event, exhibition, series


Jun 2021  

Image: Annette Krebs photographed by Udo Siegfriedt

READY MAKING #4 Microphoning/ Microscoping
Exhibition, Concert/Performance and Discourse

2. – 11.7.2021
Errant Sound and Hošek Contemporary

with works by Ryoko Akama, Annette Krebs, Theresa Schubert, Erin Sexton and Peter Strickmann

Note: The first weekend 2-4 July, READY MAKING #4 takes place at project space Errant Sound and at the Ship Hošek Contemporary! The locations are at walking distance from one another. The second weekend 9-11 July the event takes place at Errant Sound and via live stream. Streaming link: https://youtu.be/cAmaBLDpuoM. Find the detailed program below.

The event series READY MAKING is dedicated to the presentation and exploration of sonic actions on and with objects and materials. Selected performances and installations are assembled under a different thematic focus in each edition and discursively accompanied by lectures, artist talks and the dialogue-based video interviews “Mind the Sound”. After initially focusing on the objects themselves as co-performers and things with their own agency (#1) and subsequently dealing with the materiality of sound spaces and spatial practices and listening (#2), the most recent thematic focus was on the aspect of sonic affordances (#3). Episode #4 is devoted to various forms of microphoning matter, material, and things that we do not (cannot) hear otherwise, and discusses this sound-practical action as a process of acoustic microscopy. What kind of sound-practical action is miking? How can we listen into things, into matter, thanks to this technology? By means of audio-visual installations and sound/ concert performances, this series moves to the particle level, to the micro-dimensions of sound (actions).

Part of this program of the artistic research-series are the artists, musicians/ (composer-)performers Ryoko Akama (UK), Erin Sexton (NO), Annette Krebs, Theresa Schubert and Peter Strickmann (Berlin), and the musicologist and sound researcher Elena Ungeheuer (University of Wuerzburg).

The title READY MAKING sets the art-historical concept of the ‘ready-made’ in motion and in sound-spatial performance. Musicians and performers enter into a tactile communication process with the objects and their acoustic properties and put them into relation with the actual space. The connection between “sound-practical action” (Elena Ungeheuer) and listening opens up a sensual- aesthetic and ecological-political space of perception and action. Based on this, with READY MAKING we would like to highlight and question the genre of sound performance as a model of hearing co-existence for human-thing and human-space relations. The things are thereby actors and carriers of knowledge and cultural memory at the same time.

curated by Janine Eisenächer and Steffi Weismann
technical assistance and documentation: Julia Cremers, Elif Gülin Soğuksu, Seiji Morimoto
funded by the Initiative Neue Musik (INM) Berlin


2nd to 4th July (Fri-Sun), Errant Sound and Hošek Contemporary

Friday 2.7. exhibition opening
Double opening at Errant Sound and Hošek Contemporary

Errant Sound, 18:00 – 21:00
Theresa Schubert: “inside an inside forest” (audio-visual and spatial installation, 2021)
Ryoko Akama: „we are on a balancing act“ (kinetic sculpture, 2021)

Hošek Contemporary, 19:00 – 22:00
Erin Sexton: “Psychic Technology” (installation, 2021)

Saturday 3.7. concert and exhibition
exhibition at Errant Sound and Hošek Contemporary: 16:00 – 20:00

concert at Hošek Contemporary: 20:00
Annette Krebs: “Konstruktion #4: Concert for objects, strings, voice, live electronics and five loudspeakers” (2021, UA), with CD release (Ticket: 6-10 €)

Sunday 4.7. exhibition
Errant Sound 16:00 – 20:00
Hošek Contemporary: 16:00 – 21:00 (closing)

Image: Peter Strickmann, 2021

Friday 9.7. performance and exhibition
Errant Sound 16:00 – 21:00

Performance 18:30 and 20:00, Peter Strickmann: „Dozing Pieces/ Wache Sachen“ (2021), Objects / Performance
Artist Talk with Annette Krebs, Theresa Schubert und Peter Strickmann, moderated by Janine Eisenächer

Saturday 10.7. exhibition
Errant Sound 16:00 – 21:00

Sunday 11.7. closing event with discourse and streaming
Errant Sound 16:00 – 19:00 exhibition
Errant Sound 19:00 – 21:00 event combined with live stream (via Zoom and YouTube)

19:00 Impulse contribution by Elena Ungeheuer & Christoph Schuller (video), followed by online presentations and artist talks by Erin Sexton and Ryoko Akama and an open discussion (in English), moderated by Janine Eisenächer

Streaming link: https://youtu.be/cAmaBLDpuoM

Entrance concert/performance at the 3rd of July and the 9th of July 10€/6€ (donation basis).
Limited space! Please reserve a ticket via email at info@readymaking.com. Visitors must present either a negative rapid test-result or proof of a full vaccination protection or of having recovered from Covid-19. Please, bring your FFP2 mask, too.