A Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Exchange
• ST-LAB 2022 HOLY GRID!
• ST-LAB 2021 OHRIVERSUM
• ST-LAB 2019 COSMOGRAPHIA
Sensory Threshold LAB 2021 OHRIVERSUM
I am walking on the beach. The wind swirls around my body. The waves wash
the shore, crashing onto the land in an endless phasing repetition,
creating an oscillating swell of noise. I encounter a sea shell. I lift it
towards my ear – a maze of sound reveals itself to me. We live immersed in
a world of sound. However, most of the sounds are filtered out by the
shape of our ear.
With this project we want to include ourselves deeply within this world,
which extends beyond our daily experience. And thus we began our intuitive
search for the relations between the ear, its form, and the resulting
sound experience. Eventually, all human ears are built using the same
blueprint. Nevertheless, every ear is uniquely shaped like a fingerprint
and thus influences our subjective acoustic experience of the world. One
could say, that listening beings all together live in their subjective
sonic worlds. Therefore, we invented the concept of the Ohriversum (German
‘Ear-verse’) in which the entirety of all listening beings establishes a
spatial constellation of these individual worlds. ‘Ohriversum’ takes place
as part of the ‘Sensory Threshold LAB’. A group of artists exploring the
inaudible dimensions of our reality, forming new collaborations,
narratives and metaphors.
concept: Katherina Heil (DE), Alexander Johannes Heil (DE), Rik Möhlmann
contributing artists: Sarah Rose Guitan Nederlof (ES/NL), Farzané Nouri
(IR), Gijsje Heemskerk (NL), Kim David Bots (NL).
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