Saturday and Sunday April 12&13th 2014

What is Space (and how can I make some)? Moderated by Jost Muxfeldt

In this workshop we will spend 2 days exploring concepts of space and how we experience and express space. Many of my ideas will focus on audio-art, however visual artists, architects, dancers, poets, actors, or gymnasts are explicitly welcome to participate, since the idea of trans-medial spaces is one of the things we want to understand.

We will spend at least half a day discussing what space is, and I will mention a number of examples of unexpected uses of space. We will then discuss how we experience and conceptualize the notion of space. What do concepts like extension and localization mean? What kinds of strategies can we develop as artists in expressing a space, using a space, creating a space? What are some common spatialization techniques? Can we as a workshop group come up with novel ways of expressing or using space? What is a sound space? What is a visual space? What is a conceptual space. What is a mathematical space? What is a personal space, a joy space, a disgusting space? etc.

In the remaining time, we will try to develop work methods concerning space, and individually or in groups try to sketch out an art or music work which utilizes our new ideas and methods. We will reconvene periodically to discuss what we have discovered or what kinds of problems we have encountered. We will try to sensitize ourselves to aspects of experiencing space that we may not have paid much attention to before, and we will try to find ways of expressing these aspects effectively in our art works.

At the end of the workshop, we will invite the public to experience our experiments, and we will perform, exhibit, or simply interactively explain where we have arrived in the workshop. If we arrive at nothing, we will have a public discussion.

What to bring:
Bring Ideas. Sound artists should bring sound-generating devices (computers, instruments, bells, radios, ipods, speakers, megaphones, amplifiers). Other artists should bring anything they think might contribute. After the first day, we should all have a better idea of what each of us will need to realize a provisional art work. We will have to improvise as far as technology and material is concerned.

Saturday 12th April 2014 from 11:00-17:00 (including a break)
Sunday 13th April 2014 from 12:00-18:00 (including a break)
Sunday 19:00 public invited for exhibit, performance, discussion.

Where: NK- Elsenstr. 52 2HH 2Etage 12059 Berlin
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Jost Muxfeldt is a German/American artist, composer, and philosopher, whose work often focuses on trans-media and phenomenology, exploring the rational and irrational channels between artistic and conceptual disciplines, and pursuing their self-transfiguring implications. His audiovisual work has been shown in numerous venues throughout Europe, including the Tesla Media Art Center at both the Ultraschall and Transmediale Festivals in Berlin, the Sonar Festival in Barcelona, at the Via Festival in Maubeuge, and at the Exit Festival in Paris-Créteile.