• May 1 - 26, 2017
• four weeks, full-time in Berlin, Germany
• 10-15 participants accepted
• Based in SPEKTRUM
Artist / Student (Full Time)*
During this four-week program we will explore the notion of vibration from both the scientific and creative perspectives. Each week a group of scientists and artists will host a workshop that will highlight a different element of vibration. Working together, they will discuss the mechanical properties—how these aspects of vibration actually work and what their effects are— which will be matched with demonstrations of how these properties can be manifested creatively, primarily through light and sound.
We will start the course with the fundamentals, with things like string theory, harmonic oscillators, how sound and light waves are created and perceived by the mind/body. Working essentially from micro to macro, concrete to conceptual, we will then discuss notions of observational atmospheric oscillations: gravitational waves and seismic oscillations, illustrated with a more psychological relationship between movement and place/how we perceive the spaces around us.
We will end with conversations related to theoretical physics: the relationship between space and time, and how these concepts are explored visually and aurally. The final week will be focused on hands-on working time where students will be able to refine and realize their works, which will be featured in a one-night exhibition on the final night of the course.
Week 1: Introduction, fundamentals of vibration, how vibration is experienced within the body/unseen forces+body+object
Week 2: Vibration as sound, psychology of sound/sound+space(natural/architectural)
Week 3: Vibration as light, time+space/patterning
Week 4: Work time, processing and producing works for final exhibition
This course is designed for anyone who has an interest in understanding how the world works from a functional, fundamental, scientific perspective, how these forces impact us on a day-to-day level, and then how to translate this into creative energies through light and sound. You don’t have to have a background in physics to participate in this workshop. We have built-in the time for introductory lectures which will open-up into group discussions throughout the weeks. We will begin at a basic popular science level and will advance along with the requirements of the group. This workshop is designed for people who are interested in making connections between the seen and unseen forces at play in our universe.