Dirty Ear Forum
sound, multiplicity and radical listening /

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 listening. 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 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, creating a highly active territory by which to engage issues of citizenry and representation, technology and the sensate, ecology and the inter-species, immaterial economy 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 putting into proximity the personal and the collective, the intimate and the global, resulting in a collective sound work distributed through the gallery space.

First edition:

Zeynep Bulut
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay
Ole Frahm
Anja Kanngieser
Brandon LaBelle
Anna Raimondo
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec
Åsa Stjerna

we thought to enact a form of coming together, where each can express their individual voice while also contribute to the sharing of ideas, searching for resonances and amplifications (room recording)

Workshop period: January 18th - 26th, 2013
Exhibition: January 27th - February 3rd

Errant Bodies
Kollwitzstrasse 97
10435 Berlin