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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In continuation of the “Long Distances on Saturday” Exhibition that the Performance Class Al Solh realized weeks earlier in the Red Light District of Amsterdam, “I Bring My Body back with Me” Exhibition was organized in our homebase in Kassel. With another version of the “Violent Light District” interactive light installation I decided to focus on an more playful approach to explore different materials and to concentrate less on the body for this round. Since this project is not crystalized yet in its form and focus it was interesting to test it out in several different spaces and versions.

2020, Body Extension, Installation, Interactive, Light

“Violet Light District” III. at Kunsthochschule Kassel

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As part of the Exhibition “Long Distances on Saturday“, organized by the Performance Class Al Solh Kunsthochschule Kassel in January 2020, I made another realization of “Violet Light District” at Galerie Rongwrong which is situated in the Red Light District of Amsterdam.

2020, Installation, Interactive, Light

Galerie Rongwrong – “Violet Light District” II.

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“Konzept e.V.” planned a member exhibition for the end of 2019 in “Galerie Feiertag” Kassel. For this venue I realized a the interactive light installation “Violet Light District” which explores individual and collective perception.

2019, Installation, Interactive, Light

Galerie Feiertag – Violet Light District I.

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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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For the Kunstsommer Arnsberg the FOAM Collective, 4 young artists from Münster and Kassel, worked on various sound-, video- and interactive artworks to reflect on the demographic of the city, its missing people between the age of 20-40 years of age and its historical past.

Press:

http://stadtbesetzung.de/termine/ausstellungs-eroeffnung-die-dort-lebenden-menschen/

https://www.arnsberg.de/kunstsommer/ausstellungen/index.php?event_id=107689&active_timestamp=1566165600&categorys=1982&get=event&layerid=calendar

https://www.blickpunkt-arnsberg-sundern-meschede.de/kunstsommer-foam-kuenstlerinnen-haben-sich-in-arnsberg-umgehoert/

http://stadtbesetzung.de/kuenstler/catherine-woywod/catherine-woywod/

Photos by C.Woywod

2019, Collaboration, Installation, Interactive, Performance, Sound

“Die dort lebenden Menschen” FOAM Collective @ Kunstsommer Arnsberg 2019

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From April to July 2019 Collective K O N T R A S T realised the Performance “URNING” and Premiered it in Mid-July at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. For the project I developed the sounddesign and costumes. The performance took place during the exhibition about genderperformance that we set up in the artschool’s auditorium in which videoworks, informations of LGBTQA*+ Communities and Accessabilities in Kassel, Queerhistory and a Gender Experimentation Station which I facilitated. All three performances were very different. The last performance took place during the annual artschool showcase “Rundgang” and thanks to a timely rainfall we auditorium was packed with students, visitors, friends and family and the performance felt like it had took its complete form in its resonance with the audience. the echo chamber was transcended and the evening after the Deniere proceeded with fresh air and a golden-pink sunset.

For more visit : https://www.herr-von-rehtanz.net/projekte-1/theater/u-r-n-i-n-g/

Photos by Vishnoir Kim and Kathrin Maurer

2019, Body Extension, Collaboration, Installation, Performance, Sound

“URNING” by Kollektiv K O N T R A S T

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A comment on identity and body politics and a continuation of the previous ID isappear Project

Photos by Basel Boykan

concept, make-up and costume by C.Woywod

inspired by Cilian Woywods research on LCD screens and Amelie Jakubeks works on the concept of Dividuals

2019, Body Extension, Installation, Performance

ID isappear II.

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