BONN – Deutschland

July 1. – 10. 2021 Residency
Juli 9. Exhibition opening at Künstlerforum Bonn, from 6 – 10 pm
July 10. – 18. 2021 Exhibition, Künstlerforum Bonn, Mon. – Fri. 2 – 7 pm / Sat. + Sun. 11 am – 7 pm
Künstlerforum Bonn, Hochstadenring 22-24, 53119 Bonn
Admission free *

How do people listen in other cultures? What do cities on distant continents sound like? Do cities also change acoustically? What are the differences between them?

The international exchange project “sonotopia – the sonic explorers” by bonn hoeren on behalf of the Beethoven Foundation for Art and Culture sent six young European sound artists on artistic expeditions to four cities on four continents on the occasion of the Beethoven anniversary year. After residencies with two young local sound artists in each of the respective cities – Tehran, Dakar and Valparaiso/Bonn – all of the twelve artists came together in Bonn.

The final exhibition shows works created in Bonn, documents the working process and the individual works by the young artists, and reflects about the outcomes of the collaborations and the specifics of their local contexts.Materials, field recordings, sketches, traces, sound cartographies, ideas, artifacts, devices and atmospheres: What and how did the young sound artists hear and what did they experience during their time together? What remains?

Project leader: Carsten Seiffarth
Artistic directors: Carsten Seiffarth + Carsten Stabenow
Production: Markus Steffens
Exhibition production: Dirk Ufermann + Christian Hüsges

* Access to the exhibition according to the daily access regulations of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Impressions from the exhibition opening July 9