ohrenhoch presents on the Sundays 8, 15, 22, 29 January 2017, 2pm - 9pm:
Sound and photo exhibition
by Tetsuo Furudate (Sound artist, Japan) and Tsutomu Otsuka (Photographer, Japan)
with sound contributions by Daniel Menche, Rudolf Eb.er, ILIOS, Hiroshi Hasegawa, Keiko Higuchi
Tetsuo Furudate about the sound exhibition FUKUSHIMA 2011-2017:
Disaster and tragedy are always existing with big noise.
Even if happened by nature or human being they needed big sound as their 'background music'. Moreover they wanted crying and many shouts from human mouth as additional sound.
We want to represent this kind of 'background music' to the photographs of Tsutomu Otsuka.
He knows that there will be coming silence by coagulation after.
Four variations based on FUKUSHIMA 2011-2017 will be presented each on a Sunday during January 2017.
Tsutomu Otsuka about the photo exhibition FUKUSHIMA:
Tohoku earthquake and tsunami happened in 2011 March 11th.
I was starting my photos series about FUKUSHIMA after that.
15,891 deaths have been confirmed by this disaster.
Oddly strangely, the rescue parties searching for victims gradually also started looking for photographs buried by flood damage.
Those were memories of lost families and proof of missing lives.
And those pictures had been metamorphosed by chemical reaction in the mud.
Especially, they fascinated me, because I already have interest in chemical change of emulsion of printed photo paper by mud since 1992.
I tried many experiments how to change in quality pictures in the mud, swamp.
That's why I cannot overlook those photos that are rescued from the disaster.
Those emulsions are exfoliated and changed in appearance.
Even if they were lost by their families, I could accept strong memory that kept.
About my landscape in FUKUSHIMA:
The nuclear accidents of FUKUSHIMA have made grave pollution and zone.
The situation of pollution has not changed still now. Even forest, fields, dwelling, lake, marsh and mud.
Landscape where everything is with radioactive material, nothing changes.
I have been entering this zone since 2014. I took landscapes without human beings. I just took branches, leaves, earth that are totally contaminated.
Born in Tokyo. Started his career in experimental film and video art in 1981, then he started music and performing art. He premiered the experimental opera “Othello” 2001 at Podewil, “Auditory Sense of Mr. Roderick Usher” at Dresdner Zentrum für zeitgenössische Musik. He won the BLAUE BRÜCKE prize 2003. His radio productions were broadcasted by Deutschlandradio: “Motome-Zuka“2007, “GOYA” 2008, “Death Fragments Prelude” 2011. He premiered “DEATH FRAGMENTS” theatrical event with Edwin van der Heide and actors at Theatre Bielefeld.
He was born in Japan/Chiba prefecture, 1951.
He is an experimental photographer based on chemical reaction and he has a special sensitivity of his sexuallty.
His career started with making experimental short films.
Since 1986, he tried to establish his own style on photographic paper.
He developed his original technique that is reaction with photo paper with muds in natural swamp. We could see this result at an exhibition in 1992.
He continues trying this way to find his image.
He had many exhibitions based in Tokyo, also Lion, Los Angeles and more.
In 2011, Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami happened in Japan.
He got big effect from this tragedy.
Since after, he has been visiting the stricken area many times, and he has been taking photos there until now.
Idee and performed by Knut Remond
Tuesday 20 December 2016
from 10 pm till 11 pm
88,4 MHz in Berlin
Live Stream colaboradio.de
Guest: Chiara Fuchs (ohrenhoch-Kids)
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Please arrive at ohrenhoch at 9:30 pm. No entry after 9:50 pm!
The ohrenhoch and "ohrfeigen" team is looking forward to see you!
by Yan Jun (China) & Mattin (Spain)
Curator, loudspeaker installation: Knut Remond
Yan Jun & Mattin on 'Vote on Voting':
This is an ongoing research project exploring the relationship between democracy and experimental music. The first presentation happened in the format of a concert on the 18th of September 2016 which was the elections in Berlin. Yan Jun comes from China therefore he never participated in a general or regional democratic election. In preparation for this concert, we called all political parties and asked several questions and recorded them. Before the concert, we went to the voting poll and recorded the ambient sound there. After we went to the concert venue and reproduced the files while people were drinking. We started informal conversations with members of the audience but the audience thought that there was nothing going on. After two and a half hours a concern formulated privately by a member of the audience was shared to everybody in the room:
“Maybe democracy will stop because there is less and less people believing in it.”
