The project CIRCUIT – Feedback Studies by singuhr – projects featuring the young Belgian sound and media artist Jeroen Vandesande is both a “classic” installation exhibition as well as an artistic research project on the topic of feedback in contemporary art. The project, which is supported by the Schering Stiftung, was launched on July 6 with a two-month residency, during which Vandesande developed a new sound installation directly in and for the Project Space of the Schering Stiftung.
Over the course of the last few years feedback has become an integral part of the artistic work of Vandesande. In a series of radio and loudspeaker works, performances and installations, Vandesande experimented with a variety of feedback phenomena, investigating both historical and current processes of feedback generation and control. The project “CIRCUIT – Feedback Studies” sums up his different approaches.
The installation consists of tuned aluminum tubes that hang from the ceiling at various heights and that are slowly rotating around their own axis. A microphone is installed in every tube. The rotating movement of the tubes creates dynamic feedbacks between these microphones and the loudspeakers on the floor. Depending on how the tube (microphone) and the loudspeaker are positioned in relation to each other, the resulting feedback interferes to a greater or lesser degree. What the visitor can hear are spatial, quasi-polyphonic feedback fields whose dimensions can be explored by walking around the room. By opening and closing sound holes in the tubes according to a composed sequence, these sounds are further enhanced spatially and harmoniously. The interaction of random and composed elements, concrete space and object thus generates a sound-space continuum which is continuously changing shape.
born 1986 in Turnhout, Belgium,
Vandesande studied art at the Sint Lucas School of Fine Arts in Ghent. Since 2004, he has worked in the fields of sound art, composition, and performance. Besides performances and compositions for musicians and theater, the focus of his work is on sound installations. His exhibitions and performances have been shown in, among other places, Ghent, Brussels, Kortrijk, Eindhoven, Utrecht, Maastricht, Osnabrück, Berlin, and Washington, D.C. www.jeroenvandesande.be
singuhr – projects was founded in 2014 as a successor organization to “singuhr – hoergalerie.” The initiative sees itself as a decentralized platform that seeks to promote and shape the development of sound and sound-based media art at a variety of different levels and in cooperation with artists, scholars, intermediaries, and the interested public. The focus of their work is on space-related artistic works that use sound as a material. www.singuhr.de
Founded in 2002 the Schering Stiftung aims to promote science and art. Particular emphasis is on projects in frontier areas, especially at the interface of art and science. This interface is also the focus of its Project Space, where it puts on shows by young, experimental artists as well as lectures and workshops. www.scheringstiftung.de
Organized by singuhr e. V. in cooperation with the Schering Stiftung.
With support from the Initiative Neue Musik Berlin e. V.
An exhibition project by singuhr – projects and
Unter den Linden 32–34
September 10 – October 24, 2015
Exhibition Opening: September 9, 2015, 7–9 p.m.