by hannah on Februar 9, 2011
Mi. 9. Feb. 2011, 19h
Ort: Buchhandlung Walther König
Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life
Published by Continuum Books, New York
From underground environments to the home, Brandon LaBelle traces the cultural and social movements of auditory life. Acoustic Territories continues the author’s interest in sonic culture and extends his earlier work, Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art, elaborating on understandings of sonic materiality and experience. LaBelle follows sound as it appears in specific auditory designs, as it is mobilized within various cultural projects, and ultimately queries how it comes to circulate through everyday life as a medium for social transformation.
In celebration of its release, the author will present a performative reading aiming for the dynamics of sound culture and acts of listening.
* Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer. His work explores the space between sound and sociality, using performance and sited constructions as creative supplements to existing conditions. He is the author of “Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art” (2006) and “Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life” (2010). His work has been featured at the Mario Mazzoli gallery, Berlin (2011), Sonic Acts, Amsterdam (2010), A/V Festival, Newcastle (2008, 2010), MuseumsQuartier/TONSPUR, Vienna (2009), 7th Bienal do
Mercosul, Porto Allegro, Brazil (2009), Center for Cultural Decontamination, Belgrade (2009), Casa Vecina, Mexico City (2008), Fear of the Known Festival, Cape Town (2008), Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam (2003, 2007), Ybakatu Gallery, Curitiba, Brazil (2003, 2006, 2009), Singuhr Gallery, Berlin (2004), Whitney Museum, NY (2001) and ICC, Tokyo (2000). In addition his Prototypes for the Mobilization and Broadcast of Fugitive Sound was exhibited at the Enrico Fornello gallery, Prato, and Plex gallery, Copenhagen (2007), and his ongoing project on radio memories was presented at the Robert Desnos public
library, Paris (2005) and Radio Revolten, Halle (2006). He also collaborates within the collective working group, Surface Tension, and the working team, e+l.