Just as the conversation started, N.M.O. the group which was supposed to DJ after us, started to play music and our concert actually ended up with an election voting on whether the audience would like to have a conversation, music, both or silence. It was voted to have silence but actually nobody respected the vote and there was full on music and talking. What it was clear after this micro experiment, is that democracy is in crisis and many people in the experimental music scene are suspicious about it. This can be confirmed at the macro level with the recent political events: Brexit, Trump, Italy, FARC vote in Colombia…
For this two Sundays exhibition you will be able to hear material from our first intervention and you will be asked to vote on whether to vote or not to vote and share your thoughts with us.
Audio Field Reports nos. 1-56 / Soundactivism 1-35: Interviews since January 2014 with the artists, concept and design by Knut Remond. Limited editions audio cassette, each 8 copies numbered. Available at 'ohrenhoch, der Geräuschladen' (and heard on headphone in the ohrenhoch archive).
Yan Jun, musician and poet. born in lanzhou in 1973. based in beijing.
currently lives in berlin for artist residency (daad).
he is working on improvised music, experimental music, field recording, organizing and writing.
alongside of at venues, he goes to audience’s home to play with the environment and what else available in the room (Living Room Tour project). and doing noise hypnotizing at any place for small amount of audiences.
also amplifying body movements or other performative elements in a simple manner.
he is member of FEN, Tea Rockers Quintet and Impro Committee. and founder of the guerrilla label Sub Jam.
Mattin is an artist from Bilbao -currently living in Berlin- working with noise and improvisation. His work seeks to address the social and economic structures of experimental sonic artistic production through live performance, recordings and writing. Using a conceptual approach, he aims to question the nature and parameters of improvisation, specifically the relationship between the idea of ”freedom”and constant innovation that it traditionally implies, and the established conventions of improvisation as a genre. He is currently doing a PhD at the University of the Basque Country under the supervision of Ray Brassier and Josu Rekalde. Along with Anthony Iles they edited the book Noise & Capitalism in 2009. In 2012 CAC Brétigny and Tuamaturgia published Uconsitituted Praxis, a book collecting his writing plus interviews and reviews from performances that he has been part of. Both books are available online. Mattin has been invited to participate in documenta 14 which will take place in Athens and Kassel in 2017.
2015 / 2016
Since the beginning of 2015 'ohrenhoch, the Noise Shop' has been activating the theme 'Soundactivism'.
The manifesto WORDS 2016 - SOUNDACTIVISM by Knut Remond (Artistic director ohrenhoch) and Isabella Zamboni (art historian) is pinned on the wall at ohrenhoch from Sunday the 14th of February 2016.
