Dirty Ear Forum #9

Dirty Ear Forum #9

sound, multiplicity and radical listening

In collaboration with the department of Art and Communication Practices (KKP), University of Applied Arts Vienna.

Wednesday 20. 3. 2019 Vordere Zollamtsstraße 7, A-1030 Vienna,

Workshops for students: VAZ 7 SR 27 

Sign in until 18. 3. 2019 per email to: ricarda.denzer@uni-ak.ac.at  (limited number of participants)

10:00 – 12:30h  Workshop with Karen Werner (sociolgist, soundartist, radio maker): 

Radio Autoethnography

Producing a hands-on radio broadcast with our own transmitter, participants will experiment with the materials, methods, and metaphors of radiophonic space (presence, absence, chance, fragility of signal, decay…) as it connects to documentation and creation of the self. Keeping in mind some core claims about liquid modernity, our broadcast into the air will be an experiential convergence with sonic liquidity and liquid acoustics.

14:00- 16:30h  Workshop with Fouad Asfour ( linguist, writer, researcher): 


This interactive parcour invites art students to re-enact embodied knowledges and creativities so as to sound out the potentialities of Walter Mignolo’s “decolonial aestheSis” as option. The parcour is part of a research project into the soundwork of language. In a series of small exercises, small groups will tune into the sense-perception/aisthesis of the oral repertoire, moving from reasoning to resonating body.

For all public:

17:30 – 18:15   Brandon LaBelle presenting the book Sonic Agency: Sound and Emergent Forms of Resistance. 

Published in 2018 by Goldsmiths Press. 

18:30 – 20.30  Panel Talk on questions of sound, listening and voice.

On the podium: Karen Werner, sociolgist, soundartist, radio maker, Fouad Asfour, linguist, writer, researcher, Anamarija Batista, curator, art historian, Brandon LaBelle, artist, writer and theorist, professor for media art Bergen, Kristina Pia Hofer, researcher, lecturer, performer and musician, aka Radio – angewandte kunst audio (Huda Takriti & Hector Schofield). 

Moderation: Ricarda Denzer, artist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.

Friday 22. 3. & Saturday 23. 3. 2019 19:00 – 23:00 at the Arena Bar, Margaretenstraße 117, 1150 Vienna

“Acoustic Club Workshop” , performances with invited guests.

This edition of the Dirty Ear Forum aims to consider acoustics as a political question which impacts onto who or what is heard within given environments. Acoustics will be captured as a performative framework to collectively experiment with sonic materiality, voice and musical expression, and discourses around urban life and social struggles. In particular, the notion of a “liquid acoustics” will be mobilised. Liquid acoustics is understood to enable the circulation of the unheard or the bounded: A sonic liquidity that adapts to given conditions in order to cross borders, bypass obstacles, and leak into cracks and crevices. Liquid acoustics may flood the designated arenas of speech with an excess of meaning, laughter, sharing, or through a silence that resists the dictates of the properly spoken. Extending from Zygmunt Bauman’s concept of “liquid modernity”, the Forum will contend with the potentialities and problematics of our contemporary liquid state. This will take place through a series of mini-workshops and shared discussions with participants in collaboration with University of Applied Arts Vienna, as well as through the presentation of events under the heading “experimental research club” held at the Arena Bar. These sessions will adopt the situation of the Bar as a performative space for types of research action, including the staging of materials developed in the Forum, performative works by invited guests, and the crafting of an experimental sociality. 

Dirty Ear Forum is an ongoing artistic platform initiated in 2013 by Brandon LaBelle. This edition is organized by Ricarda Denzer and Brandon LaBelle in collaboration with participating artists and researchers, including: Karen Werner, Fouad Asfour, Kristina Pia Hofer, aka – angewandte kunst audio, Anamarija Batista and Jelena Petrovic. Additional collaboration with Art and Communication Practices (KKP) University of Applied Arts Vienna, and Kunstradio. More on: http://dirtyearforum.net