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.
Friday, July 29, 8pm
with Betta Senesi
Kollwitzstrasse 97, 10435 Berlin
The project aims to explore field recordings and new technologies as a creative tool for location-based practices and the possibilities of working with sound as a means to engage with public places. I draw attention into sound within the context of architecture, the city and the built environment by exploiting different sourced architectural materials as instruments of sonorous and spatial interaction. According to the given space, people detect and initiate the sounds/noises through a monitored electronic system I have conceived and designed. All the playbacks have been taken from everyday places I have lived during the last four months in Berlin area. They have been edited afterwards by choosing and cutting small snippets of time and space in order to question the nature of perception. All urban artifacts I chose for the sonic interplay act as a symbolic reference for expectation and hope, loss and separation, unconscious desires and irrational fears – emotions experienced by everyone but deeply connected with the private sphere of the body where new and curious spaces can be discovered.
She was born in Central East of Italy in 1977. She moved to Florence in 1999. She studied and trained in art photography since 2001. In 2010, she graduated from the University of Brighton with a Master in Digital Media Arts. Since 2003, she has been tutoring film-based and digital photography, theory of photography, projecting artwork. She also has been lecturing history of photography and contemporary art practices. In 2006 she created and directed over four years the Studio Luce Project in Florence. She showed her photo artworks in Milan, Turin and Florence – and she published some of them in several Italian issues. In 2009 and 2010, she showed her last artwork in Lodsz, Warsaw and Berlin. In the last two years, she has worked with sound as an artistic form by incorporating physical computing systems in public and urban environments. In 2010 she achieved two interactive sound installations in Brighton. She is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths and she is currently based in Berlin.
sound and image event:
Thursday, July 14, 8pm
Rinus van Alebeek & Marco Montiel-Soto
Kollwitzstrasse 97, 10435 Berlin
Rinus van Alebeek: Lecture and A Story in Sound
Though many people may think 'field recording' is an art form, I think it is not. It is just sounds that enter the microphone when the red button of the recording device is pressed. I have many of those recordings on tape. I consider them conceptual recordings, because any description of its contents is valid, even if I make them up.
There is some meanings to errant, all of them uniting in a place one can call the unknown. This movement, to me, is one important reason to perform.
Rinus van Alebeek (1956, Heerlen, The Netherlands) is a writer who uses his (environmental) recordings on tape to narrate a story. Thanks to a great number of concerts, sometimes an average of ten in a month, he developed an approach of which people say it is ‘ between noise and pure poetry.’
“Rinus van Alebeek is a peculiar observer of reality and an artist who instinctively transforms lo-fi tape recordings into evocative sound poems, being able to create a “détachement” towards the used media, which is a characteristic of the most original artists.” (Luis Costa, president of Binaural and Associação Cultural de Nodar)
Marco Montiel-Soto: DIAPOSECION / Narrative Visuale : multiple slide projection with sound
Marco Montiel-Soto (Maracaibo, Venezuela 1976). Lives and works in Berlin.
He not follow a straight line, use the photography as a paper copy of an idea, writes slides symphonies, videos and constructs installations with found objects.