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.


W. Mark Sutherland, Alessandra Eramo and Tomomi Adachi

Sound poetry night with W. Mark Sutherland, Alessandra Eramo and Tomomi Adachi

September 17th (wed) 2014
20.00 start

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

Solos and collaborative sound poetry performance by Canadian sound poet W. Mark Sutherland with two Berlin-based sound poets/voice artists, Alessandra Eramo and Tomomi Adachi


W. Mark Sutherland is a Canadian intermedia artist. His aesthetic practice is a hybrid that pivots on the creation of work blurring the borders between poetry, visual art, music and performance art. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Musicworks magazine ( and editorial correspondent for Rampike magazine ( A very brief selection of Sutherland's recent public performances includes THEWORDMUSIC Festival, Reykjavik, Iceland (2006), Voice ++ Festival, Victoria, BC, Canada (2007), Yuxtaposiciones Festival, Madrid, Spain (2008), 3durch3, Wilhelmspalais, Stuttgart, Germany (2010) and 100 Jahre Konkrete Kunst, Art Rehau, Rehau, Germany (2010), Language To Cover A Wall, SUNY, Buffalo, USA (2011) and Symposium on Voice, Agency and Improvisation, MacDonald Stewart Art Centre, Guelph, Canada (2014).

Alessandra Eramo is a vocalist, sound artist, composer and performer. Her works take on hybrid forms between electroacoustic music and performance art through the conjunction of voice, sound, language, noise, field recording, drawing, gesture and text . Gaining international recognition, she exhibited and performed in festivals, galleries, theatres, artist-run centers and radios such as Deutschlandradio Kultur, Roulette New York, Galerie Haus am Lützowplatz Berlin, Liverpool Biennial 2012, Sonic Circuits Festival Washington DC. In 2011 she exhibited at the "Italian Pavilion in the World" of the 54th Venice Biennale, invited by the Italian Culture Institute of Stuttgart. Grants and residencies include: Correnti Seduttive Taranto, Harvestworks New York, Hotel Pupik Austria, Senat Berlin International Cultural Exchange. Her music was released a.o. on Corvo Records and Audition Records.

Tomomi Adachi is a performer/composer, sound poet, instrument builder and visual artist. Known for his versatile style, he has performed his own voice and electronics pieces, site-specific compositions, choir pieces for untrained musicians, improvised music and contemporary music in all over the world including Tate Modern, Maerzmusik, Centre Pompidou, Poesiefestival Berlin, Merkin Hall, Tempelhof Airfield, STEIM and Walker Art Center with a wide range of materials; even brainwave, artificial satellite and paranormal phenomenas. As the only Japanese performer of sound poetry, he performed Kurt Schwitters' "Ursonate" as a Japan premiere in 1996 and has introduced Japanese sound poetry tradition. CDs include the solo album from Tzadik, Omegapoint and naya records. He was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Program of the DAAD for 2012.


Jean-Luc Guionnet

French musician/visual artist Jean-Luc Guionnet presents a selection of audio-visual works at Errant Bodies project space from Wednesday, September 10th - Saturday, September 13h. The exhibition fits within a larger program of Guionnet in Berlin (September 8th - 14th), including concerts, lectures, performances, and film screenings done by or otherwise curated by Jean-Luc.

Wednesday, September 10th: 18h-20h30

Gallery hours:
September 11th - September 13th: 18h-20h

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

All exhibition evenings are followed by evening events in Ausland (Lychener str 60, Prenzlauer Berg, 15 minutes walking from Errant Bodies)

My musical work subdivides itself into as many ways as occasions arise for me to think and act with sound and images. Those occasions have always to do with a strong meeting with an outside element : an instrument (saxophone/organ), a theoretical idea (what is "rumour"?), and mainly a collaborating friend (André Almuro, Éric Cordier, Éric La Casa, Pascal Battus, Caroline Pouzolles, Franck Gourdien, Taku Unami, Seijiro Murayama, Lotus Eddé Khouri) ... There then follows a collection of themes which, in turn, influence the evolution of the musical work and define the direction of meetings to come : the thickness of the air, the pidgin, the musical instrument considered as affective automaton, listening and seeing dark unto themself, the algebra of and in hearing, sound as a signature of space, signature of objects, signature of what it is not... and light ? The fact that French uses the same word – le temps – for time and weather, propagation and spread of forms in time etc. Music, drawing, video are, then, a way to test reality. Conversely, it’s a test whose experience defines a new distribution of the whole body by artificially localizing it in an unknown and purely physical environment, all the while being able to think, count, make relations or understand places, and so forth. The emotion I look for in music is made out of all these strata and the sliding of one over the other during the act of perceiving.
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Stadt als Klangtext - Urban Sound Projects

Stadt als Klangtext - Urban Sound Projects
Exhibition series: #2 of 5

Mario Asef, "Yopito Concert"
Gilles Aubry, "Notes via a Soundscape of Bollywood"

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
Screening & discussion with Bettina Wackernagel and the artists
19:00 opening / 19:30 (sharp) screening/diffusion of the works and discussion

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

The exhibition is on view from September 3th - 7th, 16:00 - 20:00h

The exhibition and discussion series Stadt als Klangtext introduces ten artistic positions by sound artists working with urban space. The series aims to consider how auditory experience and sonic work may operate to create a sense of civic engagement, spaces of mutuality, and forms of interruption onto the urban scene. Each exhibition consists of two artists presenting one work, and integrates a discussion evening led by an invited academic and open to the public.


Mario Asef, "Yopito Concert"
On January 20, 2005 Yomango and Mario Asef organized, composed, and directed a shopping mall alarm concert at the Potsdamer Platz Arkaden shopping mall in Berlin.
For this event 25 Yopito players were invited to sound the alarms of various stores by passing through their security detection systems with magnetic anti-theft strips. The alarms were set off according to a pre-arranged composition.

Gilles Aubry, "Notes via a Soundscape of Bollywood"
During two months in 2013 Aubry has recorded people at work in the film industry in Madha, a Mumbai neighborhood known as the “B-side” of Bollywood. His recordings attest of the materiality of the film-production process, revealing voices, musics, spaces, technology and special FX combined with sounds from the Madha neighborhood and its population. While Hindi movies often mirror the tensions resulting from the effects of globalization on traditional societies, the Bollywood dream-factory itself appears in this documentation as a precarious environment. The author’s own presence as an observer questioning a (non-Western) “developing” society is reflected through references to Pier-Paolo Pasolini's 1969 film-essay “Notes towards a film about India”.

Stadt als Klangtext has received support from the Bezirksamt Pankow Cultural Fund.
Organised by Georg Klein, Antje Vowinckel, Mario Asef, Brandon LaBelle.