Sound Systems 2020 – Acoustic Perspectives in the year of Covid-19

The Installation Sound Systems 2020 refers sonically to the past months of 2020. Not only concert halls, but also the city quieted down, while the private interiors became more livelier. The heart of the exhibition is a multi-channel sound installation at the “Stellwerk” in Kassel, which presents all artists sound pieces/audio testimonies in a loop.

Involved in this project are students and faculty members of Kunsthochschule Kassel, London College of CommunicationHochschule für Musik MainzEdinburgh College of Art and Columbia University in the City of New York 

Curated and Conceptualised by Joshua Weitzel, Cat Woywod and Samuel Nerl as part of a cooperation project by Konzept-Verein, Stellwerk and Galerie Feiertag

Presented Artists (Installation):

Nicola Hein 

Nicol Parkinson


Wingel Mendoza

Cat Woywod 

Joshua Weitzel

2020, Collaboration, Installation, Sound

Sound Systems 2020 – KW 36

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Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic this Exhibition was in hiatus since March 2020, and thanks to the effort of many people the exhibition was finalised in a virtual form and in a restricted physical form.

awes-somebody website was build by Bo Biallas, works by Bo Biallas, Lucine S. Moschref, Adina Schinauer and Cat Woywod

2020, Collaboration, Installation, Interactive, Sound

“_somebody” Online Exhibit for LSKH Frankfurt a.M.

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http://homeasdessert.com

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic the artschool was closed in March 2020. Students and Professors were inspired to re-invent and organize the annual university exhibition in new ways. “HOMEASDESSERT” is a interactive website, realized by Hannes Drescher (https://krisekrise.itch.io), which hosts all projects by students of the Performance Class Al Sohl of Kunsthochschule Kassel.

2020, Collaboration, Interactive, Sound

“HOMEASDESSERT” Online Exhibition – Class Al Sohl

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Hannes Drescher aka krisekrise approached me after my Concert “Sounds of a new Planet” in October 2019 and told me about his graduation game project “THUS ENCHANTED”. The blending of organic and digital soundmaterial fit to his idea of an experimental sounddesign for his game. Months later, in February 2020, the game was finished and his graduation took place. In a twist of fate his presentation about the “Chronomancy” of Game would be held in the exact same room I experienced my first introduction to performative Time Magic for “Askesis on Empathy” back in 2017 by Georgia Sagri for documenta 14 in Kassel

You can find “THUS ENCHANTED” Game here

2020, Collaboration, Interactive, Sound

“THUS ENCHANTED”

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By coincidence I was sent a Open Call for the “Künstlerroulette” 2019 by devising-theater in Hannover to which I applied the same evening. The project “Künstlerroulette” invites 4-5 artists that create work within 4 days in a improvisational and experimental manner. The theme for this year was “Lost in Sound” and looked for sound-based artists. I got the invitation shortly after and in late October I traveled to Hannover to meet everbody and start working for the final presentation 4 days later. The experience getting to know the city, the venue of Keller Drei and curator Julian Gerhard and my fellow artists Mahelet Worku (vocals), Joschka Merhof (synths/electronic music) and Wayne Götz (performer) was a really positive one. It’s a great experience when the blank on the map and the mind fills with such pleasant experiences and people. Working for the 4 of us was a collaborative learning experience and after 4 days we were full of joy to present our results.

2019, Collaboration, Performance, Sound

“Lost in Sound” – Künstlerroulette Open Call

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Born out of Tristan_Marie Biallas Project during the “Routine:Ritual:Routine” Exhibition in May 2019, we decided to expand the concept of an interactive sound performance with found material from Gardens and Parks. As Gardens and Parks reflect societal structures and ideals of nature, we wanted to uncover stories of individual and collective history and queer its storytellings. In July 2019 we did a performance about the “Karlsaue Park” in which the Kunsthochschule Kassel is situated and mixed Field recordings, personal stories, animal and plant life history, readings, objects found in the park which were made audible with piezo mic’s and and uncovered histories as a audio-visual interface to access and transport the Park from and into different perspective.

2019, Collaboration, Installation, Interactive, Performance, Sound

Branching Out Loud

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We also join the online performance to protest against Japanese government censorship, and call upon the immediate continuation of the exhibition “After ‘Freedom of Expression?’”. 

Yi Dahn – initiation, concept and photography

Franziska Ullrich – performance

Catherine Woywod – mask

우리는 일본 정부의 예술 검열에 항의하며, 온라인 퍼포먼스에 동참합니다. 더불어 ‘표현의 부자유전·그 후’의 조속한 재개를 촉구합니다.

이 단, 프란치스카 울리히, 카트린 보이우드

– MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE ISSUE : https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/world/asia/japan-aichi-trienniale.html?fbclid=IwAR1yFUxD5Vp1EOcmNGmBAw7_zqJyZn7x77L_3Vk_OnnAJgbiT84eGV_agdQ

– ABOUT THIS ONLINE PERFORMANCE : https://twitter.com/RosariaIazzetta/status/1157999925197770752

– STATEMENT BY THE ARTISTS OF AICHI TRIENNALE 2019 : https://www.facebook.com/koki.tanaka/posts/10157379410344618

– ONLINE PETITION FOR PROTEST : https://www.change.org/p/%E6%84%9B%E7%9F%A5%E3%83%88%E3%83%AA%E3%82%A8%E3%83%B3%E3%83%8A%E3%83%BC%E3%83%AC-%E8%A1%A8%E7%8F%BE%E3%81%AE%E4%B8%8D%E8%87%AA%E7%94%B1%E5%B1%95-%E3%81%9D%E3%81%AE%E5%BE%8C-%E3%81%A7%E3%81%AE%E4%BD%9C%E5%93%81%E6%92%A4%E5%8E%BB-%E4%B8%AD%E6%AD%A2%E3%82%92%E3%81%97%E3%81%AA%E3%81%84%E3%81%A7%E3%81%8F%E3%81%A0%E3%81%95%E3%81%84

#AichiTriennale #statueofpeace #nonfreedomofexpression #womenpower #censorship 

#내가소녀상이다 #평화의소녀상 #소녀상되기운동 #표현의부자유 #아이치트리엔날레

#あいちトリエンナーレ #平和の少女像 #表現の不自由展 #表現の不自由像になってみる 

2019, Body Extension, Collaboration, Performance

“After ‘Freedom of Expression'”

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