|// Date: September 11 & 12, 2009
// Time: daily 15:00
// Tickets: 10.- EUR per day, 15.- EUR both days
// More info and ticket presale > www.clubtransmediale.de
STRUCTURES NODE 2 – BLIND CAPTURE
Prologue to CTM.10 Festival: Overlap – Sound and Other Media
The two-day symposium Blind Capture is a prologue to the CTM.10 (club transmediale) festival Overlap – Sound and Other Media, which runs in Berlin from 29.1 – 6.2.2010.Three elected themes are central to what connects these events: the balance between visual art and contemporary experimental music, from images and sound to a look at the structure of the music scene in contemporary Berlin. Blind Capture presents as a process the exploration of happenings that are not immediately visible or graspable, and their capture in words. Participants from diverse disciplines present the current state of their research from different perspectives. The results will be presented together as short essays in the CTM.10 catalogue.
David Stubbs (UK)
Jesper N. Jørgensen (DK)
Sandra Naumann (AT)
Geoff Stahl (CA, NZ)
Brandon LaBelle (US)
Boris Debackere (BE)
Gudrun Gut (DE)
Ronald Lippok (DE)
Angelika Middendorf & Andreas Schimanski (DE)
Anke Eckardt (DE)
// Friday, September 11, 2009<
FEAR OF MUSIC
by David Stubbs (UK)
A lecture based on David Stubbs book, Fear Of Music: Why People Get Rothko But Don’t Get Stockhausen. It asks why contemporary, non-figurative art, as represented at the Tate Modern UK, is relatively popular and commands huge sums at Sothebys, while its musical equivalent, avant garde/experimental/noise music, cannot find a similar audience - even though they emerged from the same roots in the first decade of the 20th century. Why is one so popular and accepted, the other reviled, ignored or run screaming from?
SOUND IN THE VISUAL ARTS – AN INSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVE
by Jesper N. Jørgensen (DK)
In the last years there was no important exhibition without presenting at least one work from the category sound art. How do the work methods of sound artists differ from those of visual artists? What are the problems of presentation and mediation?
18:30 Panel Discussion
WHY DO PEOPLE GET ROTHKO BUT DON’T GET STOCKHAUSEN
With David Stubbs (UK), Jesper N. Jørgensen (DK), Brandon LaBelle (US)
The panel takes position towards the question of the earlier lecture, the discussing the difficulties in relation of contemporary, experimental music productions in art context.
by Sandra Naumann (DE)
Since the upcoming of the technological media there have been manifold concepts for transferring musical strategies and characteristics to the moving image. This talk will discuss the varying strategies using examples from filmic art forms and relate them to inherent aspects of audiovisual perception.
The lecture is based on research started within the context of the project “See This Sound,” parts of which will be included in contributions to the project’s publications entitled Audiovisualogy.
21:30 Performative Lecture
FIXATION FIELD (sneak preview of behind-the-scenes of a work in progress)
by Lillevan (DE)
Largely inspired by many years of meditations on the history of light and attempts to understand the relationships between light, rhythm & psychology of the eye. A major focus of this undertaking is of course the study of light in time and visual forces. ‘Movement’ is the strongest visual appeal to attention, yet this evening’s lecture will be dedicated to Kandinsky’s words: “I have replaced the concept of ‘movement’ with the concept of ‘tension’; tension is the force inherent in the element”.
// Saturday, September 12, 2009
SCENIC ROUTES AND URBAN OSCILLATIONS
by Geoff Stahl (NZ)
Musicmaking in the city remains an important dimension of how cities measure their cultural worth. Stahl discusses the figure of the scene as a way of exploring social and spatial relations in contemporary Berlin and Montreal.
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INNOCENT EXILE (BLUE BOYS)
by Brandon LaBelle (US)
The relation of sound and architecture comes to charge experiences of place with complex and emotional meaning. Exploring this through memory and story-telling, LaBelle maps out the intensities of sound and music as they condition social identity and the fabric of the built environment.
18:30 Panel Discussion
CITIES AND SCENES: BERLIN AS CRUCIBLE
With Gudrun Gut (DE), Ronald Lippok (DE), Moderation: Geoff Stahl (NZ)
The nature of musicmaking in the city provides us with opportunities to explore a whole range of structures, from the built environment, to cultural spaces, to social organization, movement and mobility through the city, as well as marketing strategies and civic branding. Condensed into the figure of the scene are a number of these structures, many which generate productive tensions that animate musical activity and allow it to flourish. A scene’s ability to insulate and incubate strengthens the image of the city as cultural laboratory, a haven for experimentation and also for diversity and difference to be mapped onto a space which can ameliorate certain tensions but may also exacerbate others. This panel will explore some of these ideas as they’ve unfolded in Berlin over the last thirty years.
20:30 Performative Lecture
CINEMA IN THE AGE OF INSTANT CREATION
Boris Debackere (BE)
Live cinema, a term originally used to describe the live musical accompaniment to silent film, has been gaining popularity in the last few years. It is no longer defined as a backing to film but as a quest for a symbiosis between sound and image, performed in real time.
by Angelika Middendorf & Andreas Schimanski (DE)
25sec.-Structures: forty-six contemporary portraits x 25second statements of international protagonist out of media- and music culture scenes, recorded in Kunstraum Kreuzberg / Bethanien in festival context of CTM.09 The premier of the final version will be presented during CTM.10 25sec. is a portrait series about aims of Angelika Middendorf & Andreas Schimanski.
by Anke Eckhardt (DE)
A downwards motion that is just imaginary?
The pneumatically working sound- & watersculpture ” ! ” from Anke
Eckardt is a synaesthetic experiment of perception.
Dark, playful, ironic.
Technical realisation: Zolle, Bastiaan Maris, Anke Eckardt