SOUNDING RESEARCH. Testing, phrasing and transforming
an artistic research method on the basis of Audio Papers
Contact: Ricarda Denzer
How can we understand sound both as a force creating the world around us and as a medium that reflects
knowledge about the world we live in?
This artistic research project intends to explore how an acoustic listening approach
to the world can lead to a multidirectional form of social experience. This form is enacted by as many subjects and actors
as it is by different objects and contexts. For example a form arising from movement and interaction, from
the exchange with, the linking of, the delineation from and the permeability between various artistic disciplines, and to
see how this artistic form enables critical and caring worlding processes.
My work in this specific field must be seen
as much as an artistic process as a form of teaching art; a process to which I can add my experience with the linking quality
of sound, through situated listening and by acoustic thinking and acting; as a form to refer to interlinked narratives and
to connect them to what comes to mind of each and every single one.
A spatial, non-linear, multi-perspective narrative
form will be applied as part of a performative artistic research that understands both learning and teaching as a sonic act,
as the correlation of different sensual experiences and thus as trans-disciplinary.
The research platform will bring
together contributions from participating partners such as sociologist and artist Karen Werner and artist and writer Brandon
LaBelle, among others, to rethink collaborative listening research practices as an experimental experience.
In the course
of the research process, the performative format of the audio paper will be used as a form of publication. The intention is
to prepare by way of experiment, design and an action-oriented approach to my method of “Artistic Research as Situated Listening
– Art Education as Sonic Act” using Audio Papers giving a broader research framework: to test the research method, to phrase
and to transform it.
Videostill: Ricarda Denzer