Justin Bennett’s Sound Installation Class at WEST Den Haag: “Voor Ogen en Oren”

The results of Justin Bennett’s Sound Installation class 2020–2021 will be exhibited at WEST Den Haag on 11, 12 and 13 June 2021. Reservations are essential through the following link: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-voor-ogen-en-oren-158571540747.

The exhibition will show works by Tristan Beutter, Lars Floris, Alec Gordon, Kim Ho, Siavash Jafari, Tornike Karchkhadze, Jerzy Klimczak, Farzaneh Nouri, Atte Olsonen and Ran Perry.

The title “Voor Ogen en Oren” refers to a pioneering exhibition “Für Augen und Ohren” or “Écouter par les yeux” from 1980. It brought together a spectrum of work from musicians, composers, inventors, conceptual artists where sound and image were equal partners. The idea of ‘sound art’ did not exist 40 years ago, but for artists these days addressing all the senses is now normal practice. 

This group of Sonology students have spent the last year investigating the connections and boundaries between the senses and asking questions like: What happens when you compose for visual vibrations? How does listening work underwater? How can we interact with digital life-forms? Can a computer dream about the city? How can you compose with time in an exhibition context?

Image: Knud Peter Petersen (detail of cover from catalogue Für Augen und Ohren).

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