- 4 and 11 January 2015: "Salt-Sculpting" sound installation by Martyna Poznanska (Germany, Poland)
- 18 and 25 January 2015: "Meine-Welt-Musik – 2. Symphonie" Op.148/2013 by Dieter Kaufmann (Austria)
- 1 and 8 February 2015: "Syria..as my mother speaks" by Christine Gedeon with sound artist Bent Bøgedal Christoffersen (USA, Denmark)
- 15 and 22 February 2015: "outcry" for Bassbox loudspeaker installation, by Knut Remond (Germany)
- 1 and 8 March 2015: "MOSCOW - (M)y Swo(O)ning (S)ends out (C)old (W)armth", by Elisabeth Schimana (Austria)
- 15 and 22 March 2015: "Black Ice" by Maggi Payne (USA)
- 29 March and 5 April: "Labor in the Territory of Hawaii, 1939" Installation for a single visitor, by Ludwig Abraham (Germany)
- 12 and 19 April: "Breathe Between the Lines / Atmen Zwischen Linien" - for Eric Garner, by Christopher DeLaurenti (USA)
- 26. April and 3 May: "Island" by Dean Rosenthal (USA)
- 10 and 17 May: "La rosa incarnata del suono" by Giuseppe Iacono (Italy)
- 24 May: "defeat" - audiodrama or psychosonic? - by Knut Remond (Germany)
- 14 and 21 June: "pájaro suelto" sound installation by Rubén D'Hers (Germany, Venezuela)
- 26, 27, 28 June and 5 July: "unerhört" by the ohrenhoch-Kids (Germnay)
- 12 and 19 July: "AGNES, TINA, LION & MATHIS" by Alois Späth (Germany)
- 26 July and 2 August: Extension "AGNES, TINA, LION & MATHIS" by Alois Späth (Germany)
- 9 and 16 August: "This Is For You (ohrenhoch, Berlin)" Tina M Pearson (Canada)
- 23 and 30 August: "Submerged: Silent Service" by Louise K Wilson (UK)
- 6 and 13 September: "Why is why of no stranger" by Stelios Manousakis (Greece)
- 20 and 27 September: "Democracy isn't just a Tweet away" by Shelly Knotts (UK)
- 4 and 11 October, on the 25th anniversary of German Unity: "Bring on the Magic of Coca Cola" for tape, by Knut Remond (Germany)
- 18 and 25 October: "Melbourne Calls" by Viv Corringham (UK)
- 1 and 8 November: "aus den Papierwerken 1" by Volkmar Klien (Austria)
- 15 November: "unlimited" by Knut Remond (Germany)
- 22 and 29 November: "Cynical Fragments" by Prune Bécheau (France)
- 6 and 13 December: "Preparations for an Imaginary Conflict" by Cathy Lane (UK)
- 20 and 27 December: "Sprachgerüste, Sprachgelüste" by Laura Mello (Germany, Austria)
- 3 and 10 January: "Ornaments II" by Ricardo Arias (Colombia)
- 17 and 24 January: "practice" by Yan Jun (China)
- 31 January and 7 February: piece without title by Patrik Lechner (Austria)
- 14 and 21 February: "Thinking of you (fragments)" by Gaël Segalen (France)
- 28 February and 6 March: "smash cars, and LOVE" by Knut Remond (Germany)
- 13 and 20 March: "Tinnitus Studies" by Hui Ye (China, Austria)
- 27 March and 3 April: "El Pozo" by Cecilia Castro (Argentina)
- 10 and 17 April: "The Kitchen sessions: 4AM" by Sol Andersson (Sweden)
- 24 April and 1 May: "MÜNCHEN GOLLIERPLATZ" by Sylvia Necker (Germany)
- 8 and 15 May: "RHO" by Anna Stereopoulou (Greece)
- 22 and 29 May: "pars stridens" & "sublocation" by Daniel Lercher (Austria)
- 5, 12 and 19 June: "Scorched Earth" (ohrenhoch remix 2016) by Lauren Sarah Hayes
- At the Art Festival 48 Stunden Neukölln and on the ohrenhoch Sundays 3 and 10 July: "ACTIVE COLORIZE" by the ohrenhoch-Kids and Knut Remond
- 17 and 24 July: "cozy new gastfeindlichkeit" by Julia Mihály (Germany)
- 31 July and 7 August: "Kindernacht", or "The Night of the Children" by Gisela Frick Hassenberg (Chile)
- 14 and 21 August: "You Will Understand It, When You Come Alone" by Eric Dickson (USA, Berlin)
- 11 and 18 September: "Dead or Ice Cream" by Knut Remond (Deutschland)
- 25 September and 2 October: "In the Throats of Trees" by Stephanie Loveless (Canada)
- 9 and 16 October: "acoustic turntable" by Andreas Trobollowitsch (Austria)
- 23 and 30 October: "Fehlberliner U-Wirr" by Jaap Blonk (Holland)
- 6 and 13 November: "Thinking of you (fragments)" by Gaël Segalen (France)
- 20 and 27 November: "Dry/Friction" by Khaled Kaddal (Egypt)
- 4 and 11 December: "Je suis in the kitchen" by Bernadette Johnson (Switzerland)
- 18 and 25 December: "Vote on Voting" by Yan Jun (China) & Mattin (Spain)
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