Fachtagung zu performativer Klangkunst – READY MAKING – on the object-based know-how and auditory knowledge in sound performances
23. & 24. May 2021 Errant Sound & Flutgraben – no public access! – we will update here the detailed program with informations about streaming
The event format READY MAKING, curated by Janine Eisenächer and Steffi Weismann, 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 on the materiality of sound spaces and spatial listening (#2), episode #3 discusses the aspect of affordance, the “offering character” of an object. Is it possible to speak of acoustic affordances? How do artists deal with it? How relevant is the playful handling of things and their misappropriation?
Part of the artistic research programme on May 23rd and 24th 2021 are the (composer-)performers Fernanda Farah and Christian Kesten (Berlin), Gwendoline Robin (Brussels), Gisela Hochuli, Valerian Maly and Klara Schilliger (Switzerland), and the sound and cultural scientist Holger Schulze (University of Copenhagen).
curators: Janine Eisenächer, Steffi Weismann; technical assistance & documentation: Julia Cremers
funded by Initiative Neue Musik Berlin (INM) and swiss arts council Pro Helvetia, supported by Errant Sound e.V.
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 listening 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.