This is the website of the sound and media artist Anke Eckardt.
Her work encompasses art, research and teaching.
I have been invited for an exhibition at studioblau in the Saarländisches Künstlerhaus. The sound/media art exhibition will take place from 2 June - 17 July 2022. (Opening on 1 June 2022)
"How Black is the Box" aesthetically questions the automatic pattern construction of AI - Artificial Intelligence by monopolistic technology industries as an instrument of power. As Josephine Bosma writes, within our post-digital society the software of computing machines manifests an immense stacking or layering of histories and meaning.
"How black is the Box" unfolds imaginary layers of these histories through audiovisual mutations between baroque ornamentation and efficient 21st century power structures.
||| Artist Talk by Anke Eckardt at Creative Research into Sound Arts Practice (CRiSAP), University of the Arts London (click link)
I got invited by Annie Goh (Associate Lecturer at LCC) for an artist talk at the Sound Arts Visiting Practitioners Series 2021. The talk takes place on 9 Dec 2021.
CRiSAP and LCC's Sound Arts & Design Department co-run a Visiting Practitioners Series of weekly talks at the college, exploring the diverse field of sound arts practice. Each term one sound arts staff member curates the series of talks, inviting a number of sound practitioners to share their work. Primarily for the current BA, MA and PhD sound arts students at LCC, these talks are also open to students and staff across all UAL colleges and courses.
||| FUNKT Radio Session with Sophia Bauer (click link) about her works in Nairobi
674 FM, 26 October 2021, 4-6pm (click link)
Together with my co-host Georg Dietzler I will host a conversation with Sophia Bauer, a former diploma student of mine at Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM), about her works in Nairobi, Kenya which I mentored until 2020. We will discuss her work Kereita Forest Block as part of Forest Scapes, as well as the open access archive Sound of Nairobi with the latest project Sounds Like a Pandemic? (SLAP) and her album Citysynthesis, which she released in 2021 with DJ Raph.
||| New artistic work by Anke Eckardt at bangaloREsidency, India 2021 (click link)
I got selected by the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Bangalore for the bangaloREsidency, India 2020. However due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the bangaloREsidency 2020 has been postponed to 2021. In the meantime, again due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the bangaloREsidency 2021 has been cancelled. Dates for the next season to be announced.
The host for this specific residency is the SRISHTI MANIPAL INSTITUTE OF ART, DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (click link)
Together with my partner, the composer Marcus Schmickler, we are comissioned to realise a project on current developments in the field of music streaming in India. Central to this is the artistic examination of non-western forms of cultural conditioning and the way in which this becomes part of everyday culture with the AI-based recommendation systems of Indian providers.
||| Teaching / Artistic Mentoring for CHRONOTOPIA ECHOES (click link)
- a cooperation between KSYME Archive, Goethe-Institut Athen, Athens & Epidaurus Festival and CTM Festival
Chronotopia Echoes / Αντηχήσεις is an artistic lab engaging with the artistic knowledge and ideas of the archive KSYME – the Contemporary Music Research Centre in Athens, founded by architect and composer Iannis Xenakis and Dimitris Papaioannou in 1979. Points of contact between past and current music, sound, and media practices are explored, for instance via re-articulations of pre-modern musical forms and practices and media-archeological research.
Chronotopia Echoes / Αντηχήσεις engages a group of sound artists and composers of electronic or electroacoustic music, selected via open call, who are invited to interact with the vast archives of KSYME under the guidance of Anke Eckardt and Akis Sinos, with the aim to create new works that will be presented in Athens Festival 2021 in Pireos 260.
||| Artistic Adviser / Program Director of the Symposium BLAUPAUSE (click link)
Together with Thomas Gläser (board member of Inititative Freie Musik Köln), I am currently in the conceptual phase of a symposium, that asks about the status quo of the independent music and art scene in Cologne and beyond. The word "Blaupause / Blueprint" is colloquially synonymous with template, model, draft or concept.
What processes can promote Cologne's artistic future?
How can Cologne's music and art scene be further internationalised?
How do new, creative nuclei emerge?
||| Series of Articles by Anke Eckardt on Artificial Intelligence in Music and Art
As a result of Anke Eckardt's ongoing research on artificial intelligence in music and art, a series of articles has now been published:
Part 1: Early Forms of Artificial Intelligence (AI) (click link)
Part 2: Transformations (click link)
Part 3: How black is the box? (click link)
Artificial intelligence has not only existed since the 2000s. Part 1 is dedicated to early forms of AI, starting with the propagated beginning of cybernetics in 1943 up to the 1980s, when artistic projects in the field of music were realised by means of machine learning.
The second part of this short series of texts on artificial intelligence is dedicated to current major transformations through artificial intelligence from a socio-political perspective on a global scale.
The final part, Part 3, focuses on artificial intelligence in the field of contemporary music and art. Who are the actors and how do they act in dealing with AI? What are the criteria for the qualitative distinction between these works?
Picture: "Weeds", created with a Lindenmayer system (L-system) in 3D
||| Artistic Concept + Director of Discourse "Female Artist Award NRW 2022 Digital Art" /
"Künstlerinnenpreis NRW 2022 Digitale Kunst" (click link)
In 2022, the Female Artist Award of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia will be awarded in the "Digital Art" category.
On behalf of the Women's Cultural Office, Anke Eckardt developed the artistic concept of the award.
