exhibition, series


Nov 2023  

Group exhibition 28. Oct. – 3. Dec. 2023 at Miejski Ośrodek Sztuki, Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland

Mario Asef, Anthony Kelly & David Stalling, Verena Lercher, Jutta Ravenna, Gerriet Krishna Sharma, and Steffi Weismann

ANIMA MUNDI #3 – exploring environmental relationships through Sound Art and cultural exchange

Opening: 28th October 2023, 5pm – 8pm

with performances by Mario Asef and Steffi Weismann

Curated and organised by Janine Eisenächer (Errant Sound), Bartosz Nowak (Miejski Ośrodek Sztuki) and Natalie Krekhno.

Verena Lercher: “dIAlogues” (audiovisual sonic sculpture, 2023), in the background Gerriet K. Sharma: “melt” (sculptural 6-channel sound installation, 2009), Photo: Julia Cremers

ANIMA MUNDI is a pan-European project that is based on cooperation and exchange of experiences in the fields of Sound Art and sonic Performance Art, addressing issues of environmental changes, ecology, and sustainability. The specificity of sound-related artistic practices lies in its strong connection to the environment. As sound artists particularly deal with questions on space and its very conditions, and as they often perform recordings and field activities in nature, urban environments or in relationship to architecture, their practice is strongly relational. These themes are reflected by ANIMA MUNDI’s focus on the multiple and diverse relationships between human and non-human beings and things as well as between them and their surroundings. In dealing with human-non-human interactions and in shaping shared (perceptions of) spaces through sound, a new sensitivity and attentiveness towards the matter of life come into being through sonic, multisensual and multisensory experiences, which become the starting point for a deeper understanding of our coexistence and entanglements with the world.

ANIMA MUNDI #3 is a Sound Art-exhibition at MOS in Gorzów presenting audiovisual and multichannel sound installations, sonic sculptures, and sound performances of Berlin-based and Ireland-based artists, who are part of the cooperation project. The individual works let the audience experience the transformation of matter, material and of our environment, and they let them travel to different places, landscapes and situations of human-non-human interrelations.

ANIMA MUNDI started in 2022 as a collaboration between the renowned Sound Art-project space Errant Sound (Berlin), the space for experimental music and cross-disciplinary exchange Liebig 12 (Berlin), Miejski Ośrodek Sztuki and Terminal 08 (Gorzów). This year, the project welcomes our new project partners Farpoint Recordings (Dublin). ANIMA MUNDI #1 consisted of a sound performance-event with Berlin-based sound artists at Miejski Ośrodek Sztuki and two sound installations at Terminal 08 last year in October, and it was followed by #2, a Sound Art-exhibition with Szczecin-based and Berlin-based artists at Errant Sound in November 2022. Again, this edition (#3) will be followed by a Sound Art-exhibition (#4) at Errant Sound in November and a series of concert performances by the Irish band Strange Attractor in Berlin, Szczecin, Gorzów and Poznan.

Steffi Weismann: Bagno/Swamp (2023, audiovisual installation and performance) Video Still: Steffi Weismann
Mario Asef: “Language of/in Things“ (video and text/ performance and installation, 2021/2023), Foto: Mario Asef

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ANIMA MUNDI #3 is co-funded by Culture Ireland and Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt Berlin (Basisförderung Errant Sound)