Single Sonic Session Ticket: Session One 31.01.20 in Berlin, MONOM @ Funkhaus Berlin
Tickets for Single Sonic Session Ticket: Session One Berlin
A single ticket grants guests access to Sonic Cinema: Session One / Lost Spaces, the Compound Terrain installation and Light Strikes art exhibition curated by Rooms of Kairos.
Sonic Cinema: Session One / Lost Spaces
Global Sunrise: the musical sounds of dawn by Gordon Hempton
Earthcry by Sam Potter and Edo Van Breemen
Jan 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
Feb 1st, 2nd
14:00 - 15:30
Created by MONOM’s Creative Director, William Russell, Lost Spaces is a Sonic Film series that aims to increase empathetic awareness between the audience and natural environments through the documentation and transmission of its natural beauty and its destruction.
Lost Spaces is a Sonic Film, podcast and radio play series that aims to increase empathetic awareness of humans inseparable link to the natural environment through the documentation and transmission of its natural beauty and its destruction.
An enchanting, haunting and at moments terrifying composition of sound, music and voice, the first iteration of Lost Spaces - Rainforest is divided into stages based on falling into and out of synchronisation with nature.
We are living in a time where we are more connected than ever through digital technology, yet more disconnected from each other and our environment than ever. More and more powerful technologies are being used to manipulate, entice, divide, sell - to use what makes us human against us - we need to harness these same technologies to bring us closer together and to increase compassion and awareness.
An increase in empathy and conscious awareness is required urgently to counter the loss of our connection to the environment and ourselves brought about through the polarising and apathetic technological landscape that we exist in more and more.
Storytelling is a powerful medium for expression and communication - a means of increasing social empathy, historically acting as an engine of social/cultural liberalisation and change.
Mediums such as the spoken word, pictures, writing, film, music and sound - have all been used to enhance the power of storytelling, to help transmit knowledge, to guide us from the old world through the threshold into a new world of understanding and awareness.
The Lost Spaces series will use spatial sound as a tool to immerse the listener in natural sonic environments that we have lost forever -aiming to bring the listener into a state of deep empathy, specifically a deep sense of loss - providing a safe place to grieve and deal with the trauma of our society and current state of affairs.
Lost Space: Rainforests is an enchanting, haunting and at moments terrifying composition of sound, music and voice. The first iteration of Lost Spaces: Rainforest is divided into stages based on falling into and out of synchronisation with nature.
The audience will be taken on a journey connecting human emotions to the dynamics of natural phenomena immersing the listener in the rich sonic environments of rainforests from around the world - home to more species than any other environment, spaces and life that we have lost forever, and ones that are on the brink of destruction.
Lost Space: Subaquatic Ocean is a collaboration between MONOM's Creative Director and 4DSOUND designer, William Russell, and artist and researcher Robertina Šebjanič. Her art and research focuses on cultural, (bio)political, chemical and biological realities of aquatic environments, which serves as a starting point to investigate and tackle the philosophical questions on the intersection of art, technology and science.. The Sonic Film Lost Space: Subaquatic Ocean will take the listener on a journey deep into the subaquatic oceanic world, from the enchanting, surreal and rich bioacoustic environment of pristine subaquatic life as if before the influence of our anthropogenic presence, moving slowly towards our current era whereby human noise pollution is severely impacting the marine environment.
Global Sunrise: the musical sounds of dawn by Gordon Hempton (remixed in 4DSOUND)
Created by Emmy Award winner Gordon Hempton never-ending wave of bird song follows the rhythm of the earth’s rotation as if the sun never stopped rising and the birds never stopped singing - Beginning in the Ecuadorian Amazon then along a path through Central America, Western North America, the Hawaiian Islands, the vast Australian Outback, Sri Lanka and the Kalahari Desert, returning to North America before descending once again into the Brazilian and Ecuadorian Amazon.
In between the mundane details of your life and the knowledge you carry that something cosmically horrible is happening to Planet Earth is a psychic zone filled with grief, joy and righteous anger. Scientists, politicians, journalists and activists have for decades failed to activate these explosive emotions in the majority of people because they lacked the proper tools. They didn’t realize that this psychic zone is largely impervious to facts or rational argument.
But we, the founders of Earthcry, a multidisciplinary arts collective, have discovered a new means of entry. By transforming climate change data into 3D sound environments we allow you to truly “hear” our planet’s gasps of pain. This creates an emotional pressure valve that causes you to feel oceanic sadness, seismic gratitude and the sweet volcanic rage of someone who finally realizes what needs to be done to preserve the natural systems that a small group of rich powerful sociopaths are hellbent on destroying.
You become, in other words, utterly awake for the first time in your life.
Sam Potter is an artist and speculative author based in Berlin. His 2018 book 'Ecstatic Data Sets' talks of the emotional effects of emergent technologies and recent prototyping of these ideas lead to this project.
Edo Van Breemen is a composer and spatial sound producer living in Vancouver, Canada. He is the co-founder of Inscapes Spatial Sound and the co-director of Lobe studio, North America’s first official 4DSOUND studio. Additionally he composes for film in collaboration with Johannes Winkler as the Transatlantic Film Orchestra.
Geoff Dembicki is a climate change journalist living in Brooklyn. He is a frequent contributor to VICE and other outlets and is author of the book Are We Screwed? How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change.
by Tom Slater and Jeremy Keenan
January 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
February 1st, 2nd
15:45 to 16:25
18:25 to 19:05
* Access is included in both single sonic cinema session tickets and full-day tickets.
Developed in residency at the Spatial Sound Institute, Compound Terrains, by Tom Slater and Jeremy Keenan, is an audiovisual work that emerged from an interrogation of three-dimensional audiovisual spatialization technologies and their role in the production of so-called virtual and disembodied spaces.
Compound Terrains is an attempt to locate the perceived barrier separating digital and physical space and raises the question: are virtual objects now capable of generating the same perceptual effects as real objects? By converging laser beam projections with OpenGL graphics and the immersive audio capabilities of the 4DSOUND system, this installation induces an ambiguity of multistable, digital / physical and dis / embodied space. These hybrid spaces suggest different regimes of synaesthesia, knitting sensations together in varying proportions.
Compound Terrains is perhaps a contemporary contribution to the trompe l'oeil arms race, but essentially it aspires to render the concept moot in our felt experience of its protean light and sound.
Light Strikes: An art exhibition curated by Letizia Trussi - Rooms of Kairos
January 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st
February 1st, 2nd
Daily from 13:30 - 19:30
* Access is included in both single sonic cinema session tickets and full-day ticket
Light strikes, defines the surface of the existing and establishes the visible. It reflects from objects that continuously try to deceive us, carrying their truths and lies. The connective space both represented and traversed by light becomes a malleable component in the hands of the viewer, who is invited - if not forced - to interact and react.
Based on analog optical interplay of light and shadow, the works presented in the exhibition rebel to the status of still object and elude 2D norms and predictability. They fiercely introduce themselves through mind-bending messages and thought-provoking visions sent from the lands of interference, multi-dimensionality, and metamorphosis.