The prize is accompanied by a critical discourse on digital art in the form of a continuously growing blog on the website,
to be found here: (click link) For this discourse, Anke Eckardt brings together the diverse voices of the digital community across Europe.
||| funkt Radio (click link)
16.–18. April 2021
A weekend of 53 non-stop hours of electronic + sound art from Cologne
Programme team: Anke Eckardt, Claudia Robles, Dietmar Bonnen, Dirk Specht, Felix Knoblauch and Georg Dietzler (project management). Radio advisors: Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann
Cologne-based collective FUNKT presents in excerpts the richness and diversity of Cologne’s electronic + sound art scenes. As one of the birthplaces of electronic music, Cologne is still fertile ground for experimentation and exploration and has extraordinarily diverse electronic and sound art scenes. The FUNKT sound art radio programme ambition is to provide as broad an overview as possible, some historical anchor points, niches and insider tips from different generations. Join our music discovery journey, hosted by our main broadcaster Resonance Extra.
sound art … radio art … electronic music … computer music … sound studies … invented instruments … circuit bending … noise DIY electronics … radio play … data sonification … field recordings … DJ-ing … historical anchor points … niches … insider tips
||| The Appearance (of a Free Will) 2020
Multimedia Installation and Booklet by Anke Eckardt at CTM Festival Berlin 2020
You can click on the picture to find a video and more information.
Exhibition: 29th of March - 28th of April 2019
Invited by Elke Bausch
Anke Eckardt (born 1976 in Dresden) shows five new works at the kjubh Kunstverein, which were created in the examination of theoretical processes of the construction of consciousness and reality. An essential reference is Thomas Metzinger ("Our self does not exist. The consciously experienced ego is only generated by our brain "*). Eckardt is interested in the difference that results from the approaches to the constitution of an ego in cognitive science and various subjective approaches to the perception of the self (especially of women who work with sound as musicians and composers, as well as of visitors).
Several sculptural works offer levels of experience: a large dimensioned acoustic mirror enables individual audiovisual perceptions and creates contrast to a sculpture of chladnic sound figures in which hundreds of grains of sand form dynamic patterns. A collage of narration, resonances and rhythmic passages unfolds in the sound of the exhibition, allowing the various areas of the room to shine through.
* Thomas Metzinger „Der Egotunnel“, BvT Berliner Taschenbuch Verlags GmbH, 2010
Exhibition: 26th of May - 5th of July 2018
Opening: 25th of May 2018, 7pm Vernissage with Performance
with Jiyun Park and Nils Herzogenrath
HAUT dry/wet makes it possible to perceive the architecture of the MAKK main hall as a sounding body.
In "De re aedificatoria" (ca. 1443 - 1452) Leon Battista Alberti develops the topos that the body of a building is covered by a skin of several layers of plaster, a dress that corresponds to its individual social position. At the beginning of the 20th century, this concept of architecture as representation changed from the ground up; the naked, smooth wall - the skin lying under the clothing - became visible.
Based on this, the Cologne-based artist Anke Eckardt chooses her material for the installations: special loudspeakers in combination with acoustic materials as sculptural objects. A dodecahedron, a spherical loudspeaker, communicates with the surrounding space. Used in acoustic research for measurements, it radiates impulses in 360 degrees, body and skin of the architecture respond with reflections. The construction of space also takes place on the basis of a critical examination of technology. Developed by the American military, extremely directional ultrasonic loudspeakers serve, among other things, the police of various nations for crowd control, the targeted manipulation of demonstrations by means of sound. In the exhibition, power-reduced sonic beams are used indirectly. A central question in Eckardt's work is: Who defines public space and how does space determine social behavior?
HAUT dry/wet combines the opposing principles: acoustic wisp lights overlap with a dialogue between sphere and space, latex and foam cubes reflect and absorb sound. In interaction they activate and transform the space in its aesthetic and social effect and thus define our auditory perception.
The exhibition will be complemented by a performances on 25.05.2018.
Sounding spaces transformed from record covers: the audiovisual installation consisting of three walk-in sculptures by the artist Anke Eckardt takes record covers by The Winstons, Mantronix and Squarepusher as its starting point. The connecting element between the musical albums is the Amen Break - four bars of drum solo from the piece Amen, Brother by the soul band The Winstons from 1969 in the original and as a sample.
In contrast, various cultural identities are reflected in the sound aesthetics and visual formal language of the records. Formally translated from two-dimensional into three-dimensional space, the sculptures of the audiovisual installation are made to vibrate by transducers. Beyond high fidelity, the material acts as a loudspeaker and filter of the spectrally processed original audio tracks:
A vinyl head creates resonances.
Credit Photos: Holger Kist
||| BAU KUNST ERFINDEN - TRANSDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PLATTFORM:
I am part of the transdisciplinary research platform BAU KUNST ERFINDEN at the University of Kassel.
BUILDING ART INVENTION (click link).
Within my ongoing PhD project POLA (Parametrical Open Field Low Frequency Absorbtion) I research ways of sound insulation / noise control in public space - particularly next to highways, spaces of transit.
The focus is on the layer of material. The development of novel low-cost-high tech materials on macro, micro and nano-scale open up new sculptural as well as new technological approaches.
Pictures: Acoustic enhancement of (Ultra)High Permance Concrete [(U)HPC] based on the principle of Helmholtz Resonators, credit: BAU KUNST ERFINDEN / Anke Eckardt
|||| PUBLICATION: ANKE ECKARDT´S ARTIST BOOK AT REVOLVER PUBLISHING (click link).
I am very happy to annouce that my artist book ‘SONIC SPACES - GROUND. WALL. VERTICALITY' is now released by Revolver Publishing in Berlin. Within the book I present three long-term artistic research projects of mine, including the artistic as well as the theoretical dimension of the projects.
With contributions by: Anke Eckardt, Holger Schulze, Tiago da Costa e Silva, Claus Pias, Wolfgang Lucht, Alberto de Campo, Anselm Franke, Toby Heys
If you are interested in the book please write to: email@example.com
|||| VIDEODOCUMENTATION OF THE AUDIOVISUAL INSTALLATION ‘GROUND' BY ANKE ECKARDT
From July 2014 at Skanu Mesz sound art exhibition, Riga, Latvia.
If possible please watch it in HD (at Vimeo) and with good loudspeakers!
|||| EXIT & VIA FESTIVAL (FR) - "STALKER 2" AUDIOVISUAL INSTALLATION BY ANKE ECKARDT
EXIT FESTIVAL 2016
Dates: April 7 - April 17 2016
Place: Maison des Arts de Créteil, Paris, FR
Dates: March 10 - March 20 2016
Place: Le Manege, Maubeuge, FR
The exhibition "Perceptions" takes the visitor on a discovery of different interactive and immersive installations, some of which are even monumental in size. Its central, questioning idea pushes the boundaries of the notion that, without the spectator, a work of art cannot fully exist.
Artists of the Exhibition:
Refik Anadol /Infinity Room, Gwendaline Bachini /Tactim, Myriam Bleau /Soft Revolvers, Fouad Bouchoucha /Paysages Topographiques, Katrin Caspar & Eeva-Lisaa Puhakka /Whispers, Pierre-Laurent Cassière /Distorsions, Mathieu Chamagne /Apertues, Jeongmoon Choi /Echo, Jean Dupuy /Cône Pyramide (Heart Beat Dust), Anke Eckardt /Stalker 2, Thierry Fournier /Sous Ensemble, Selma Lepart /RED, Lawrence Malstaf /Nevel, Karina Smigla Bobinski /Simulacra, Ief Spincemaille /Virtual Ground, Jacob Tonski /I am taller than most of the people I know, Patrick Tresset /Etudes Humaines #1, Paul-IV. a, b, c., Sigolène Valax /Serpent – Air
For more information on the piece STALKER 2 please click on the EXIT picture.
Library of the Unwanted is the first project from newly formed English/German collaboration UPAETH. Consisting of sound artists, Toby Heys and Anke Eckardt and light artist Ulf Pedersen, UPAETH will create a sound and light installation for the music section of Manchester’s iconic central library.
For more information please click on the photo.
ARTISTS: Toby Heys, Anke Eckardt and Ulf Pedersen
This project is supported using public funding by Arts Council England and by TRACTION.
Dates: 10 December - 13 December 2015
Place: Manchester Central Libray, UK
FOR THE PIECE ‘EVERY ONE EVERYONE’ (click link)
BY CANADIAN CHOREOGRAPHER SHANNON COONEY AT TANZFABRIK BERLIN
4 November - 7 November 2015 (renewal)
7 November - 10 November 2013
Place: Tanzfabrik Berlin, Uferstraße 23, 13357 Berlin/Wedding, Studio 5
photos: Alexa Vachon
'every one everyone' is a performance in proximity that seeks to amplify sensation and inherent person-to-person connectivity via the pulsation of cerebrospinal fluid and its emphatic effect on people. With the guidance of the choreographer performers are given a movement in the form of a rock sway synchronized with their cranio-rhythm. After a time, with a room tuned to this rhythm spectators are welcome to join.
For more information please click on the photos.
Shannon Cooney / concept, choreography, performance
Marla Hlady / artistic advisor
Igor Dobričić / dramaturge
Sandra Blatterer / light
Anke Eckardt / sound
Heather MacCrimmon / costume
Ky Lloyd / production manager
Barbara Gstaltmayr / PR
|||| PRESENTATION AT THE SOUNDSTUDIES SALON, PUBLIC SCHOOL, LOS ANGELES
ANKE ECKARDT - AETHETICS AND ACOUSTICS / ONGOING PROJECTS (click link).
Date: March 12, 2015
Place: The Public School LA, 951 Chung King Road, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets: Free entrance
The SOUNDSTUDIES SALON is initiated by Tyler Adams. On March 12 Anke leads an open discussion about the aesthetic and acoustic aspects of three of her ongoing projects: a sonification of the multiple proportions of the 'How House' in Silver Lake, Los Angeles in collaboration with German sculptor Sandra Peters, the creation of translational and cross-modal sensory experiences for DIGITAL SYNESTHESIA, a transdisciplinary artistic research project based at the Department of Digital Art at University of Appled Arts Vienna, Austria, and a collaborative research project on a passive/active noise cancellation system for highways, initiated by the platform BUILDING ART INVENTION at the University of Kassel.
|||| PRESENTATION OF THE AUDIOVISUAL INSTALLATION 'GROUND' BY ANKE ECKARDT AS PART OF THE
UN TUNE EXHIBITION OF CTM FESTIVAL 2015, Berlin (click link).
A new version of my installation 'GROUND' is presented in the UN TUNE exhibition.
Dates: January 23 - February 22, 2015
Place: Kunstraum Mariannenplatz 2 10997 Berlin
Tickets: Free entrance
With works by:
Anita Ackermann [DE] / Anke Eckardt [DE] / Emptyset [UK] / Graw Böckler [DE] / Derek Holzer [US] / Matthijs Munnik [NL] / Nik Nowak [DE] / Konrad Smolenski [PL] / Claire Tolan [US] / Mario de Vega [MX] / Zorka Wollny [PL] / Zimoun [CH]
With its annual exhibition, the CTM Festival explores the possibilities and limits of music and sound, and their interference with contemporary art. The 2015 exhibition sounds out various threads connected to the festival theme Un Tune. Artistic experimentation with the affective and somatic effects of sounds and frequencies opens up possibilities of tuning and de-tuning the composite that interconnects body, matter, energy and machines, but also of atmospheres, spaces, communication and situations. "Un Tune" also serves as an overarching metaphor that refers to the potentials that might be unlocked by temporarily destabilizing our hatibual and consensual states.
|||| PRESENTATION OF THE AUDIOVISUAL INSTALLATION 'STALKER' BY ANKE ECKARDT AS PART OF THE
EXHIBITION 'SOUS SURVEILLANCE' AT THE GOETHE INSTITUTE, PARIS (click link).
Dates: November 19 - December 13, 2014
Place: Goethe-Institut - 17 avenue d'Iéna, 75116 Paris
In cooperation with the European Media Art Festival (EMAF), Osnabrück, DE
With works by:
Gerhard Richter, Harun Farocki, Bjørn Melhus, Niklas Goldbach, Anke Eckardt, Elena Artemenko, Mark Formanek, Reynold Reynolds, Mischa Kuball, Frank Thiel and Meggie Schneider
Die vorgestellten Positionen der (Medien-) Kunst beleuchten die alle Grenzen überschreitende, digitale Überwachung und die Beziehungen zwischen Macht, Individuen und gesellschaftlichem Leben. Oft schauen die Künstlerinnen und Künstler mit humorvollem oder ironischem Blick auf das Phänomen der technikbasierten Disziplinierung. Ihr Interesse gilt den Folgen des Diktats der Zeittaktung, der Prägung durch Bildwahrnehmung, Herrschaftsrituale und visuelle Medien, der Allgegenwart der Überwachung und dem entscheidenden Beitrag der „Neuen Medien“ bei der Waffenentwicklung und Soldatenschulung.
|||| PRESENTATION OF THE DANCE PIECE ‘EVERY ONE EVERYONE’ BY CANADIAN CHOREOGRAPHER SHANNON COONEY WITHIN A SOUND INSTALLATION OF ANKE ECKARDT IN DERRY, IRELAND
ECHOECHO FESTIVAL OF DANCE AND MOVEMENT, DERRY (click link).
Date: November 8, 2014
Place: Waterloo House, Hangman's Bastion, Magazine Street, Derry - Londonderry, BT48 6HH
|||| EXTENDED FOR ONE MORE MONTH UNTIL AUGUST 24TH !!!
PRESENTATION OF THE INSTALLATION ‘GROUND’ BY ANKE ECKARDT AT
SKANU MESZ SOUND ART EXHIBITION(click link).
I am very happy to announce that due to its success the presentation of my installation GROUND got extended for one more month.
Dates: 30 June - 20 July, now extended to 24 August 2014
Place: Botanical Garden, Riga, Latvia
|||| RADIOPORTRAIT ANKE ECKARDT AT ORF ZEITTON (click link).
Date: 10 July 2014
|||| TALK ABOUT MY ARTIST WORK AT
CENTER FOR RESEARCH IN ELECTRONIC ART TECHNOLOGY (CREATE) at UCSB (click link).
I was invited by Curtis Roads to present my artistic work in a talk at CREATE at UCSB in California.
Dates: 23 May 2014
Place: Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) at UCSB, Santa Barbara, USA
|||| PRESENTATION OF THE AUDIOVISUAL INSTALLATION ‘STALKER 2’ BY ANKE ECKARDT AT
EMAF - EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL (click link).
Dates: 23 April- 25 May 2014
Place: Kunsthalle Dominikanerkirche, Hasemauer 1, 49074 Osnabrück
|||| TEACHING AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, BERLIN (click link).
Dates: October 2013 - January 2014, every second Wednesday from 10am-2pm
Place: Sound Studies Institute, room number 314, Lietzenburger Strasse 45, Berlin-Wilmersdorf
In this winter semester 2013 I am giving a regular seminar on the theme of 'SONIC SPACES’ at the University of the Arts, Berlin.
BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME is a wall of light and sound.
Like any other wall, it redefines an existing architectural space. Instead of stone, this wall consists of dynamic, ephemeral media: beams of light within the air and ultrasound. Unlike countless separative and immaterial walls in society BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME is a wall people can walk through.
BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME is funded by the ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE GRANT OF THE SAXON STATE MINISTRY FOR HIGHER EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND THE FINE ARTS 2011 (click link).
This grant is awarded in co-operation with City of Dresden and, co-funded by CULTURE PROGRAMME (2007-2013) in framework of European networking- and co-operation project E.C.A.S. – NETWORKING TOMORROWS´S ART FOR AN UNKNOWN FUTURE (click link) ’ __organised by: TRANS-MEDIA-AKADEMIE HELLERAU e.V. (click link).
|||| PROTOTYPE OF THE INSTALLATION ‘GROUND’ BY ANKE ECKARDT AT
ERRANT BODIES - PROJECT SPACE OF BRANDON LABELLE (click link).
Dates: 29 November - 8 December 2013
Opening on 29 November at 7pm
Opening hours: 30 - 31 November 4pm-8pm, 5 - 8 November 4pm-8pm
Place: Errant Bodies, Kollwitzstrasse 97, 10435 Berlin
The presentation takes place in cooperation with General Public in exile.
The GROUND is in motion. Thus it will move the visitors which stand on it. The motion of the ground can be felt via the equilibrium sense (sense of balance), can be seen and can be heard. The grinding, sanding, pushing, bouncing, vibrating, creaking of the mechanically moved material will produce a varity of tonal qualities with diverse roughness and awakes associations of earth quakes, tectonical plates in motion, but also of the diffuse experience of loosing the ground. In 1934 Husserl wrote about the ground as reference for the perception of space and the perception of self, ‘Now, when I “conceive” the earth as a moved body, I use a ground to which all experience of bodies, and hence all experience of continuing to be at rest and in motion, is related.’ (Husserl, 1934). Vilem Flusser as an emigrated jew wrote about a hovering self over the abysm in his auto-biography 'Bodenlos’ (‘Groundless’). In his book 'Vampyrotheutis Infernalis' Flusser analyses the floating 'otherness' of a huge octopus in the deep sea and draws a line to the psychology of human beings.
Concept/Realisation/Composition: Anke Eckardt
Construction: hertzer GmbH, Berlin
Thanks to: Marcus Schmickler
Co-funded by BA Pankow von Berlin - Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur, Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur and Einstein Foundation Berlin, realized with the support of the Graduate School of the Arts and Sciences.
reduced fragment, size: 10,5m2 vertically moved
42 elements of concrete
42 elements for vertically pushing impulses
Final Installation (January 2014):
size: 30m2, vertically and partly horizontally moved
84 elements of concrete
72 channels of vertically pushing impulses
6 rows of horizontal motion
Dates for the Exhibition: 24 - 27 of October 2013, opening on 24 October at 7.30pm
Place: House of World Cultures, Berlin
Panel on the theme of ‘Evil Music’: In addition, I will take part in a panel together with Steve Goodman (author of ‘Sonic Warfare’, musician) and moderator Holger Schulze on Saturday 26th of October at 7pm at House of World Cultures, Berlin.
‘Stalker 1’ is a collection of Youtube-videos and documents the application of ultrasonic (hypersonic) loud-speakers in public space. Therefore a smaller ultrasonic loudspeakers is used. The speakers’ extremely vectored output – namely at a radiation angle of three degrees – is compared often to a pocket lamp’s light cone. With the aid of hypersonic speakers it is possible, even over a considerable distance, to expose target individuals or small groups of people to an onslaught of sound. Prolonged exposure to these Long Range Acoustic Devices (LRADs) can cause nausea, severe headaches and disorientation yet they are considered still as non-lethal weapons. Both the military and the police deploy hypersonic speakers internationally as a means of crowd control, for example in Senegal in January 2012 and at the Anti-G20 protests in Pittsburgh in 2009. A police officer quoted by The Washington Times said, ‘[An LRAD] is designed to get people to do what police want. It makes them uncomfortable but does not hurt them’.
The sound installation ‘Stalker 2’ is an unknown auditive zone in the entrance area of the House of World Cultures in Berlin. “… what it was? The fall of a meteorite? The visit of inhabitants of the human cosmos? We directly sended troops there. They did not come back … for the rest – I don´t know, I don´t know … From an interview with the Nobel prize winner professor Wallace with a correspondent of the RAI” (in 'Stalker' by Andrej Tarkovsky). Seven years later the catastrophe of Tschernobyl represented a dramatic analogy to this fiction. The whole surrounding became depopulated (officially called 'zone of alienation'). Some of the workers, who took care of the abandoned power station called themselves 'stalkers'. At the House of World Cultures an ultrasonic sound beam creates an unknown auditive ‘zone’. For that matter a kinetically moved, large parabolic mirror (that reminds on radar units, oldschool and science fiction at the same time) is transformed into a reflector; it becomes a voice.
concept/realisation/composition: Anke Eckardt
thanks to: Marcus Schmickler, Ausstellungsmanufaktur
financed by the House of World Cultures, Berlin
foto 1: Holger Kist / foto 2: Ki Chun Park
||| PANEL "GROUND - DEBATTE ÜBER DEN BODEN" INITIIERT VON ANKE ECKARDT IM RAHMEN DES "SALON FÜR ÄSTHETISCHE EXPERIMENTE" (click link).
Datum: Mi, 25.09.2013 um 19h
Ort: Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin
ZUM PANEL: GROUND - Debatte über den Boden
In ihrem künstlerischen Forschungsprojekt GROUND beschäftigt sich Anke Eckardt mit dem Boden und der Boden-
losigkeit. Das Panel soll verschiedene Denkräume eröffnen. In Anknüpfung an die Anthropozän-These wird gefragt, mit welchen Methoden der Mensch in die Erdsystemanalyse im Rahmen der aktuellen Klimafolgenforschung einbezogen wird. Desweiteren wird der Boden aus erkenntnistheoretischer, philosophischer Sicht betrachtet. Anke Eckardt baut derzeit eine Installation, bei der die Besucher direkt auf einem sich bewegenden, instabilen Boden stehen. Im Rahmen der disziplinenübergreifenden Debatte eröffnen sich Fragen nach Formen der Wissensproduktion und Wissensrepräsentation. Es gilt Daten, Denkmodelle und künstlerische Transformationen kritisch zu betrachten und auf eine denkbare Emergenz hin zu untersuchen.
Prof. Dr. Claus Pias, Medientheoretiker, Philosoph des Digitalen; Kybernetik-Spezialist
Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lucht, Physiker, Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaftler, Forschungsfeld Erdsystemanalyse
Anke Eckardt, Klang- und Medienkünstlerin
Moderation: Prof. Dr. Alberto de Campo
ZUM SALON FÜR ÄSTHETISCHE EXPERIMENTE:
Der Salon widmet sich Projekten und Ansätzen, die die unterschiedlichsten wissenschaftlichen Disziplinen und künstlerischen Genres miteinander ins Gespräch bringen. Der Salon für Ästhetische Experimente ist eine Kooperation des Haus der Kulturen der Welt mit der Graduiertenschule für DIE KÜNSTE UND DIE WISSENSCHAFTEN.
||| ARTIKEL "VERTIKALITÄT UND MACHT. DREI HÖRSTUDIEN: 1945 – 1965 – 2012" VON ANKE ECKARDT
IN DER ZEITSCHRIFT FÜR SEMIOTIK, DOPPELHEFT IM JAHR 2013 MIT DEM THEMENSCHWERPUNKT "SITUATION UND KLANG - ZU SEMIOTISCHEN ANSÄTZEN IN DER KULTUR- UND MEDIENWISSENSCHAFT DES KLANGS" (click link).
Herausgeber: Holger Schulze
Mit Beiträgen von: Susanne Binas-Preisendoerfer, Jochen Bonz, Christa Brüstle, Anke Eckardt, Veit Erlmann, Franco Fabbri, Annie Goh, Carla Müller Schulzke, Ulrike Sowodniok
In Zusammenarbeit mit dem internationalen Forschernetzwerk der DFG >Sound in Media Culture: Aspects of a Cultural History of Sound< http://www.soundinmediaculture.net
Zusammenfassung "Vertikalität und Macht. Drei Hörstudien: 1945 – 1965 – 2012": Die Autorin unternimmt eine Grundlagenstudie, um das Spannungsverhältnis zwischen den Nutzungsstrukturen innerhalb des vertikalen Raumes und der Repräsentanz bzw. Inszenierung von Macht zu untersuchen. Kulturgeschichtlich, aus Perspektive einer Historischen Anthropologie des Klanges, richtet sie ihr Augenmerk neben den klanglich-physischen Aspekten vor allem auch auf die psychologische und politische Dimension des Hörens. Zur Analyse wird darum ein Kategoriensystem genutzt, welches sowohl das Erklingende als auch das Gehörte in seiner physischen und seiner semiotischen Dimension erfasst. Situationen vertikalen Hörens werden dabei anhand von drei historischen und aktuellen Fallstudien analysiert: 1965 als die Regierungen der DDR und der Sowjetunion Düsenjets über der Berliner Kongresshalle in Westberlin fliegen ließen; 1945 als sowjetische Soldaten auf dem Dach des Berliner Reichstages ein Siegerritual durchführten; und 2012 als die Berliner Polizei am 1. Mai über Berlin-Kreuzberg einen Hubschraubereinsatz flog.
Summary "Verticality and Power. Three studies of listening: 1945 - 1965 - 2012": The author undertakes basic research on the relation between the structures of use in regards to vertical space and the means of representation and performativity of power. From the perspective of cultural history and especially from a historical anthropology of sound she concentrates not just on sonic and physical aspects but furthermore on the psychological and political dimensions of listening. For the analysis she applies a set of categories to approach the actual sounds as well as the hearing experience in its physical as well as its semiotic dimension. She analyses situations of vertical hearing by means of three historical and contemporary case studies: 1965 when the governments of the GDR and the USSR sent fighter jets over the Berliner Kongresshalle in Western Berlin; 1945 when soviet soldiers performed a triumphant ritual on the roof of the Berlin Reichstag; and 2012 when the Berlin police undertook a helicopter operation over Berlin-Kreuzberg on May 1st.
||| DYS-)FUNKTIONEN KLANGLICHER GESTALTUNG: VON DER MILITÄRMUSIK BIS ZUM
PERSÖNLICHEN KLINGELTON. (click link)
In Kooperation mit dem IDZ http://www.idz.de veranstaltet das DFG-Forschungsprojekt "Funktionale Klänge"
am Institut für Kulturwissenschaft der Humboldt-Universität Berlin eine Roundtable-Diskussion.
Datum: Fr/Sa 14./15.12. 2012, Do 7.02.2013 19:30
Ort: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Institut für Kulturwissenschaft, Georgenstr. 47, 10117 Berlin
Wie werden mediatisierte, nicht-sprachliche Klangzeichen, sogenannte funktionale Klänge, erlebt und wie ist ihre Gestaltungstheorie kulturwissenschaftlich zu beschreiben? Was sind die historischen Vorläufer und Traditionen der Klanggestaltung, und welche aktuellen Probleme der Gestaltungspraxis gibt es?
Wir laden dazu ein, mit WissenschaftlerInnen, GestalterInnen und KünstlerInnen über diese Fragen zu diskutieren.
Eine klangkünstlerische Performance von Anke Eckardt und Tiago da Costa e Silva steht dabei im Zentrum der Diskussion unter dem Titel DYSFUNKTION: EINE HOMMAGE AN BRUCE NAUMAN´S DAYS.
Silke Wenzel (Musikwissenschaftlerin, HFMT, Hamburg)
Cornelius Ringe (Senior Partner, Audio Branding Academy, Hamburg)
Anke Eckardt (Klang- und Medienkünstlerin, Berlin)
Tiago da Costa e Silva (Philosoph, Berlin/São Paulo)
Holger Schulze (Klanganthropologe, Sound Studies Lab, Berlin)
Carla Müller-Schulzke (Kulturwissenschaftlerin, Sound Studies Lab, Berlin)
DIE ZUKUNFT ANALOGER SPEICHERMEDIEN (click link)
Das Forschungsprojekt ‘Die Zukunft analoger Speichermedien’
ist Teil des EXZELLENZCLUSTERS BILD WISSEN GESTALTUNG (click link)
der Humboldt-Universität Berlin.
Datum: Do 24.1.2013
Ort: Institut für Physik, Adlershof, Berlin
Grundidee des Workshops ist es, dass die Projektbeteiligten in einem ersten Schritt die konkrete Nutzung und Verwendung von analogen Speichermedien in ihren jeweiligen Arbeitsprozessen vorstellen. Dabei soll ein möglichst breites Panorama von analogen Speicherpraktiken entstehen.
Participants: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rabe, Anke Eckardt, Carl Schilde, Prof. Dr. Holger Schulze, Carla Müller-Schulzke, Prof. Dr. Christian Kassung und Sebastian Schwesinger
||| WORKSHOP ' PUNKT / LINIE / FLÄCHE / RAUM – AUDIOVISUELLE INSTALLATIONEN '
Ein Workshop mit Anke Eckardt
Datum: Fr/Sa 14./15.12. 2012, jeweils 10-13h und14-17h
Ort: Medienhaus, Grunewaldstrasse 2-5, Raum 111
'Was damals als sogenannte Musikalisierung der Künste begann, setzte sich in Aneignung räumlicher Eigenschaften in der Musik und zeitlicher Dimensionen in der Bildenden Kunst fort. Klangkunst resultiert aus dem Bemühen der Künstler, die Gattungsgrenzen zu überschreiten.' (Helga de la Motte Haber)
Wie kann ein Punkt, eine Linie, eine Fläche erklingen? Wie unterschiedlich können diese visuell erscheinen? Welche Möglichkeiten bietet die haptische Ebene?
Der 2-tägige Workshop widmet sich dem Raum anhand der Geometrie als mathematische Struktur, deren Grundelemente Punkt, Gerade, Ebene in experimentellen Setups zwei- wie auch in Zusammensetzung zu geometrischen Körpern dreidimensional sinnlich erfahrbar gemacht werden sollen.
Photo: Bauhausbücher Buchdeckel 'Kandinsky - Punkt und Linie zu Fläche'
||| Presentation of the idea of a new artistic research project on the theme of instability
‘BODEN - Installation for a given staircase’ (click link) @ the GRADUALE 2012 ( (click link).
"You sign on for a ride you probably think you got at least some notion of where the ride´s goin. But you might not. " (from Cormac Mc Carthy: "No Country for Old Men")
The past is resonating, the foundation of the present unstable, the stairway to the future uncertain. Parts of the existing granite staircase of the Amerika Haus are transformed. The intertwining of swinging springs, vibrating infrasound transducers and a segmented projection of a visual structure onto itself enables the perception of an unstable ground. The physical experience develops only when visitors stand on the installation.
