SOUNDING RESEARCH

How can we understand sound both as a force creating the world around us and as a medium that reflects knowledge about the world we live in?

This artistic research project intends to explore how an acoustic listening approach to the world can lead to a multidirectional form of social experience. This form is enacted by as many subjects and actors as it is by different objects and contexts. For example a form arising from movement and interaction, from the exchange with, the linking of, the delineation from and the permeability between various artistic disciplines, and to see how this artistic form enables critical and caring processes.

My work in this specific field must be seen as much as an artistic process as a form of teaching art; a process to which we can add our experience with the relational quality of sound, as a form to refer to interlinked narratives and to connect them to what comes to mind of each and every single one.

I will apply my interest to a spatial, non-linear, multi-perspective narrative as part of my performative artistic research, deepen it and focus on understanding both learning and teaching as a sonic act, as the correlation of different sensual experiences and thus as trans-disciplinary.

The research platform shall bring together contributions by participating partners and contributors such as the radio artist and researcher Karen Werner and the writer and artist Brandon LaBelle, to collaboratively rethink sounding research practice as an experimental experience and to integrate their heterogeneous voices. For publications during the research process I will resort to the performative format of the “Audio Paper”. The intention is to prepare by way of experiment, design and an action-oriented approach to the method of Artistic Research as Situated Listening – Art Education as Sonic Act using Audio Papers giving a broader research framework: to test the research method, to phrase and to transform it. (Ricarda Denzer)