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Workshop with Brandon LaBelle “Over/Here”

20. November 2014 @ 13:00 – 16:00
Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Wien
Schillerplatz 3
1010 Wien
Keiko Uenishi

Call for Participation

Workshop with Brandon LaBelle
Thursday, 20 November
13:00 – 16:00
Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien, Room DG-12b (top floor)
Schillerplatz 3, 1030 Wien
FREE for participation
Limited capacity / Registration is absolutely required!
Language used: English
Presented by
ÖH-Dok (Doctoral Students Union) of Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien
Initiative formed by
Keiko Uenishi, PhD-in-Practice, Akbild
Focused topic(s) charted out in the workshop/discussions
Sound supports a dynamic relationality between self and surrounding, imparting generative instances of contact and belonging, along with interruption and negotiation. From echoes passing across a given space to vibrations underfoot, disturbances from the neighbor to recollections of disappeared voices, this intense relationality can be appreciated as exceeding the sightlines of the spatial imagination, and the limits of the single body, to support alternative notions of shared space – of meeting the other.
I’m interested to chart out an acoustics of sharing by focusing on overhearing – experiences of hearing more than should be heard. This will lead to reflections on multiplicity and urban experience, and how listening may operate to support a sociality of not only intimacy and mutuality, but also affective intensity and disagreement. At stake is a concern for how overhearing may foster means for contending with the dynamics of global life today.
Keywords: Overhearing, Relationality, Multiplicity, Echoes, Urban space, Shared space, Mutuality
About Brandon LaBelle
Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer working with sound culture, voice, and questions of agency. He develops and presents artistic projects and performances within a range of international contexts, often working collaboratively and in public. Recent projects include “Civic Center”, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, “Sixth Housing Estate”, South London Gallery, London, and “Hobo College”, Marrakech Biennial parallel project. His latest book, Lexicon of the Mouth: Poetics and Politics of Voice and the Oral Imaginary (2014),Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art (2006) and Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life (2010) were published by Bloomsbury. He is the editor of Errant Bodies Press and Professor at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design, Norway.
Practical information:
  • The room DG-12b is located at the top floor at Akademie der Bildenden Künste Wien (Schillerplatz 3, 1030 Wien.) We’ll send you detailed directions to confirmed participants.
  • We will send you reading materials after finalizing the registration. Please read and prepare for the workshop discussions in advance.
  • Participants should be able to attend the whole workshop.
To register:
Registration/Participation is FREE!
Please submit the following information to with a subject line “Over/Here workshop
  • Your full name
  • Email address
  • Name of the school(s) you currently belong (For students: Please include field(s) of study/research// For teachers: Please include the field(s) you specialize) – if it applies to you.
  • Reasons to apply for the workshop
We will try to accommodate as many of you as possible. However, the limit of capacity may force us to close the application early.  Accordingly, we urge you to apply sooner than later.
Looking forward to receiving your application!
Any questions/inquiries re: this workshop? >
Contact: Keiko Uenishi (Akbild/PhD-in-Practice) >>  oblaten_at_gmail_dot_com
More about ÖH-Dok/Akbild in general>>
Related ÖH-Dok event (after the workshop!)
Thursday, 20 November at 19:00
@Depot, Breite Gasse 3, 1070 Wien
Brandon LaBelle  “Lexicon of the Mouth”
FREE admission!
This event is co-presented with and TransArts of the Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Wien