the world, I sent them three audio recordings of my apartment in Berlin. Attempting to sound out the space, the recordings document the ambient, material and dimensional aspects of the apartment. The participants were then given the task of making a physical model of the apartment by using the sounds as their only source of information. In this way, a process of translation and interpretation developed, incorporating an understanding, however factual or fantastical, of the auditory into rendering a spatial form.
For the opening of the exhibition, the new publication "Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear Vol. 2" (edited by Brandon LaBelle & Claudia Martinho, published by Errant Bodies Press) will be presented with a specially constructed display by the artist Riccardo Benassi.
Carlos Campos, Buenos Aires
Lise Laurberg, Copenhagen
Yeoryia Manolopoulou, London
Jonathan Mosley + Sophie Warren, Bristol
Anna-Kristina Netzel, Berlin
Valeria Merlini, Berlin
Margit Leisner, Curitiba
Daniela Oroquieta, Santiago de Chile
Anke Wünschmann + Achim Wollscheid, Frankfurt
Reinhard Brügmann, Berlin
Lewis & Taggart, Bergen
Bruno Ebersbach, Berlin
Roberto Arad & Rafael Lino, Curitiba
Martina Schaaf, Potsdam
Office Z, Memphis
About Brandon LaBelle:
Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer living in Berlin. His work addresses the relation of the public and the private, sociality and the narratives of everyday life, using sound, performance and sited constructions as creative supplements to existing conditions. His work has been presented at Image Music Text, London (2011), Sonic Acts, Amsterdam (2010), A/V Festival, Newcastle (2008, 2010), MuseumsQuartier/ Tonspur, Vienna (2009), 7th Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Allegro (2009), Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade (2009), Casa Vecina, Mexico City (2008), Fear of the Known, Cape Town (2008), Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam (2003, 2007), Ybakatu Gallery, Curitiba, Brazil (2003, 2006, 2009), Singuhr Gallery, Berlin (2004), and ICC, Tokyo (2000). He is the author of Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art (Continuum, 2006) and Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life (Continuum, 2010). He is currently professor at the National Academy of the Arts in Bergen, Norway.
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