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Dear friends of SoundS,


From January 15 - March 15, 2021, SoundsAbout is delighted to join CTM and Transmediale’s Vorspiel program, carving out an OTIUM for artists from UdK’s Sound Studies and Sonic Arts community to build and share sounding works with the public via digital platforms.


Otium is an invitation to think of leisure not as the opposite of production, not as an activity of standardized consumption into which society falls when faced with free-suspended time, but as a matter of thinking-practice, a passage opened from the potential to act, and as an activity that cultivates the desire for becoming of the one who practises it, the desire to raise oneself above oneself.


Otium is a platform for artistic gestures and creative movements of self-shaping through self-discipline and self-practise, a platform for the will of self-production as self-other through techniques of becoming, for poetics to the precise extent that it is a poiesis. It is a space for self-shaping which makes sense as a social sculpture, in which the social is a memory that tends towards oblivion.


The full program will be streamed live via our Twitch channel: www.twitch.tv/udkberlin_sounds, after which an archive of previously presented works will be available on our website about.sounds.berlin.



A detailed schedule can be found here (fb)


SoundsAbout is a long-term collaboration of the Master’s program Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at the University Berlin with the gallery Zwitschermaschine. For three months every year, we set up a project space to present and discuss, question and celebrate the work and ideas of our students and their guests. 


Potsdamer Straße 161
10783 Berlin




Foto: Kathrin Scheidt


Best regards,
Prof. Volker Straebel

Universität der Künste Berlin
Sound Studies and Sonic Arts (MA) | Director


Herausgeber: Universität der Künste Berlin, Der Präsident
Verantwortlich: Universität der Künste Berlin
Texte/ Redaktion: SoundsAbout committee, Kathrin Scheidt
Fotos: SoundsAbout, Kathrin Scheidt
UdK Berlin Career College
Masterstudiengang Sound Studies and Sonic Arts
Postfach 12 05 44 | 10595 Berlin



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