Public Intervention with Sound

This public intervention workshop offers an opportunity for artistic practices by emphasizing on sound. We will intervene in public space with a focus on specificity of Berlin Central Station where we will exhibit the works at the end of the workshop.

The targeted place for our intervention will be Berlin Central Station, where we will exhibit the created works at the end of the workshop.

Berlin Central Station is a busy intersection of everyday life routine and tourist attraction, a conglomerate of private and public transportation, a blend of different social and political circles and bears witness of its own past and present. We will explore this pulsating crossroads above- and underground, for each participant to find an approach.

In this workshop participants will approach their project with the use of the medium sound and gain a deeper understanding of public space and art therein. You will have the opportunity of getting artistic experience in open-minded surroundings with international participants from various backgrounds.



Day 1     Short introduction to sound, public and site specific art, and an insight into different approaches to sound installations in public space such as works by Max Neuhaus, Brian Eno, Bill Fontana, Sam Auinger, Peter Cusack and Georg Klein

Day 2     Presentation of assignments (10 min each), exploration and reflection on Berlin Central Station

Day 3     First idea presentation, working on your project, equipment list

Day 4     Working on your project, individual meetings

Day 5     Working on your project, 2nd idea presentation

Day 6     Working on your project

Day 7     Exhibition of produced works at Berlin Central Station


Prior application requirements:

Various artistic approaches are welcome, nonetheless, you are expected to have basic knowledge and skills with the chosen equipment and material to realize your project. E.g., if you want to work with field recording, you need to have basic knowledge of the equipment and be able to carry out the recording, edit, and arrange the sound on your own. Some equipment can be provided by the university, however, bringing your own material/equipment will definitely benefit you.

On the second day, each participant is expected to give a 10 min presentation about a piece (art, text, performance, music, architecture, game-changing moments in the arts, etc.) or a person (artist, theorist, philosopher, politician, architect, etc.) around and about the workshop theme. When talking about a person or a piece, please provide some background information (date/place of birth, the piece was shown, etc.).

For any questions about the requirements and assignment, please get in touch with the instructor at


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:
31.07.2023 – 06.08.2023
Course time:
10.00 am – 5.00 pm
Application Deadline:

Course fee:
EUR 660

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