The Insider. Episode I: “Dance of the Unreadable”
Saturday, August 30th, 7:30pm open doors, show starts at 8pm (sharp)
*Materials related to the creation of The Insider series will be displayed in the gallery.
The Insider (a voice series)
Enter the mind of a retired customs officer who is being haunted by the memories of those that were passing by in front of him while he was on duty. A trip that will take you from the vault of popular cultures, to the disintegration of languages, and into the precious details of personal stories. Inner borders are dissolved, and fragility becomes our new precision. Sensitive and voracious, “The Insider” intervenes into the cultural DNA of our times and presents us with a nomadic identity faithful to the multiple pulse of our daily human being.
Ernesto Estrella is poet, musician, and educator born in Granada who has lived in New York since 2000. Between 2007 and 2011 he was a professor of Contemporary Poetry at Yale University, and since 2012 he has turned to Berlin as a second base for his artistic and academic projects. As a musician, he concentrates on the voice’s potential to explore the poetic process through sound. In this vein, he has created a wide array of pieces for performances that have been presented at international festivals in Argentina, Uruguay, Austria, Germany, Croatia, Russia, Finland, Latvia and the U.S. He is part of the international quartet Berlin Sound Poets Quoi Tête, and has also been teaching seminars on “Ethics, Politics, and Performativity of the Poem” at Potsdam University.
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.
Stadt als Klangtext - Urban Sound Projects
Exhibition series: #1 of 5
Antje Vowinckel, "Folgen Sie mir pausenlos"
Brandon LaBelle, "Rehearsal for a People's Microphone"
Opening: Wednesday, August 6th, 19:00h
Talk / Discussion: Thursday, August 7th, 19:00h with Marcus Gammel and the artists
Exhibition Hours: August 7th - 10th, 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.
Antje Vowinckel, "Folgen Sie mir pausenlos" -
Ein Speakview mit automatischen Sprechern
Neun Personen gehen über den ehemaligen Berliner Flughafen Tempelhof, mit Headset-Mikros und Audioguides ausgestattet. Dabei sprechen sie ohne Unterbrechung. Sie gehen über Landepisten, Wiesen und schließlich in den Hangar 6. Sprechend "filmen" sie ihren Weg ab, zerlegen ihn in einzelne Bilder. Verschiedene Perspektiven überlagern sich, es entsteht eine Art akustisches Schielen. Der Raum wird neu konstruiert und aus der realen Landschaft wird eine Sprechlandschaft. Produktion: DeutschlandRadio 2012.
Antje Vowinckel ist eine mehrfach ausgezeichnete Radiokünstlerin, Klangkünstlerin, Regisseurin und Performerin in Berlin. Schwerpunkte ihrer Arbeit sind die musikalischen Aspekte von Sprache z.B. in Kompositionen mit Sprachimprovisationen und Dialekten sowie musikalische Performances mit Bildern und Objekten. Studium Literatur und Musik. (Querflöte/Klavier). Anschließend Promotion (“Collagen im Hörspiel. Die Entwicklung einer radiophonen Kunst”) und Rundfunkvolontariat. Ein Jahr Dramaturgin beim SWR. Ab 1994 eigene Hörspiele, Radio-Features, Klangkompositionen und literarische Regie für SWR, BR, WDR, DRadio, NDR, HR. Ihr Stück “Call me Yesterday” wurde in 16 Ländern gesendet und vorgestellt.
Artist and writer Brandon LaBelle presents "Rehearsal for a People's Microphone," a work originally developed as a public intervention in the city of Sherbrooke, Quebec, in 2013. Consisting of a sound system installed in the back of a 1950s pick up truck, the work circulated through the city of Sherbrooke for a two-week period. The project is based on ideas of civic culture and the crowd, specifically appropriating the device of a people's microphone to stage a form of public speech – a rehearsal for a future manifestation. For the presentation at Errant Bodies, LaBelle installs the original audio work, alongside documents and artifacts related to the search for public life.
Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer working with sound culture, voice, and questions of agency. He develops and presents artistic projects and performances within a range of international contexts, often working collaboratively and in public. Recent projects include "Civic Center", La Casa Encendida, Madrid, "Sixth Housing Estate", South London Gallery, London, and "Hobo College", Marrakech Biennial parallel project. He is the author of Diary of an Imaginary Egyptian (2012), Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life (2010) and Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art (2006). He is the editor of Errant Bodies Press and Professor at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway.
Stadt als Klangtext has received support from the Bezirksamt Pankow Cultural Fund.