FEED AT KW 120513
SOUND FOR ART SPACES
Thursday December 5th, 2013
Kunstwerke, Auguststraße 69, 10117 Berlin
Doors: 19h, Tickets: 3€
"...entertain the notion of sound as a vehicle of profound creative importance – one which demands its own sympathetically designed spaces." Paul Schütze - frieze
After seven months of curating a guest program of audio-visual performances at KW, FEED organizes a talk reflecting on the future and development of such collaborations. We will discuss the middle spaces where new audio-visual work and experimental sound can have a place.
Berlin's powerful club scene often has sound artists performing in DJ spaces or leaves them to far-flung small venues. On the other hand, the city's art spaces, relatively silent, are looking to expand their programs and turning to experimental new forms. Berlin's recent history of art and music has produced a pivotal moment for sound, but how can the shift in its possibilities be supported? What do art spaces consider when curating sound, and what might impede the idea?
A discussion on sound, place, and how context might enhance or diminish creative content.
Clara Meister is a curator based in Berlin and founder of SOUNDFAIR, an exhibition collective based in Berlin that has set as its purpose the re-contextualization of music through the auditive exhibiting of music as unique artworks. The goal of SOUNDFAIR is to establish a context for composed sound to be understood and consumed as an artwork. To exhibit music as a means of artistic expression mainly without any visual component or implied visual or spatial strategy.
Clara Meister was the 2012 curator in residence at MINI/Goethe-Institut Curatorial Residencies Ludlow 38 in New York, with a publication series published by Sternberg Press.
Christina Kubisch was born in Bremen in 1948. She studied painting, music (flute and composition) and electronics in Hamburg, Graz, Zürich and Milano, where she graduated. Performances, concerts and works with video in the seventies, subsequently sound installations, sound sculptures and work with ultraviolet light. Her compositions are mostly electroacoustic, but she has written for ensembles as well. Since 2003 she works again as a perfomer and collaborates with various musicians and dancers.
Christina Kubisch has been visiting professor in Maastricht, Paris and Berlin. She is a professor for sound art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Saarbrücken, Germany, since 1994 and a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin since 1997. She lives in Hoppegarten near Berlin.
Carsten Seiffarth (*1963) is a Berlin based musicologist. He is founder and artistic director of the sound art gallery singuhr – hoergalerie and one of the artistic directors of the media art laboratory TESLA Berlin. As an independant curator and producer he internationally initiates and produces exhibitions and projects within the context of sound art.
Carsten Seiffarth is Editor of several Publications: singuhr 1996-2006; tesla 2005-2007; sam auinger “a hearing perspective”; paul demarinis “buried in noise”; gordon monahan “seeing sound”.
MARIO DE VEGA
Mario de Vega (Mexico City in 1979. Works and lives in Berlin and Mexico City) His work overlaps relations between stability, failure, simulation and ambiguity with site-specific interventions, sound events, electronic devices, process-oriented projects and sculpture.
In the context of music, his practice explores the value of fragility and in-determination involving a wide range of customized objects, analog and modified electronics, turntables and computer based interfaces in different combinations performing solo or in collaboration with several musicians.
His work has appeared in different contexts throughout Europe, Mexico, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Korea and Russia. He runs abcdefghijklmn-pqrstuvwxyz.cc, a design studio dedicated to lathe cut vinyl, silkscreen, multiples and limited editions.
Please note: the seating for this event is limited.