Dirty Ear Forum
sound, multiplicity and radical listening
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec
Workshop: January 19th – 20th, 2013
Opening: January 26th, 2013 – 7pm
Exhibition: January 27th – February 3rd, 1 – 5pm
Dirty Ear Forum focuses on contemporary sound culture and sonic practices as an expanded framework for rethinking knowledge structures and creative strategies, spatial demarcations and bodily identities, and for exploring modes of radical listening.
Bringing together leading international artists and researchers, the Forum is developed through an intensive workshop and aims to integrate diverse sonic methodologies and strategies of audition. It is the intention of the workshop to map out the auditory as a platform by which to imagine routes in and around the intensities of global culture. To (dis)figure a politics of the senses and the sensible.
Currents in sonic culture and audible practices have emerged as important intersections of research and production, defining a highly active territory by which to engage issues of citizenry and representation, technology and the sensate, ecology and inter-species communication, as well as immaterial economies and the transnational. The primary animations of the audible have come to reveal a paradigmatic frame for agitating disciplinary borders and tuning us toward a post-humanistic commons.
Dirty Ear Forum aims to map such a commons by integrating noise, ephemeral bodies, voicings, and the unsounded. Resulting in a collective sound work installed across multiple rooms, along with an archive of documents and propositions, the Forum creates an acoustical space aimed at multiplicity, interruption and punctuation, and public life.
The Forum is part of the reSource 003: P2P Vorspiel presented by Transmediale 2013 (www.transmediale.de) and CTM.13 (www.ctm-festival.de).