Econew-mics: Ethnology of Crisis

Nov 2012  

Econew-mics: Ethnology of Crisis
Opening: Monday, November 12, 8:00pm 
(thereafter opening hours Tue. and Thur. 1:00 – 7:00pm or by appointment until 30.11.2012: Jeremy@neue-musikschule-berlin.de)
Project and exhibition of works:
Ylva Bentancor with Gustavo Bentacor and Mike Majkowski
Christopher DeLaurenti
Jeremy Woodruff
Participants from the graduate seminar, Sights and Sounds of the Crisis
Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin
Organized by Jeremy Woodruff as part of a residency at Errant Bodies.

“What does the crisis sound like?” and “What does the crisis look like?”

In Construction Work: Sights and Sounds of the Crisis, a graduate research seminar at the Institute for European Ethnology of the Humboldt University uses audio and visual media to conduct specific ethnographic inquiries into the economic crisis at various locations throughout Berlin, Europe and its borders, and extending to North America. By displaying unfinished raw audio, video, and textual materials in this forum they create a space for collaboration, feedback and exchange with you, the visitor. www.teachingthecrisis.net


“When we make sounds about something we believe in, who listens?”
Ylva Bentancor presents When People Gather. Soundscape music in the subject of the voice of the opinion, the sounds we make to tell about something important.  A play upon the sounds of the people who show what they stand for through a meta-narrative musical investigation of political sound.  Christopher DeLaurenti presents Live at Occupy Wall Street, May Day 2012. Binaural recordings of highlights of the soundscape of protest.
“Can we re-tune the economy with sound?” 
Sounds of Sociality, a video composition by Jeremy Woodruff capturing sources of sound occurring in the “regular” soundscape of the neighboring Zula Hummus Café in Prenzlauer Berg, was presented at Errant Bodies to a group of participants. After a discussion of the sounds, the group set out for the Café. While together there socially, pre-decided sounds (musical and non-musical) were performed that were conditioned by the perspectives brought out in the discussion. For the exhibition, the resultant video documentation of the dinner is presented next to the first video composition.