Galerija za zvok, bioakustiko in umetnost / Gallery for sound, bioacustics and art

Elena BISERNA: Walking from scores /workshop

Workshop about urban sound walks
Friday and Saturday, 16. and 17. 9. 2022, 10:00 – 13:00
Right atrium in the City Hall and city
Registration required:
Duration: 3h/day, 2 days

Photo: Matej TOMAŽIN and Irena PIVKA, CONA archive.

The workshop is open to artists, musicians, performers, dancers, students, and anyone wishing to explore the relationships between sound, listening and the everyday sphere, the potential of walking in urban space and an expanded notion of notation from a post-disciplinary perspective. The program comprises two practical sessions focused on walking, listening on the move, and itinerant performances. Participants are invited to re-enact the collection, to intervene in the (environmental, institutional, social, etc.) context, to bring into play their body in space, to practice listening as a relation to others and the world, to engage in collective action, to reflect on the aesthetics and politics of sound in urban space… No musical or performative skills are required, however, a collaborative and explorative attitude is necessary.

Elena BISERNA (FR) is an independent scholar and occasional curator based in Marseille, France. She writes, talks, facilitates workshops or collective projects, curates, and sometimes performs. Her interests focus on listening and on contextual, time-based art practices related to urban dynamics, socio-cultural processes, the public and political sphere. She contributed to several international publications (Les Presses du Réel, Mimesis, Le Mot et le Reste, Errant Bodies, Amsterdam University Press, Cambridge Scholar, Castelvecchi, Bloomsbury, etc.) and journals. She currently works on two books: Walking from Scores (Dijon: Les Presses du réel, 2022) and Walking, Listening, Sound-Making (Brussels: umland, 2022). She co-curates the series La Membrane with Lucien Gaudion and co-edits the column wi watt’heure of Revue & Corrigée with Carole Rieussec. As a curator and author, she has collaborated with or presented her projects in different venues/organizations, including Onassis Stegi (Athens) Sonic Protest (Paris), Festival Plataforma (Santiago de Compostela); Oscillation Festival, CIVA, Q-O2 (Brussels); Manifesta 13, Unité d’Habitation Le Corbusier, La Friche la Belle de Mai (Marseille); Locus Sonus, Fondation Vasarely, 3bisF (Aix-en-Provence); soundpocket (Hong Kong); Standards (Milan); NUB (Pistoia); Radio India (Rome); Sant’Andrea degli Amplificatori, Xing, Radio Città Fujiko (Bologna); Zavod Cona (Ljubljana); Saout Radio; p-node; Sound Threshold (London).

The workshop is part of the Vital project.