Sound, Art and Technology-poiesis – Spatial Composition

Daisuke Ishida
Sound, Art and Technology-poiesis – Spatial Composition

Seminar/Workshop in English, 3 SWS, 2 ECTS, 3 places
On Wednesdays, 16-19 h, weekly, starts 24.4.2019, Fasanenstr. 1B, room 214A, UNI.K | Studio Klangkunst und Klangforschung
Registration is required until the 14.4.2019 to
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Sound, Art and Technology-poiesis is a class for artistic praxis. Participants are encouraged to create a piece of individual/group work (e.g. an Installation, a performance, etc.) with any kind of ephemeral media under the given theme ”Spatial Composition”. This project focuses on the artistic exploration of time, space and ephemeral media with a perceiver centric view. We will form space and time perception for the perceiver.

Unlike solid material, ephemeral media can travel, be reflected, deflected, can refract and diffract and dissipate over time. These characteristics point to the direct dependence of ephemeral media on site and time. It is not merely directly perceived by a person after it has left its point of origin, may that be a sounding object, loudspeaker, fan, fog machine, origin of odor or light source etc., but its perception is indissociably connected with its location, surrounding, environment and the reciprocal influences.
We will aim to create site specific installations, performances, etc., that allow the perceivers to explore their own narrative of the pieces. An exhibition showcasing every work will conclude the project.

Daisuke Ishida (1980, Tokyo) is a Berlin based artist, working with sound and contemporary media, studied Political Science and Economics and Sound Studies in Japan and Germany respectively. He is interested in the consequence of artistic praxis and theory in sound, space and perception. His works explore the boundaries of ephemeral and time based media to open up new perspectives on spatialities, while his understanding of space extends from the physical, to the social and political realm. He strives to induce a multitude of complex individual experiences of space, that cause the spectator to reassess his/her understanding, position and relation to their physical and conceptual environment.
Since 2012, he is teaching at The Berlin University of the Arts, UNI.K Studio für Klangkunst und Klangforschung (Studio for Sound Art and Sound Research) and the master’s program Sound Studies and Sonic Arts. He was a recipient of the Work stipends New Music and Sound Art by the Berlin Senate in 2017. In 2002 he co-founded The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA which has received Honorary Mention of the Prix Ars Electronica 2004, Stiftung Niedersachsen work stipends 2009 at Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst.
Daisuke Ishida has presented his artistic activities in museums, festivals and galleries internationally such as Akademie der Künste (DE), Ars Electronica (AT), Arsenals of the Latvian National Museum of Art (LT), deaf - Dutch Electronic Art Festival (NL), Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst (DE), ICC - InterCommunication Center (JP), International Triennale of Contemporary Art Yokohama (JP), ISEA - Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (USA), MACO - Contemporary Art Museum of Oaxaca (MX), MART - Museum of Art, Rovereto and Trento (IT), MOT - Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (JP), Singuhr Hoergalerie (DE), Steim (NL), Transmediale (DE) and YCAM - Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (JP).