Event: Sonic Vibrations #7, Materiality of Sound at Spektrum Berlin
Sonic Vibrations is a series of hybrid events in Berlin presenting scientific and technological research applied to sound art, new musical instruments and installation art in form of exhibitions, conferences and live acts. Principles of Physics, Mathematics, Biology, Psychoacoustic, Body Anatomy and so on are used by artists creating media works which are pushing the definition of cross-disciplinary boundaries between technology and science applied to vibrational art.
Their 7th episode, Materiality of Sound, is taking place this weekend 28 and 29 of September at Spektrum Berlin. It present projects that get closer to the sonic phenomenon directly presented on stage in front of our eyes and ears as a form of scientific and artistic experiment. The materiality of sound, intended as a specific focus on using principles of the physical world to initiate a new listening into the matter, reveals the vibrational fundaments constituting our universe and unfolds the state of inter-connectivity in nature performing forces pervading multiple domains at the same time in the same space.
The evenings will start with lectures on the Materiality of Sound followed by the performances. On Friday, Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand will present their live performance Sonolevitation and also their installation Camera Lucida, that will be on display all week. On Saturday, Andrey Smirnov, a Moscow-based artist will present Laser Bugging, a performance inspired by Leon Theremin’s “Buran” eavesdropping system, developed in 1945 for KGB.
The event is part of Berlin Art Week 2018, taking place from 6-30 September 2018, the Berlin art scene hosts art fairs, exhibition openings, award ceremonies, artist films, and numerous special events. Highlights of this year’s programme include solo shows by Lee Bul at Gropius Bau. More information about the event and the artists here.
Text by CLOT Magazine (Twitter @clotmagazine)
(All photos from Sonolevitation-live performance, courtesy of artists Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand)