Transit Zone Pavilion - A Public Intervention Project With Sound

This seven-day public intervention workshop offers an opportunity for artistic practices by emphasizing on sound. Participants will be encouraged to reflect and intervene on public space and daily life, focusing on spaces of transit and transportation.

Transit zones are multidimensional spaces between origin and destination. That is an everyday routine travel e.g. from home to work but also between countries. They are the spatial representation of the human right of movement freedom, the busy intersections of everyday life routine, between and within Lefebvre's dialectical system of leisure, private life and work.

Historically Berlin has a conscious involvement with transit zones, e.g. the sectorization of the city after the World War II and later the separation of the East and West Germany. Since recently they have been gaining negative attention through the refugees getting caught within european transit zones with their restrictive and criminalizing characteristics.

Private and public transportation experienced great changes since the industrial revolution - from a sensational experience of speed and distance to routine mass traveling. Each technological advancement lengthened and sped up the daily distances covered.

In the first 2 days participants will be given an overview over the broad spectrum of sound art and characteristics of the sound as a medium, as well as Public Art, socially engaged artistic practice and site specific art.

The remaining days will be dedicated to the field work, research and working on site. Showcasing of the works will conclude the workshop.

In this project participants will approach this theme with the use of the ephemeral medium sound and gain a deeper understanding of public space and art therein. They will have the opportunity of getting artistic experience in an open-minded surrounding with various background participants.



Sound background is not necessary.

Daisuke Ishida (1980, Tokyo) is a Berlin based artist, working with sound and contemporary media, studied Political Science and Economics and Sound Studies in Japan and Germany respectively. He is interested in the consequence of artistic praxis and theory in sound, space and perception. His works explore the boundaries of ephemeral and time based media to open up new perspectives on spatialities, while his understanding of space extends from the physical, to the social and political realm. He strives to induce a multitude of complex individual experiences of space, that cause the spectator to reassess his/her understanding, position and relation to their physical and conceptual environment.

Since 2020, he is a professor of Sound Art / Klangkunst at the master’s program Sound Studies and Sonic Arts in the Berlin University of the Arts. He was a recipient of the Work stipends New Music and Sound Art by the Berlin Senate in 2017. In 2002 he co-founded The SINE WAVE ORCHESTRA which has received Honorary Mention of the Prix Ars Electronica 2004 and 2019, Stiftung Niedersachsen work stipends 2009 at Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst and Grant from the Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, Research and the Arts at Cynetart Awards 2018.

Daisuke Ishida has presented his artistic activities in museums, festivals and galleries internationally such as Akademie der Künste (DE), Ars Electronica (AT), Arsenals of the Latvian National Museum of Art (LT), deaf - Dutch Electronic Art Festival (NL), Edith-Russ-Haus für Medienkunst (DE), ICC - InterCommunication Center (JP), International Triennale of Contemporary Art Yokohama (JP), ISEA - Inter-Society for the Electronic Arts (USA), MACO - Contemporary Art Museum of Oaxaca (MX), MART - Museum of Art, Rovereto and Trento (IT), MOT - Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (JP), Singuhr Hoergalerie (DE), Steim (NL), Transmediale (DE), WSK Festival (PH) and YCAM - Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (JP).

Run period:
31.07.2017 – 06.08.2017
Course time:
10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Application Deadline:

Course fee:
EUR 600

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