Anthony Kelly & David Stalling
Conjure – audiovisual installation
ANIMA MUNDI #4 – exploring environmental relationships through Sound Art and cultural exchange
Exhibition Opening: 7th November 2023, 7 pm
Opening hours: 10.-12.11. & 16.-19.11., 4 pm to 8pm
Errant Sound, Rungestr. 20, 10179 Berlin
As part of ANIMA MUNDI #4, Errant Sound presents “Conjure”, a Sound Art-exhibition by Ireland-based artists Anthony Kelly and David Stalling, who are also the founders of the Irish label Farpoint Recordings. Part of their visit to Berlin is the live sound performance with their band Strange Attractor at Liebig 12 on November 8th from 5 pm to 9 pm.
Curated and organised by Janine Eisenächer (Errant Sound), Bartosz Nowak (Miejski Osrodek Sztuki), Allegra Solitude (Liebig 12), and Natalie Krekhno.
Anthony Kelly & David Stalling: Conjure
“Conjure“ is a calling-to-mind of sounds and images; well-known tunes reminiscent of particular times and places, appearing seemingly out of nowhere and then disappearing again. Using their collaborative practice of gathering field recordings and other sonic and visual raw materials, Kelly and Stalling will create a series of small-scale audiovisual interventions for the exhibition spaces at Errant Sound and MOS in response to the project theme ANIMA MUNDI like fleeting memories in a vast field of useless information.
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 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 Poznan-based and Berlin-based artists at Errant Sound in November 2022. After #3, that is currently shown at Miejski Ośrodek Sztuki in Gorzów (29.10. – 3.12.2023), #4 presents an exhibition at Errant Sound as well as a series of concert performances by the Irish band Strange Attractor in Berlin, Szczecin, Gorzów and Poznan.
Errant Sound has been dedicated to experimental work in sound-related arts, including installation, performance, fieldwork, voice, radio and spatial practices. Through exhibitions, presentations, events, residencies and workshops, Errant Sound 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 and its artistic communities. However, it defines itself as a sound art gallery – not a concert space. Founded in 2010 by Brandon LaBelle as Errant Bodies, the project space, since 2013, is managed and developed through a working group comprised of artists, researchers, curators, and writers focusing on sound research and sonic practices. Since 2016 it operates under the title Errant Sound, and since 2017 the group is registered as an official association Errant Sound e.V. (non-profit art association). The working group develops initiatives and an experimental program of presentations, events, and exhibitions not only in their project space but also in public space and other locations. Errant Sound is, from the very beginning of its existence, very well connected with Berlin-based and international Sound Art-scenes, having presented many local and international sound artists and theorists from Europe, Northern and Latin America, and partly from Asia, Africa and Australia as well. It regularly curates and organizes the Sound Art-festival “Dystopia”, which puts a focus on a different region each time (last editions: Turkey, Brazil).
Liebig 12 acts as an independent non-profit initiative & community in Berlin since 2011, oriented as a cross-disciplinary laboratory encouraging the exchange between artists, curators, researchers, cultural activists and flaneurs.
Our ANIMA MUNDI-cooperation partners:
ANIMA MUNDI #4 is co-funded by Culture Ireland and Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Gesellschaftlichen Zusammenhalt Berlin (Basisförderung Errant Sound)