Workshop: Vibrations – Notions, Practice & Theory
When: October 2 – 5, 2023, 10 – 17 h
Where: Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin (HZT, Uferstraße 23,
13357 Berlin), Studio 11
Registration for UdK-students: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org - please state your course of study and your reason for being interested in this workshop
The workshop "Vibrations - Notions, Practice & Theory" led by Miriam Kongstad and Stefanie Egedy offers a comprehensive exploration of vibrations in art, sound, and movement. Over the course of 4 days, participants will engage in theoretical analysis, conceptual reflection, and practical application through bodily and sonic exercises. Departing from a foundational exploration of vibrations in physics and art, the workshop delves into notions around vibrations and their manifestations in artistic practices. Hands-on-exercises will enable participants to explore the embodiment of vibrations and develop a kinesthetic understanding of their impact on artistic creation. In a systematic progression, the workshop will consist of daily theoretical and practical input, collective reflections, and independent work to allow each participant to relate the experienced and reflected content to their individual practices and fields of study.
Miriam Kongstad (b. 1991, DK) is an artist based in Berlin and Copenhagen. Expanding from a background in choreography and performance, her practice is anchored in investigations of embodiment and the human body, whilst materializing as images, installations, performance, sculpture, and sound. Her work takes place in a social realm, visually depicting cultural and political structures surrounding the human body, with specific attention to habitual and naturalized movements and their identifications in popular culture. Miriam's work questions how currents and societies are changing bodies and ideals; and how bodies and ideals are changing societies, by exploring the metaphysical, organic, social, and spiritual aspects of inhabiting a body - the extended experience of being flesh.
Stefanie Egedy investigates sound as a composer of conceptual pieces, music, commissioned works, and electronic music. She is focused on researching possibilities with low-frequency sound, bodies, and subwoofers. Her work stems from installations to live performances as sonic propositions - building a body of work called BODIES AND SUBWOOFERS (B.A.S.). Sub-bass, bass, infrasound, subwoofers, and their therapeutical effects (relaxation, reduction of stress and anxiety) along with their capacity to make themselves present in a space, are the foundations of her artistic practice. Alongside possibilities of interaction between human/architectural bodies and sound waves, using field recordings, analog, and digital synthesis. Besieged by this scenario, Egedy articulates the cross-over between sonorous and musical language to investigate sonic communication between beings.