"What's the Matter with Architecture? Sound Art as a Challenge to Architectural Practice"

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Significant criticism has been levelled at the separation between sound artists and architects. This paper, embedded in a three-year research project based in Berlin and Belfast, examines methods deployed by sound artists that offer critique and alternative approaches to architects’ practice, including:
- “thinking through drawing” techniques,
- use of sound as a means to interrogate existing spaces,
- investigation of the nature of materials used in building,
- alternative modes of explaining concepts of space to diverse publics,
- questioning how space is occupied, and by whom, and
- ability to create space in real terms with non-traditional “materials” through non tectonic means. Each of these will be illustrated by specific examples of sound art installations and methods observed while in Berlin, including projects in which sound artists and architects worked together.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2014
EventSound Art Matters - Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark
Duration: 01 Jun 201604 Jun 2016


ConferenceSound Art Matters
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