WAVEGUIDES workshop: placing sounds in space, site-specific and site-responsive approach to sound installation

11. - 17. 4. 2018

WAVEGUIDES workshop takes place as a part of the homonymous exhibition project by Donia Jourabchi and Taufan ter Weel at GAMU (Gallery AMU) and will result into an addition to their sound installation.

Workshop contents:

  1. Site-specific / site-responsive installation
  2. Particularities of space (acoustic properties and spatial dimensions, physical infrastructure, entanglement with surrounding: social, political, economic, cultural and technological)
  3. Site-extractions / recycling noises
  4. Radio transmission / sound recording
  5. Site-specific and site-responsive approach to develop a sound installation. How can we tune our listening to somewhere specific? How to define the particularities of a location in sound and space? Particularities of space (acoustic properties and spatial dimensions, physical infrastructure, entanglement with surrounding: social, political, economic, cultural and technological)

Recommended reading:

Spaces Speak, Are You Listening? by Barry Blesser and Linda-Ruth Salter
Sound Art and Spatial Practices: Situating Sound Installation Art Since 1958 by Gascia Ouzounian
Sonic Experience, A Guide To Everyday Sounds by Jean-Francois Augoyard and Henry Torgue

About the lecturers:

Donia Jourabchi (BE) is a sound explorer of contextual relations between body and space within the materiality of sound — an experimental approach towards a spatial practice of sound by designing spatial and sonic trategies that can be potential mechanisms of engaging the social within the physical space. She was involved in numerous collaborations, such as sound system design, public interventions, experimental music, dance and choreography, electroacoustic sound techniques and improvisation, sound registration, spatial amplification, installations and compositions, self-made instruments, radiophonic art, and graphic design. Her works question situated knowledges manifested in the physicality of sound, reflecting on the social conditions in the context-dependent and community-based articulation of site-specificity.

Taufan ter Weel (NL) is an architect, sound artist and researcher with an interdisciplinary approach at the intersection of sonic practice and socio-spatial research on urban problematics in relation to politico-economic processes. Besides carrying out collaborative and independent projects, he works as guest teacher (2014-present) at TU Delft’s Faculty of Architecture (Theory Chair), where he also received his master degree in architecture with honorable mention in 2009. He has worked as part-time instructor (2009-2012) and guest teacher (2013-2014) at The Hague University of Applied Sciences (Built Environment department), where he earlier received his Bachelor degree in 2006. Furthermore, he worked as urban researcher (2009-2010) for Cohabitation Strategies in Rotterdam, and was artistic leader (2010-2012) and co-leader (2013-2014) of Blikopener Festival & Productions, a yearly theatre, performance and installation art festival in Delft. He performs live electronic music since 2001 and followed the Institute of Sonology’s one-year course program (2011-2012) at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.

Date and time: 11. – 17. 4. 2018 (exact times to be specified)
Lecturers:
Donia Jourabchi and Taufan ter Weel
Language of instruction:
English
Target group:
AMU, AVU, UMPRUM students / interested practicioners (no previous experience required)
Contact person: Sara Pinheiro – mail@sarapinheiro.com

In order to apply, please send a short motivation letter (max. 1 norm page) at mail@sarapinheiro.com by 1 April 2018.

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