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.


Pirate/Public #2

positions in contemporary radio art / Positionen aktueller Radiokunst

Friday, April 1st, 19:00h

- On Air / Performance by Brandon LaBelle
- Melody minus one. A hunt. (WDR Studio Akustische Kunst, 2016) Radio composition based on dialect imitations 
  with Norwegian, Albanes, Lasca, Rheinländisch and others presented by Antje Vowinckel (short version with live performed intermediate texts in English) 
- Nachrichtentstellt. Eine plattenspielerische Lautdichtung aus Radionachrichten / Vinyl performance by Marc Matter
- Discussion with participants, moderation: Anna Bromley

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

What’s the difference between a pirate and a privateer?  It’s not the act, it’s the authority. Only the privateer – who seems to be acting purely on his own initiative – has the papers authorizing him to do so. The histories of broadcasting and maritime law are closely intertwined, as we can tell from their similar forms of organization. Radio has its public and private branches, and its pirate ones too. But these clear distinctions are no longer valid in today’s radio landscape. Podcasts, web archives and the internet have caused shifts in content types, listening areas, audiences and jurisdictions. So is something being commandeered? If so, how? And most importantly, what? 


Brandon LaBelle (USA) is an artist, writer and theorist working with questions of social life and cultural agency, using sound, performance, text and sited constructions. He develops and presents artistic projects and performances within a range of international contexts, often working in public. He is professor in new media at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design.  

Antje Vowinckel (DE) is an internationally awarded radio artist, sound artist and music performer. Her focus is on the musicality of the spoken word; e.g. in automatic speaking or dialect imitation and text-sound compositions. Various sound art and radio play productions for public radio (WDR-Studio Akustische Kunst, DRadio, BR, SWR, HR)  as well as solo performances for electric organ and amplified objects and video compositions.  

Marc Matter (CH/B/DE) is a sound artist, radio artist and a founding member of the artists group "Institut fuer Feinmotorik". Since 1997 they published various recordings and a book and performed regularly. Since 2008 Marc Matter performs solo with recorded voice on turntables. In 2014 he collaborated with poet Dagmara Kraus on the text-sound composition "Entstehung dunkel". He is interested in the polysemic potential in sounding language.

Anna Bromley (D)  is an artist, cultural researcher and writer based in Berlin. Her scenic miniatures connect methods of qualitative social research with partly fictionalized re-enactments. Since 2012, she conceives and produces the radio feature LAUTSTROM for  (until 2013 together with Jeremy Woodruff). 

Entrance: 5€/3€.  Bar with wine and beer. 

Pirate/Public is a project by Antje Vowinckel and Serge Baghdassarians from Errant Bodies Sound Art Space, generously supported by the Pankow Bezirksamt Berlin.

Errant Bodies Sound Art Space / focusing on experimental work and research on sound through exhibition, performance, fieldwork, and text. The project space is organized by a working group consisting of Berlin-based artists, academics, curators, and writers. For more information contact: and


L’intru (Invaders)

L’intru (Invaders)
a multidisciplinary exhibition and performance program that deals with issues of post-colonialism, memory, identity and narration.

Artists include: Mario Asef (AR), Franziska Becher (DE), Filippo Berta (IT), Plants and Empire (DE), Sonja Hornung (AU), Dae Hong Kim (KR), Israel Martinez (MX), Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Ana Mendes (PT), Jasmin Schaitl (AT), Hanae Utamura (JP), Hsniyen Wei (TW).

16th to 20th March, 2016
Opening 15th March, 19h00 with performance 'Map Series', by Ana Mendes
Opening times: 15-19h00

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin

The idea of invasion can be spoken about in abstract and concrete terms: the literal denial of entry into a country and the perception of individuals as outsiders combined with the psychological rupture that occurs when one is denied the opportunity to build an identity, nationality and memories. For those who do not have a past, the only possible future lies in-between the fantasy of alienation or the nostalgia of their origins.

Gathering together artists originally from Portugal, Austria, Japan, South Korea, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Argentina, Jamaica and Australia, who work in performance, object, photography, video and installation, ‘Lintru (Invaders)’ aims to question these potent issues: postcolonialism, personal and collective memory, narration and identity. It not only asks who the invaders are, it also speaks of the personal narratives that these forces provoke within the individual.

performance program:
19th March, 17h00 (doors open 16h00)
performances by Ana Mendes, Zwoisy Mears-Clarke, Jasmin Schaitl and Plants and Empire.
Lage Egal - Danziger Strasse 145 10407 Berlin

performance public space:
Mauer Park, 20th March, 12h00. 
'In Memoriam', by Israel Martinez - a sound piece dealing with loss and memory, in which the artist recorded written messages found in Jardines del Humaya, an extravagant cemetery in Culiacán, Mexico. Bring your mp3-player, iphone or ipod and headphones and join us for a performance that overlaps the memory of Berlin with the original site in Mexico.
Meeting point: Mauer Park, wall area with big swings. 
Info: Tel: 016097067224