27.01.18 18:00 – 22:00 @ Errant Sound Kollwitzstrasse 97
transmediale Vorspiel 2018 / Errant Sound
Exhibition with works by Laura Mello et al., Alessandra Eramo, Brandon LaBelle, Georg Klein
How is human behavior shifting in an age of telematic possibilities? More than ever, the internet offers us ways to know about distant countries and places without the necessity of being there. This new type of access should extend one’s personal experience and sharpen the view onto foreign cultures. Instead, the political trend these days shows that the medial irruption of the unknown into our lives can also create incomprehension and fear of the “stranger”.
In contrast to what google shows under the term “Fernblick” – holiday places with view to beautiful landscapes – the exhibition offers a view into the distance by bringing into focus gestures and actions that form their own environments. Sound and listening are utilised as the means by which to define an artistic position between yearning, memory, homeland.
Satuday 20th January, 9pm
A die raum special event kindly hosted by Errant Sound featuring Sebastian Edin and Jens Settergren
Vestiges (Edin, 2017)
Effacement Cycles (Edin, 2017)
Topos (Edin & Settergren, 2018) world premiere
Artist talk / open discussion
This event marks the first international presentation of a collaborative work by Sebastian Edin and Jens Settergren. Working with a tropics-themed found sound library compiled solely from Hollywood feature films, the artists have composed the six-channel piece ‘Topos’. Drawing on notions of the post-acousmatic, the composers deploy a wide range of techniques and formal strategies assembled from the acousmatic and classical western music traditions. With this set of tools, they proceed to sculpt and structure the aforementioned material —thus juxtaposing and reading these divergent auditory fields through one another.
In addition to the premiere of ‘Topos’ the concert will include two pieces by Sebastian Edin, as well as a talk by the artists.
Over the last five years, Edin and Settergren have collaborated intensely on a wide variety of projects including performances, video works and sound installations. Their work draws connections between art, technology, culture and the collective imaginary—debating matters of experience and recollection, memory and writing, and technics and time.
‘Topos’ is a special event in connection with Jens Settergren’s upcoming exhibition in die raum – opening 27.01.2018