Rhythmic Encounters

Friday, 22 November 2019, 14:00 @ Meeting Point Campus Gußhaus, Gußhausstraße 25 – 29, 1040 Vienna

Is it possible to measure space with sound? Can the repetitions help us to create alternative cartographies? If yes, how social, cultural and political rhythms shape our everyday life? “Rhythmic Encounters” is a 90 min. workshop and the results will be shown as a sound installation. The aim of the workshop is a sonic analysis of urban space using soundwalk method from Soundscape Studies and Lefevbre’s Rhythmanalysis. Soundwalk is a multidisciplinary and qualitative approach through walking, in which listening becomes the primary source of information. In this active, dynamic and critical performance rhythms will guide the participants throughout the selected area(s) to discover and/or produce acoustic territories. In a game format, participants will explore the sounds with attentive listening and audio diagramming techniques while considering their social and cultural context. A map of the TU Wien campus will be provided as a score where the instructions will be stated. At the end of the workshop, the results will be collected. Besides the internal review, we will create/work on a sound installation in order to open up the discussion to the public and share this collective action.

Banu Çiçek Tülü (Turkey, 1984) is an independent researcher, cultural producer and urban designer from South-East Turkey based in Berlin. Her academic and artistic research interests include participation, public space, sonic environment, acoustic ecology, collective listening, environmental spatial justice and interdisciplinary methodologies. She is currently a PhD candidate at Hamburg Fine Arts University and granted by Heinrich Böll Foundation. One part of her dissertation turned into a seminar format; Berlin Sonic: Auditory Collective Explorations in which the students discover the urban space and the politics of sound. Started when she was a BA student in Istanbul, she continues her political engagement also in Germany. She also teaches urban activism class at Humboldt University Berlin.

Samuel Perea-Díaz (Spain, 1988) is an independent researcher and spatial designer from South of Spain based in Berlin. Samuel holds a degree in architecture from the University of Seville. His work addresses art practice as a form of investigation in the everyday within collective listening, sonic installation, ephemeral architecture and exhibition design. He has collaborated in a transdisciplinary context in different architecture offices in Berlin and London with the main focus in museum scenography and installation art together raumlaborberlin, Kére Architecture, Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad and chezweitz. He is enrolled in the program Sound Studies and Sonic Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts.