08 October 19– ACCA melbourne
Haroon Mirza: The Construction of an Act
[Link] [Interview] While undertaking a residency with Haroon Mirza, I developed my concept for an interactive synthesiser that can create sound through human touch. Working with Tom Mclean, I developed a modular synthesiser that was used by composer James Rushford and choreographer Julie Cunningham in a one-off live performance in response to the exhibition. Utilising carpet tiles removed from an accompanying installation, Mirza has designed a mode of display for the synthesiser that functions as scenography for this eventual performance; an interactive platform for the forging of bodies, space and sound.
19 Sep 2019 – Hyperdub's Ø Night at Corsica Studios
Carolin Schnurrer: KONTAKT
[Link] The record label Hyperdub invited me to create an installation for Ø, the label's experimental club night and artistic platform curated by Shannen SP and Kode9. Their monthly programme meshes music, art, technology and performance at Corsica Studios. Ø serves as a hub for alternative futurisms via artistic investigations and world-building, where Artificial Intelligence, GPS coordinates and IMSI catchers have as much of a place as 20Hz sub bass. Artists have utilised a raft of new media to question a variety of contemporary social, political and technological issues such as full automation, racism, diaspora, Brexit, stop and search, migration and surveillance.
6 Sep 2019 – COS x Serpentine Park Nights
[Link] [Review] Klein presented Lifetime, a multisensory performance exploring the fragility of one's culture through memory and loss using this performance as tool of preservation. The event featured the original music written and performed by Klein and wearable technology devised by me. I turned Klein's and her band's hands into midi-sound controllers to perform the Album 'Lifetime' through physical touch. Klein entered the stage playing Acrylic Drum Sticks in the air, designed by me. Klein and me turned a electric guitar into a midi instrument, so she could play her voice stems with a guitar.
July 2019 – Royal College of Arts
Carolin Schnurrer: KONTAKT
[More] Kontakt is a participatory performance and installation, exploring the power of physical touch and sound as a new means of communication in a networked, but atomised society. Challenging the boundaries between the individual and the collective by investigating touch and rhythm, human bodies are turned into momentary and unpredictable conductors: Sound is passed through skin and bodies behave like a collective intelligence.
26 July 2019 – Tate Modern – Tate Lates
Unsound: Undead Launch
AUDINT – whose name is an abbreviation of Audio Intelligence – is a research cell with a double aim: to conduct theoretical and artistic experiments at the peripheral zones of sound, and to investigate their impact on psychological and physiological states. The collective, publicly active since 2008, consists of Toby Heys, a Digital Research Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University and previous member of Battery Operated; Steve Goodman, aka Kode9, author of Sonic Warfare and the head of the Hyperdub record label; To mark the launch of Audint—Unsound:Undead, they invited me to perform at Uniqlo Late at Tate.
I turned AUDINT editor Eleni Ikoniadou text 'LAMENT' into a life sound piece. While Ikoniadou was reading the text, I distorted her voice through a delay pedal, a sound pedal a heat sensor and a synthesiser.
April 2019 – International Flavors Et Fragrances Paris
Carolin Schnurrer: The Future of Smell
Sonic perfume bottle investigating the correlation between sound and smell for the International Flavors and Fragrances Inc. (IFF), This research Center for sensorial experience in Paris, is a leading pioneer in sensory experiences, and the longest standing partner of the RCA, for over 20 years. With this partnership, IFF invites the RCA fashion students into the invisible world of scents
Royal College of Art Fashion Show
8 June 2019, Cork Street Galleries, Mayfair
Nov 2018 – The Internet – Collaboration with Jordan Edge, led by Christina Worner, Joana Pestana & Max Ryan.
Critical GPS: Public Interventions in Virtual Spaces
[Website]CRITICAL GPS invited participants to explore the latent potential of public interventions in virtual 'space'. Calling upon the heritage of 60s site-specific art and analyses of so-called virtual ‘spaces’ and their already established networks present on the internet participants attempted to address the mixed-reality resulting from the overlay of digital dimensions upon the world, challenging the convergence of digital experiences of a space and its physical location. What does it mean when something which is more commonly regarded in abstract, ethereal terms becomes intrinsically linked to a specific physical space?
Calling upon the heritage of 60s site-specific art and analyses of so-called virtual ‘spaces’ and their already established networks present on the internet participants attempted to address the mixed-reality resulting from the overlay of digital dimensions upon the world, challenging the convergence of digital experiences of a space and its physical location.