Anke Eckardt - concept, vibration
Anke Eckardt & Henry Koch - sound, optics
Lukas Wegwerth - material, design
The Graduale 2012 was organised by the Graduate School for the Arts and Sciences at the Berlin University of the Arts).
Opening: 19 October 2012, 7pm
Date: 19 - 21 October 2012
Adress: Amerika-Haus, Hardenbergerstrasse 22, 10623 Berlin, Germany
Location: central staircase of the Amerika-Haus
||| PRESENTATION OF MY MULTISENSORY INSTALLATION
‘BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME’ (click link) @ the ORF MUSIKPROTOKOLL IM STEIRISCHEN HERBST 2012 (click link).
Opening: 4 October
Date: 4 - 7 October 2012
Adress: Graz, Austria
Foto: Thomas Dumke - contribution about my presented piece ‘BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME’ at the ICAS TV Show in Graz
||| PRIZE |||
Between | You | And | Me - multisensory installation by Anke Eckardt received a
HONORARY MENTION in the “DIGITAL MUSICS AND SOUND ART” CATEGORY OF PRIX ARS ELECTRONICA 2012.
Furthermore the installation will be presented within the selection of this years winner works at the Cyberart-Exhibition at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz.
ARS ELECTRONICA 2012 / WINNERS (click link)
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PIECE (click link)
||| PRESENTATION OF MY MULTISENSORY INSTALLATION
‘BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME’ (click link) @ the ARS ELECTRONICA 2012 - CYBERARTS-EXHIBITION (click link).
Opening: 30 August
Date: 30 August - 30 September 2012
Adress: OK, Linz, Austria
||| CONTRIBUTION (click link) TO THE 'SOUNDWORKS' EXHIBITION @ the
ICA - INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS, LONDON (click link).
One hundred new sound works have been produced by artists from all over the world. Selected by our curators and art institutions worldwide, the artists have been invited to submit a sound work, taking its stimulus from themes evoked in Bruce Nauman's Days, presented concurrently in the lower gallery, as part of our season on sound.
My contribution is CLOCKWORK: BROKEN by Anke Eckardt & Henry Koch.
CLOCKWORK : BROKEN is a short, concise composition following the theme of an old clockwork that decicively structures time whilst getting messed up with clouds of memories of its own sound material. Acoustically, CLOCKWORK : BROKEN consists of glass, all the sound material was recorded by the artists themselves. With an axe they systematically cut Christmas tree balls as well as mirrors and the complete stock of glasses from a former restaurant. Using three directional microphones they recorded the breaking, fall and impact of the glas on the ground.
Date: 19 June - 16 September 2012
Adress: ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
||| PRESENTATION OF MY ARTISTIC RESEARCH PROJECT
'SONIC BEAM ))) - ON THE PERCEPTION OF ULTRA-DIRECTED ACOUSTIC RADIATION' (click link) @ the conference
THE GLOBAL COMPOSITION 2012 - CONFERENCE ON SOUND, MEDIA AND ENVIRONMENT (click link).
Date: 26 July 2012, as part of the the panel from 10am-11.30am
Adress: Hochschule Darmstadt, Mediencampus Dieburg, Germany
‘SONIC BEAM’ (click link to see my Artistic Research Project ‘SONIC BEAM’ @ the
SUPERSONIX CONFERENCE (click link).
I presented my ongoing research in the panel 'Speaking about Sound'.
Contributors of the panel were Michael Bull (University of Sussex Brighton), Frauke Behrendt (Anglia Ruskin University Cambridge), Holger Schulze (Humboldt-University Berlin), Anke Eckardt (Graduate School for the Arts and the Sciences Berlin).
Date: 21 - 23 June 2012
Adress: London, UK
Organised by the Exhibition Road Cultural Group and Society for Literature and the Arts Europe (SLSAeu)
||| PRESENTATION OF MY SOUND SCULPTURE
‘ ! ’ MULTICHANNEL (click link) @ the EUROPEAN MEDIA ART FESTIVAL 2012 (click link).
25 Years of Media Art
EMAF is one of the most influential forums of international Media Art. As a meeting point for artists, curators, distributors, galleries and an audience of experts the festival has a great impact on the topics and aesthetics of Media Art. Each year the festival offers its visitors a current overview of experimental films, installations, performances, digital formats and hybrid forms, ranging from personal and political subjects or formal experiments to provocative statements from the pulsating area of “Media Art – Society”. The Festival sees itself as a place of experimentation and a laboratory where extraordinary works, experiments and ventures are created and presented.
Date: 18 April - 27 May 2012
Adress: Kunsthalle, 49074 Osnabrück, Germany
||| EXHIBITION OF MY MULTISENSORY INSTALLATION
‘BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME’ (click link) @ the CTM.12 EXHIBITION (click link).
The exhibition program of CTM.12 approaches the festival theme SPECTRAL by exploring the phantom effects of our perception, the bad vibes of sonic weaponry, and the truthful or artificial mysteries that are embedded in technological memory storage. The series with works by Nik Nowak, Anke Eckardt, Chris Salter, AUDiNT, Felix Kubin, Ursula Bogner, Alexander Christou and Laura Lòpez Paniagua takes us beyond the safe ground of clear cause-and-effect relationships, and project us into the uneasy "interzones" between the promises, traumas, and fuzzy logic of ubiquitous technology.
Date: 27 January - 5 February 2012
Adress: Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin, Germany
Photo: marco microbi
||| PRESENTATION OF MY ONGOING ARTISTIC RESEARCH PROJECT @ THE
"CONFERENCE ON PRACTICE.BASED RESEARCH IN ART AND DESIGN " (click link).
I was invited to present my ongoing research project "SONIC BEAM ))) - ON THE PERCEPTION OF ULTRA-DIRECTED ACOUSTIC RADIATION." at the "CONFERENCE ON PRACTICE.BASED RESEARCH IN ART AND DESIGN" at the Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar.
