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The Acoustic FormArmin Lorenz Gerold, Agnès Pe and Nuno da Luz
19-20 April 2019
Auditorium Centro Botín. Muelle de Albareda, Paseo de Pereda, s / n. 39004, Santander.
Thinking through the relation of sound to expanded forms of perception, The Acoustic Form animates a series of practices bond together by the notion of echolocation. A kind of sound-navigation process that helps whales to position and voyage through space –even in the darkest of waters–, echolocation makes us question our phonocentric understanding of sound.
At a moment when modes of sonic representation and transmission bring into earshot sound from previously unheard realms – the deep sea, the inside of our heads, outer space (1); when new technologies make it possible to conjoin hearing and deaf worlds through a common currency of vibration; the definition of ‚‘sound‘‘ expands to access worlds previously inaudible, even unimagined.
Are not sonic vibrations, rhythms and cadences an impulse to merge with our environments? A means for connectivity and belonging? An invitation to melt into the geometry of the world? In an attempt to answer these questions, The Acoustic Form imagines spaces and acoustic situations that interrogate the cultural definition of sound, as well as concepts such as perception, consciousness and sensoriality.
Atmospheric disturbancesApril 19 | 7:30 pm, approx. 45 Minutes
Stage adaption of an audio play written for the same titled solo exhibition at LambdaLambdaLambda, Kosovo, 2018
Audio: 45 min, performance combining live reading by the artist and pre-recorded interludes featuring the voice of Mathea Hoffmann. Visual: Projection of a film including animated drawings by the artist and animations by Michael Amstadt (error.vision)
Atmospheric Disturbances is an audio visual play tracing the routes of two characters, strung together perhaps as siblings – sounding an emerging global dissonance in weather phenomenons, shifting geographies and ghostly historic frequencies.
Most of us must bear some cognitive dissonance – between knowing the need for radical change, and having to go about our business in the world as it currently is. (1)
(1) Simon Brackenborough, The Dance of Death, Corymbus
Stills of Atmospheric Disturbances, 45 min. film including animated drawings by the artist and animations by Michael Amstadt (error.vision)
Atmospheric Disturbances at the Acoustic Form, 19-20 April 2019, Centro Botin, Santander, Spain