23.06.2022 to 04.08.2022 - SCHAURAUM Angewandte
Conny Zenk: BIOSPHERE
FREE ENTRY, ART
Curated by Ruth Schnell and Tommy Schneider
Opening: Thu 23.06., 19h (The artist is present)
“Understanding sound as relational, as what may traffic across acoustics and electronics, bodies and machines, supporting contact with the world.”
Brandon LaBelle – Acoustic Justice, 2021
Cyclists question the city as a soundscape, scrutinising its power effects and implications. Who has access and how to the acoustic arenas of everyday life? What is the sound of (your) city? In collaboration with the artists Verena Dürr, Gischt, Suzie Léger, Ramona Cidej and Matthias Hurtl, Conny Zenk develops a multi-channel audio-visual experience for her vegetative, technoid and velophilic contemporaries and fellow cyclists. Sound recordings and atmospheres of the city form the basis for the soundtrack of BIOSPHERE. Clouds of electrosmog hover clanging above the moving drones of urban infrastructure. Fragments of voices and poetry overlay long-forgotten territories. Distorted sounds, cross our paths, stretching and amplifying them. Traces of sound connect conversations with places and pictures of our past and present. How can cities be rethought through collective listening?
Conny Zenk is a media artist working at the intersection of performance, video and sound in the context of urban architecture, feminism and the city. She studied Digital Arts at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 2017 she founded the participatory event series RAD Performance.
Image: Conny Zenk