About the project
German sound artist Lasse-Marc Riek uses field recording to explore acoustic ecology, bio-acoustics and soundscapes. Together with the Norwegian not-for-profit organization PRAKSIS, the idea evoked to create a project that takes its starting point from questions Riek addresses in his practice. They include:
- What can sound tell us about how the world is changing and our future?
- What effects are human-generated soundscapes having on biodiversity and climate?
- In what ways can ecological change be represented to instigate meaningful change?
About the participants
Sound and the act of listening relate to the passing of time, and accordingly to how time is spent. In her ongoing project, Sonic Propagation, the artist uses transducer technology to transmit sound by using various physical materials as membranes, allowing her to explore new approaches towards sound, place and reality. Austeen’s artistic practice is based on field recordings, site-specific installations, participatory projects, musical productions, performance and commissioned art projects. She is recently engaged in South North Sound Exchange, a commissioned art project at Sørumsand High School. She is part of Reality-based Audio Workshop – a collaborative project with Nordic sound artists.
Kazmi recently graduated with an MFA in Art and Public Space at Oslo National Academy of the Arts. She has been selected as a fellow at RAW Académie Session 8 entitled Tour de Table. She has worked as a research trainee for HUMAN Documentary Film Festival 2020 and has also participated at Food Art Film Festival at the Jan Van Eyck Academie. She lives and works in Oslo, Norway.
Maria works with Dresden based theater network, fachbetrieb rita grechen. During 2020 she has initiated a online writing circle where ownership of material is shared, and texts are "recylcled" other group members. This project began as a workshop alongside fachbetrieb rita grechen's former work Piece of silence.
Her Sami roots and the oral tradition of knowledge production in the north, are themes she has brought into her work and research recently.
Lasse-Marc has received scholarships and participated in artist-in-residence programs in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is co-founder of the label Gruenrekorder, which since 2001 has concentrated on soundscapes, field recordings and electro-acoustic compositions and works in these contexts with artists and scientists on an international level. More information at: www.lasse-marc-riek.de
Recent Exhibitions/ screenings/Projects include Spectra festival ( 2019 SCT), Laboratory For Aesthetics and Ecology, M/Others and Future Humans, (2019-, DK), Henie Onstad Contemporary Art Center (2019, NO), Factory Light, (2019, NO), Difrazioni (2019,IT), Adelson Gallery, Boston (2019,USA), The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2019, USA), Mountain Time Arts, Bozeman Montana ( 2018) and Open Out Festival in Tromsø (2018,NO). In 2018/2019 she was awarded a Tufts Institute on the Environment Research Fellowship from Tufts University and a Postgraduate Teaching Fellowship in Media Arts at School of the Museum of Fine Arts.
In 2014, together with Tomás Tello –an experimental musician living in Portugal— he founded the Sonic Melting collective to start producing a set of field recordings of the ice of the Quelccaya as it melts. These recordings offer a sonic narration of Valdivia’s encounter with the Quelccaya that seeks to present an alternative approach to the complexity of the Anthropocene: namely, one which is not limited by visuality. His work on sound includes collaborations with various sound artists including Stuart Hyatt, Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Gazelle Twin, and Mary Lattimore, and has been featured in Motherboard – Vice, The Wire Magazine, GlacierHub, and other media.
This residency extends over a six-month period. Initially, 2 x two-week-long periods of group residency activity based in Oslo were planned. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the first two parts of the project will be realised digitally. Externs are invited to watch the development of the residencies` dialogue via digital platforms and their outcome presented in Oslo in October.
You will find more information about upcoming events on the PRAKSIS facebook page.
Part one: Introduction and Research via digital platforms
30 April 2020 - 1 October 2020
Multiple intensive sessions on the digital platform Zoom allowed the participants to introduce their practices and share ideas with an international public audience. Their aim was to define the residency’s foci, look at work being done in the field, and discuss its possible directions, intentions and methods. Reviews can be found here.
The dialogue will continue in regular online meetings until September.
|Tue 1 September||Mikel R. Nieto; Oil and climate|
|Tue 9 September||Conversation: Annea Lockwood and Leah Barclay; Contemporary history and change of rivers (recordings/project introductions and subsequent discussion between the three.)|
|Tue 15 September||Budhaditya Chattopadhyay; Unrecord: Demodernising and/or uncolonising sound objects.|
|Tue 29 September||Hildegard Westerkamp; Modification of the recording
Possible topic is about current or early experiences with field recordings and changes in approach.
Part two: Implementation and Results, based in Oslo
Arrival 5 October 2020 - Departure 17 October 2020
Residents will unite to discuss, install and disseminate project outcomes. Potential formats include interviews, sound collages/compositions, archival displays, visualizations, performances, actions in urban spaces, and more.
Exchange across borders and disciplines is vital for building strong creative practice and cultural understanding and generating change.
PRAKSIS was established in 2015 in response to this problem. Founded by artist Nicholas John Jones, PRAKSIS is a not-for-profit organisation that works with experienced creative professionals and other bodies to facilitate thematically focused, supportive residencies for local and international practitioners and thinkers. PRAKSIS builds communities linking makers and theorists at all career stages. It does not charge participant and welcomes applications for each residency from anyone with relevant experience and interests.
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