A Nomad’s Guide to Listening

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Performance and Reading by Budhaditya Chattopadhyay

October 28, 8 pm at Errant Sound, Berlin

Artist and writer Budhaditya Chattopadhyay will perform and read from his upcoming release A Nomad’s Guide to Listening (Touch, London). The work intends to contextualize contemplative thoughts triggered by a nomadic listener’s interaction with various intermingling auditory situations leaving their traces in field recordings.

The project considers the sounds of everyday as offering an entryway into a poetic-contemplative mood in which an itinerant traveller may indulge involving pre-cognition. Instead of negotiating the corporeal “objects” in everyday sounds, the traveller may prefer to remain detached as an elevated self and engage with the meditations and musings triggered by a nomadic mode of listening. Arguably, these poetic-contemplations and streams of thought emanate from the phenomenal world, but transcend toward the domain of mindfulness as an inward resonance of listening.

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay is an Indian-born media artist, researcher, and writer, currently living and working in Europe. Chattopadhyay’s work questions the materiality, site-specificity and object-hood of sound, and addresses the aspects of contingency, contemplation, mindfulness and transcendence inherent in listening. Chattopadhyay has received several fellowships, residencies and international awards.

A Nomad’s Guide to Listening is scheduled for a release in early 2017 on the renowned label Touch, London, as an artist’s book and interactive audio archive.

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Sound Matters or: What to do with the money?

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Berlin Art Week 2016

Errant Sound : : Project Space Award Berlin

Exhibition

Tue 13.9. – So 18.9. 17:00 – 20:00, and Friday 16.9.: 13:00 – 16:00

This year ‘Errant Sound – Project Space Berlin’ (formerly ‘Errant Bodies’) is awarded with the Project Space Award by the Senat of Berlin. Errant Sound group show works centering around sound matters and sound materialism, hereby also reflecting upon the way in which economic issues may arrest or fire the free imagination of the project space ethos.

Works by: Mario Asef, Alessandra Eramo, Peter Cusack, Georg Klein, Brandon LaBelle, Thom Kubli (with Jo-ey Tang), Ines Lechleitner, Laura Mello, Jutta Ravenna, Kirsten Reese, Antje Vowinckel, Jeremy Woodruff

Performance Program: Thu 15.9. 20:00 with: Alessandra Eramo + Ines Lechleitner, Kirsten Reese, Antje Vowinckel, Jeremy Woodruff, Peter Cusack

www.berlinartweek.de/de/programm

Place: Errant Sound (Errant Bodies), Kollwitzstr. 97, 10435 Berlin

Contact: errantsound@gmail.com / errantsound.wordpress.com

Award Ceremony

Friday 16.9. 2016 : Bar Babette, Karl-Marx-Allee 36, 10178 Berlin

17:30 : Talk with Chr. Kobald, Prof. Heinz Bude, Wibke Behrens, Lou Favorite, Anne Katrin Stork

19:30 : Award ceremony for project spaces and -initiatives moderate by Tim Renner (Kulturstaatssekretär)

21:00 : Project Space Party and performances    

more: www.berlinartweek.de / www.projektraeume-berlin.net

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Berlin Projektraum Prize

September 16th, 2016 – projektraum prize event at Bar Babette

Project Space Art Award
Project Space Party
Exhibitions of the award winners

The Berlin Network of Independent Project Spaces and Initiatives is a loose association existing since August 2009. The network aims to establish a long-term structure to enable new forms of cooperation and exchange, to express themselves politically and to advocate for the improvement of working conditions. More than 150 project spaces and initiatives are invited to regular meetings.

The network organizes the fifth award ceremony to award artistic project spaces and initiatives in the field of visual arts of the Berlin cultural administration within the Berlin Art Week. The Project Space Art Award with panels, awards ceremony and party will take place on September 16, 2016 at Bar Babette, Karl Marx Allee 36.

More information here