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.


Installation - Anke Eckardt

Presentation of a Prototype of
GROUND - Multisensory Installation from Anke Eckardt (2013)

Vernissage: Friday 29th November 2013 at 7pm
Opening hours: Saturday 30th / Sunday 1st of December 2013 from 4pm-8pm & Thursday 5th - Sunday 8th of December 2013 from 4pm-8pm

Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
The presentation takes place in cooperation with GENERAL PUBLIC IN EXILE

The GROUND is in motion. Thus it will move the visitors which stand on it. The motion of the ground can be felt via the equilibrium sense (sense of balance), can be seen and can be heard. The grinding, sanding, pushing, bouncing, vibrating, creaking of the mechanically moved material will produce a varity of tonal qualities with diverse roughness and awakes associations of earth quakes, tectonical plates in motion, but also of the diffuse experience of loosing the ground. In 1934 Husserl wrote about the ground as reference for the perception of space and the perception of self, ‘Now, when I “conceive” the earth as a moved body, I use a ground to which all experience of bodies, and hence all experience of continuing to be at rest and in motion, is related.’ (Husserl, 1934). Vilem Flusser as an emigrated jew wrote about a hovering self over the abysm in his auto-biography 'Bodenlos’ (‘Groundless’). In his book 'Vampyrotheutis Infernalis' Flusser analyses the floating 'otherness' of a huge octopus in the deep sea and draws a line to the psychology of human beings.

Concept/Realisation/Composition: Anke Eckardt
Construction: hertzer GmbH, Berlin
Thanks to: Marcus Schmickler
Co-funded by BA Pankow von Berlin - Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur, Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur and Einstein Foundation Berlin, realized with the support of the Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences.

reduced fragment, size: 10,5m2 vertically moved
42 elements of concrete
42 elements for vertically pushing impulses

Final Installation (January 2014):
size: 30m2, vertically and partly horizontally moved
84 elements of concrete
72 channels of vertically pushing impulses
6 rows of horizontal motion


Fashion Orchestra

Fashion Orchestra
Sunday November 24, 2013

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstraße 97
10435 Berlin

On Sunday, November 24, textile artist Lisa Simpson presents Fashion Orchestra – a musical sewing performance, in the project space Errant Bodies, on Kollwitzstraße 97, between 5 and 9 pm. During the afternoon, the public can bring their clothes for upcycling, giving new life to old garments. In the evening Lisa joins fellow musicians* and performers in a spontaneous exploration of textiles, music, rhythm and sound. The sewing machine becomes percussion instrument, and garments are constructed live, to the beat of the music. The collaborative performance stitches together improvised music and improvisational clothing.

*musical sewing performance with Fatty Acid Land and special guests Taiko Saito (vibraphone) and Tobias Schirmer (Bass Clarinet): 7pm


Talk & Screening with Penelope Wehrli

General Public in Exile
Originalfassung #83

Talk with Penelope Wehrli

House of Snow – A Real Time Video and Sound Processing Application

Friday, November 15, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Errant Bodies, Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

A video of bees on a honeycomb structure. The movement of the bees trigger a real time score of text and sound. A layer of rendered scrolling texts about three very different temporal processes (by Stanislav Lem, J.W. von Goethe, Maurice Maeterlink) and a 4-channel audio composition based on material from "my gait", a longterm sound study by katrinem about her own rhythm of walking in urban space are created by a number of set rules.

A piece about perception and time, - and the process of reading and understanding.
A small hommage to Buckminster Fuller.

Penelope Wehrli – concept, video, text adaption
Joa Glassetter – system architecture, implementation
katrinem – sonarisation, composition of sound material

Funded through TESLA Berlin e.V.

Penelope Wehrli - born in Zürich, lives presently in Berlin.
2004 - 09 Professor for Scenography at the University for Arts and Design, Karlsruhe. As scenographer work with Johann Kresnik, Jossie Wieler, Dimiter Gottscheff, Robert Schuster, Barbara Frey at Opera Basel, Schauspielhaus Zurich and Hamburg, Volksbühne Berlin a.o.. Exhibitions, Performances, Installations, Films, Videos have been presented in New York, Belgrad, Bangalore, Tel Aviv. Since 2001 intermedia installations with live-performance. HYPERLINK ""

ORIGINALFASSUNG is a series of talks and discussions based on an understanding of collaboration rather than competition motivated by the curiosity of strangers or visitors to tap into different fields, such as science, music, architecture, art, dance, choreography, theater, film, politics, design, media, economics, journalism. ORGINALFASSUNG was initiated by Geoff Garrison, Heimo Lattner and Oliver Baurhenn in 2003.