DV XVIII | Christina Kubisch: Artist Talk + Electrical Walks
ARTIST TALK | Christina Kubisch
Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 7pm
At: VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo Street
ELECTRICAL WALKS* | Christina Kubisch
Friday September 9, 2016 (2pm, 4pm,7pm)
Free Admission. RSVP necessary.
Please note that we only register one ticket per person. Group bookings are not allowed and individuals can attend one soundwalk only. (https://www.eventbrite.ca/
* Electrical Walks (2003-ongoing)
Electromagnetic Investigations in the City
Since the end of the 1970s, Christina Kubisch has worked with the system of electromagnetic induction that she has developed from a basic technique to an individual artistic tool. In 2003 she began a new series of these works in public spaces, which trace the electromagnetic fields of urban environments in the form of city walks.
Electrical Walks is a work in progress. It is a public walk with special, sensitive wireless headphones through which the acoustic qualities of the aboveground and underground electromagnetic fields become amplified and audible. (http://
Christina Kubisch was born in Bremen, Germany and studied painting, music and electronics in Hamburg, Graz, Zürich and Milano, where she graduated. Her works take a variety of forms, ranging from performances, concerts and video (in the seventies), to sound installations, sound sculptures and experimentation with ultraviolet light. Her sound compositions are primarily electroacoustic, though she has written for ensembles as well. Since 2003 she performs again and to collaborate with various musicians and dancers.
She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, such as the Award of the German Industrial Association (BDI) 1998, composition grant of the city of Berlin 2000, Carl Djerassi Honorary Fellowship, USA 2000, artist-in-residence IASPIS, Stockholm 2002, Honorary prize of the German Sound Art Prize 2008, City sound artist Bonn, 2013.
Since 1974 she has had solo exhibitions in Europe, USA, Australia, Japan and South America. She has participated in numerous international festivals and group exhibitions including: Pro Musica Nova, Bremen 1976 and 1980, Für Augen und Ohren, Berlin 1980, Biennale of Venice 1980 and 1982, documenta 8, Kassel 1987, Ars Electronica, Linz 1987 and 2010, Steirischer Herbst, Graz 1987, Biennale of Sydney 1990, Biennale of Nagoya 1991,Donaueschinger Musiktage 1993 and 1997, Sonambiente, Berlin 1996 and 2006, Klangkunstforum Parkkolonnaden, Berlin 1999, Sonic Boom, London 2000, Visual Sound, Pittsburgh 2001, Singuhr Hörgalerie, Berlin 2002, Activating the Medium, San Francisco 2003, sounding spaces, Tokyo 2003, Resonances – The Electromagnetic Bodies Project, ZKM, Karlsruhe 2005, Her Noise, London 2005, B!AS International Sound Art Exhibition, Taipei 2005, Stockholm New Music 2006, Invisible Geographies: Sound Art from Germany, New York 2006, Sharjah Biennial 2007, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival 2007, Soni(c)loud, Mexico City 2008, RUHR2010, European Capital of Culture project, Ruhr area 2010, Salon Urbain de Douala, Cameroon 2010, gateways, Art and Networked Culture, Tallinn 2011, White Walls Have Ears, Hong Kong 2012, Sound Art. Klang als Medium der Kunst, ZKM, Karlsruhe 2012, bonnhoeren, Beethovenstiftung Bonn, 2013, festival NOW, Essen 2014, blurred edges festival, Hamburg, 2015.
Her music has been released with various labels including Cramps Records, Edition RZ, ampersand, semishigure, Die Schachtel, Olof Bright, and AA Records.
Christina Kubisch has been a visiting professor in Maastricht, Paris and Berlin. She was a Sound Art Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, Saarbrücken, Germany, from 1994 to 2013. She is a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin since 1997.
These events are part of Destroy Vancouver XVIII.
DESTROY VANCOUVER is an experimental music and sound art series produced by VIVO Media Arts and curated by John Brennan and Elisa Ferrari. Coalescing around improvised forms of music and sound art, DV combines a broad range of experimental music genres and sound art aesthetics and brings together international improvisers with local and national sound artists and avant-garde musicians.
Canada Council for the Arts, BC Arts Council, CiTR, City of Vancouver, Province of BC, Vancouver New Music, Austrian Embassy Ottawa, PK Sound