SONIC ISLANDS – Mirrored perceptions between Tierra del Fuego + Rügen
March and September 2023
SONIC ISLANDS focuses on the various auditory aspects of the TERRA IGNOTA project and is part of TIF 2023/24. We are interested in the meaning of sound as a semantic system and as a form of artistic articulation. Questions about origin, identity, intercultural understanding but also about perception, legibility and interaction with the environment, social processes and structures beyond visually connoted reference systems are the subject of our joint research. Listening and making audible to stimulate changes of perspective in the process of artistic research and knowledge production as well as in communicating to an audience.
The research process will be conducted in Tierra del Fuego (March 2023) and on the geographically and culturally mirrored island of Rügen (September 2023) – both regions lie exactly on the same latitude (54°36’20.5 “S / 54°36’20.5 “N). The results are presented on the opposite sides in the different local contexts – literally drawing a straight connecting line through the globe. The themes connect both sites and are communicated through concrete site-specific sound installations, interventions, performances and listening essays.
The project is funded by the Goethe Institut International Coproduction Funds and Musikfonds e.V.