Date: 1-3 December 2011
Adress: Bauhaus-Universität Weimar Fakultät Gestaltung, Ph.D. Promotionsstudiengang Kunst und Design / Freie Kunst, Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 7, 99423 Weimar, Germany
Photo: Sebastian Prince
|||| EXHIBITION OF MY MULTISENSORY INSTALLATION
‘BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME’ (click link) @ the
CYNETART FESTIVAL 2011 (click link).
‘BETWEEN | You | AND | ME’ (multi-sensory installation by Anke Eckardt, 2011) is a wall of light and sound. The enhanced version was presented for the first time.
The 15th edition of the CYNETART festival for computer-based art is very much characterised by the essence of the Festspielhaus Hellerau that opened 100 years ago. Between November 16th and 26th 2011 the building designed by Heinrich Tessenow especially for the proclaimed “Body Liberation“ movement will be transformed into a space laboratory where cultural, artistic and academic as well as technological dimensions of contemporary and future body perception can be experienced. Visitors are invited to explore various experimental setups at the interface between naturalness and artificiality and thus to experience their corporeality in new and different ways.
Date: 16 - 26 November 2011
Adress: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 56 01109 Dresden, Germany
|||| 2 DAYS WORKSHOP WITH ANKE ECKARDT ON THE TOPIC OF
‘WORKING WITH SOUND IN SPACE / MIT KLANG IM RAUM ARBEITEN’ (click link).
SYNOPSIS WORKSHOP: SEE THEORY & TEACHING 2011 - SECOND ENTRY (click link)
I gave a workshop for 10 participants at the CYNETART-Festival on the topic of "Working with sound in space".
The participants came from such different backgrounds as Visual Arts, Stage Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Music and Radio Broadcasting.
Date: 19 - 20 November 2011
Adress: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 56 01109 Dresden, Germany
Photo by Anke Eckardt
"Participants experiencing the vibrations of infrasound"
||| PARTICIPATION IN A PANEL DISCUSSION AS PART OF STEIRISCHER HERBST ON THE TOPIC OF
"PLURAL REALITIES. VARIABLE MULTISENSORY SPACES AND THEIR TRANSFER BETWEEN ART, SCIENCE AND
ARCHITECTURE" (click link).
I was invited by Prof. Werner Jauk to present my artistic work at a panel discussion to the topic of "PLURAL REALITIES. VARIABLE MULTISENSORY SPACES. " The panel was part of a larger program with the same name, which took place at the Haus der Architektur Graz and was a co-production of steirischer herbst & Haus der Architektur. (in cooperation with the Institut für Musikwissenschaft der KF-Universität Graz, pop / musik + medien / kunst & Institut für Raumgestaltung, Fakultät Architektur, TU Graz)
Date: 6 October 2011, 7pm
Adress: Haus der Architektur Graz (House of Architecture Graz), Mariahilferstraße 2, A-8020 Graz, Austria
Participants from left to right:
Urs Hirschberg, Institut für Architektur und Medien, TU Graz
Erwin Fiala, Institut für Philosophie, KF Universität Graz
Anke Eckardt, Sound and Media Artist, Berlin
Werner Jauk, Institut für Musikwissenschaft, KF-Universität Graz, pop / musik + medien / kunst
Andreas Lichtblau, lichtblau.wagner architekten, Wien; Institut für Wohnbau, TU Graz
Irmgard Frank, Architektin, Wien; Institut für Raumgestaltung, TU Graz
Moderation: Franziska Hederer, Institut für Raumgestaltung TU Graz
Photo: Georg Kaulfersch
||| PRESENTATION OF THE TECHNICAL PROTOTYPE OF THE NEW INSTALLATION
‘ BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME ’ (click link)
The technical prototype of my new, multisensory installation BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME was presented by the TRANS-MEDIA-AKADEMIE HELLERAU.
Date:Date: 29 June 2011, 7pm
Adress: TRANS-MEDIA-LABOR, Moritzburger Weg 67, Haus D, 1. OG, Dresden, Germany
||| EXHIBITION OF MY AWARDED SOUND SCULPTURE
' ! ' MULTICHANNEL (click link) @ the CYNETART FESTIVAL 2010 (click link)
My sound sculpture was awarded the Artist-In-Residence Grant of the Saxon State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Fine Arts 2011 by the CynetArt-Jury. This grant is awarded in co-operation with City of Dresden.
Date: 16 - 26 November 2011
Adress: Festspielhaus Hellerau, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 56 01109 Dresden, Germany
||| EXHIBITION OF MY SOUND SCULPTURE
' ! ' MULTICHANNEL (click link) @ the TODAYSART FESTIVAL 2010 (click link)
' ! ' MULTICHANNEL was presented in the incredible City Hall / Atrium of The Hague, Netherlands.
Date: 23-24 September 2010
Address: City Hall / Atrium, Spui 70, 2511 BT, The Hague, Netherlands
||| INTERVIEWS ||||
||| SHORT INTERVIEW FOR EVERYDAY LISTENING / SONIC INSPIRATION
After the presentation of my SOUND SCULPTURE ‘ ! ’ MULTICHANNEL at the TODAYSART festival 2010 in The Hague, NL, Hugo Verweij, who runs the very inspiring website EVERYDAY LISTENING / SONIC INSPIRATION (click on link) reviewed my piece and asked me for a short interview within his series FIVE SOUND QUESTIONS TO ...
I felt very much honoured to take part and you can find the short interview, which just came online on Friday, Octobre 22, here: link (click)
|||| VIDEOINTERVIEW at TODAYSART FESTIVAL
There is another video-interview I gave at the TODAYSART FESTIVAL itself in The Hague on 25 September 2010. To see the 2:44min video please follow the link (click)
||| LIMITED PHOTO EDITION ' ! ' NOW AVAILABLE ||||
On the topic of verticality and illusions.
70cm x 65cm.
Edition of 10.
Signed by the artist.
Photoprint on Alu Dibond.
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