Sound moves between inside and outside. It disturbs what may appear static, while also providing moments of deep connection. It flows through the environment as temporal material lending dramatically to the experiences we have of being in particular buildings.
The project is developed as a conversation between sound and architecture. Working with architects, designers and artists from around the world, I sent them three audio recordings of my apartment in Berlin. Attempting to sound out the space, the recordings document the ambient, material and dimensional aspects of the apartment. The participants were then given the task of making a physical model of the apartment by using the sounds as their only source of information. In this way, a process of translation and interpretation developed, incorporating an understanding, however factual or fantastical, of the auditory into rendering a spatial form.
For the opening of the exhibition, the new publication “Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear Vol. 2” (edited by Brandon LaBelle & Claudia Martinho, published by Errant Bodies Press) will be presented with a specially constructed display by the artist Riccardo Benassi.
Place: General Public, Schönhauser Allee 167c 10435 Berlin.
Duration: June 24rd – 26th, 2011.
Special Date: Sunday, June 26 at 20h00; discussion with Brandon LaBelle, Shintaro Miyazaki and Jan Thoben, on sound, architecture and listening.
Opening Times: Friday, June 24 & Saturday, June 25, 4 – 6pm.