SOUND ROOM XXVIII
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No Patent Pending #16 – Helsinki
No Patent Pending is a nomadic performance series, presenting radical artistic practices that involve developing, composing and performing with self-made instruments that engage with the four dimensions of sound, image, space and the body.
For the whole month of October Instrument Inventors Initiative (iii) will be in residence at MoKS in Estonia. During the residency the group try out new ideas, give workshops and tour the Baltic region.
For Sound Room XXVIII, (iii) presents performances by Matteo Marangoni, Mariska de Groot, Wen Chin Fu and Aurelie Lierman. They will also talk about their research and individual practise in performance & instrument-making, and present the book "Self-made performative media" published last year.(iiinitiative.org/shop/)
Instrument Inventors Initiative (iii)
iii is an artist-run platform based in The Hague which supports idiosyncratic research trajectories that zigzag between disciplines and distribution channels. iii operates as a production house, artist residency and distribution agency, promoting radical interdisciplinary work crossing between the fields of music, visual arts, theatre and media design. Inventing new instruments and out-of-the-box presentation formats that engage with the four dimensions of image, sound, space and the body, iii strives to offer unique experiences to all kinds of audiences.
About the artists:
Matteo Marangoni (IT/NL)
Focusing on the potential of listening to establish new connections between people, places and objects, Matteo Marangoni’s performances and installations employ field recordings, sound archives, computer programming and DIY electronics. Finding unconventional uses for audio technologies and other media, his work probes the relationship between sound, space and the body, approaching the body of the listener through physical experiences that collapse and reshape the space between subject and object.
Mariska de Groot (NL)
Intrigued by the phenomena and history of optical sound, Mariska de Groot (1982, NL) makes and performs comprehensive analog light-to-sound instruments and installations which explore this principle in new ways. Her work often has a reference to media inventions from the past, with which she aims to excite a multi-sensorial and phenomenological experiences in light, sound, movement and space.
Wen Chin Fu (TW/NL) graduated in 2006 from the Classical Music Department of Shih Chien University, Taipei, and continued her studies at the ArtScience interfaculty of The Hague, where she graduated in 2010. Her performances explore the relationship between physical movement, sound and the environment. A key element of her practice is concentration, which opens the senses for perceiving things through new perspectives.
Aurélie Lierman (BE) was born in Rwanda but grew up in Belgium from the age of two. She’s an independent radio producer, vocalist and composer. Lately she is trying new directions by fusing radio art, vocal art and composition. Her main focus is her personal field recordings: a large collection of unique sounds and soundscapes from rural and urban contemporary East‐Africa.
Sound‐bit by sound‐bit she’s transforming and sculpting them into something she would call “Afrique Concrète”. Aurélie Lierman’s work has been broadcasted, exhibited and performed throughout Europe, Israel, Morocco, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and USA.