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In This Place of Safety [uk London]

40e34aeefd47453f9e40c082126d51c2_r.jpgIn This Place of Safety is a new large-scale outdoor audiovisual installation by artist Larisa Blazic, looking into how safe do we feel and why. The installation can be heard each day and seen each night at Novas Contemporary Urban Centre from July 14 – 20, 2008.

In This Place Of Safety (ITPOS) uses a building as a projection screen to explore intersections between temporary video interventions, architecture and art. It combines images of empty playgrounds projected across NOVAS gallery building facade and sound of children’s voices on a playground. Continue reading

Jul 2, 2008
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“Soundpockets” by HC Gilje

soundpocket3.jpgSoundpockets is a series of intimate sound interventions in public spaces. By using FM radiowaves, soundbeams and miniature speakers to create local pockets of sound, the different projects create private listening rooms, change the soundtracks of locations, and/or displace time and space.

Soundpocket 1 — created for Urban Interface, Oslo (2007) — was installed in a narrow passageway connecting two parts of the city. The soundbeam, which can be as narrow as 50 cm in diameter, was mounted on a pan/tilt head which made it possible to place the sounds very precisely in the passageway. Continue reading

Mar 14, 2008
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Live Stage: Moving Forest [de Berlin]

movingforest.jpgMoving Forest: Insurgency – presented by AKA the castle @ CONSPIRE, Transmediale08, House of World Cultures, Berlin :: February 1, 2008.

Moving Forest of the PEOPLE’S FRONT is conspiring with KEIN.ORG and INURA (International Network for Urban Research and Action) in a call for an INSURGENCY act. The Russians took Moltke bridge. The prisoners took JVA Moabit. We take the prisoners. We are all 129a. The walls are blasted. The data are mined. The phones are tapped. The lives of others. We listen through walls. The cities of others. We walk through walls.

Moving Forest, conceived by Shu Lea Cheang (Plenum, nodeLondon06) and Martin Howse (xxxxx, nodeLondon06), is a 12 hour 5 act sonic performance operating with public wifi and mobile technology – an expandable citywide operatic manoeuvre / intervention. Continue reading

Jan 28, 2008
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transmediale.08: Performances [de Berlin]

valve.jpgPerformances at transmediale.08: CONSPIRE – festival for art and digital culture, Berlin: Moving Forest by AKA the castle:: February 1, 2008, 11.00 am – 11.00 pm, all day performance at HKW and several locations in Berlin’s centre: Moving Forest is a 12-hour 5 act sonic performance operating with public wifi and mobile technology – an expandable citywide operatic manoeuvre/intervention. Derived from Kurosawa’s film version of Macbeth, Spider Web Castle, Moving Forest renders the film’s final sequences (12 minutes in length) into a 12-hour ‘sonica’ of grand scale. Moving Forest reinvents a modern edition of a Castle Central (here: the House of World Cultures) and a city in revolt. Continue reading

Jan 18, 2008
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Ha’Pzura [il Holon]

icda.jpgHa’PzuraSound art and experimental music event :: Sound Interventions: December 16-18, 2007 | Concert Series: December 13-15 & 18-22, 2007 | Exhibition closes March 1, 2008 :: The Israeli Center for Digital Art, 16 Yirmiyahu Street, Holon, 58835, Israel.

Ha’Pzura is an International event presented by the Israeli Center for Digital Art focused on the production and presentation of experimental music and sound projects. It includes an exhibition, concert series, sound intervention series and radio station being launched for sound art, experimental music, and art enthusiasts. Continue reading

Dec 14, 2007
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index.jpgIN[ ]EX is a distributed audio sculpture in which thousands of wooden blocks with embedded technology are released into the city to engage the public as active agents. IN[ ]EX invites audience activity, movement and interaction, as well as engages with the larger urban context as the blocks are dispersed throughout the city and culture in general.

The blocks are distributed through an array of interventions that reference early models of instruction-based participatory works. As the blocks circulate, they transmit data which is collected by mesh networks and processed to create a constantly remixed sound environment in a shipping container. Continue reading

Oct 1, 2007
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Jul 12, 2007
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“Vatnajokull (the sound of)” a Glacier

536589172_44a42bc5c9_o.jpgThe Guardian tells us today about a “unique work of art” that “invites viewers to phone a glacier in Iceland – and listen to its death throes, live, through a microphone submerged deep in the bitterly cold lagoon.” The weatherproof microphone thus “relays the splashes, creaks and groans as great masses of melting ice sheer off and crash into the water.” You just have to call the following number: +44 (0) 7758 225698 (a British mobile phone – non-Brits, beware huge long-distance fees!) to “make direct contact with the polar icecap.” (Live until June 13) Continue reading

Jun 11, 2007
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Micro Radio

microradio.jpgBy using records, cassettes, and a radio transmitter to perform live sound collages, Kristen Roos pays homage to the history of the phonograph, tape and radio as tools for the development of experimental sound art. His alternative use of commercial media is also a Situationist technique—detournement, in which a familiar medium is re-purposed to create something new.

The Micro Radio project started as a site-specific sound and radio project in 2005. It involved collecting site specific sounds, creating compositions, and broadcasting them back to the collection site. Roos stored the sounds on his laptop and broadcast using a low-power radio transmitter (capable of transmitting 150 feet). Continue reading

May 18, 2007
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Opera Calling

operacalling_telefone1_small.jpgOpera Calling is an artistic intervention into the cultural system of the Zurich Opera. By means of a audio-bug placed within the auditorium of the local opera house, the outside public is given access to the performances on stage. The performances are retransmitted to the public not through broadcasting, but by telephoning each person in Zurich individually.

Opera Calling is the first of three parts of a six-month-long exhibition at the Cabaret Voltaire in Zurich called «appropriate – manipulate – feed back!». It stands for the «appropriate»-part so to speak. It’s main aim is to explore the usefulness of as an artistic strategy of redirection and criticism.

Opera Calling is a project by Bitnik Media Collective and Sven König. Read a review at Furtherfield. Related [1] [2] [3] [4]

Apr 9, 2007
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