Resounding Cities at the exhibition Welcome to Ecumenopolis @ metamatic:taf

The sound map of our project and workshop is currently installed at the exhibition Welcome to Ecumenopolis.

Welcome to Ecumenopolis is curated by METASITU at the space metamatic:taf and will last until 29.03.2015.

Welcome to Ecumenopolis constitutes a platform for the presentation of the ‘global authenticity’: new fibers in this all-enveloping urban tissue, analysis of the global urban carpet that transcends legislative borders, paved avenues and network signals.

The exhibition brings together contemporary art practitioners, architects, urbanists and thinkers from Greece, Latvia, the UK, Germany and Spain to reflect, investigate or contradict the idea of the world as one continuous urban entity.

Workshops on the other hand explored the nature of ECUMENOPOLIS with purpose to engage public audience in the simulated processes that reflect on the transforming urban world and global networks they are integral part of. Workshop results such as objects, videos, texts and sounds are exhibited along the permanent exponents.

Participating artists: Giorgio Boulasidis, Olalla Gomez, Edurne Herrán, Reinis Hofmanis, Zissis Kotionis, METASITU, Edijs Vucens, Oliwia Weronika Twardowska, Laura Yuile, Theodoros Zafeiropoulos

Resounding Cities | Urban Rituals – Lisbon

06.03.2015 Resounding Cities / Urban Rituals. Presentation of artistic walking projects and sound walking projects in Lisbon. Artwork & wall graphic ‘Spaziergangwissenschaft’ by Stefaan van Biesen at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon (curated by Vermeire Geert) and students of RITS School of Arts Brussels -FBAUL Lisbon in the framework of the project Resounding Cities (Lisbon, Brussels, Athens). Building a network of artistic interventions with remote users from other cities we attempt to investigate the effect towards the cities involved. 3 Squares: Largo do Carmo Lisbon, Katelijne Square Brussels, Monasteraki Square Athens. Extracts sound recordings Largo do Carmo by Amélie Van Campen, Sarah Mylle, Karen Coppens and Laurens Luyten.

Resounding Cities at metamatic:taf – Workshop of the exhibition “Welcome to Ecumenopolis” curated by METASITU

RESOUNDING CITIES Workshop 7th March 2015 @ Metamatic:taf, Athens, Greece EXHIBITION by METASITU Welcome to Ecumenopolis – 19/2/2015 – 29/3/2015.

The goal of the workshop was, firstly, to create a sound map of Monastiraki square (an area near TAF Foundation), secondly, to design a blog which will be constantly renewed with audiovisual material, and last to compose a soundwalk with the use of mobile phones and GPS, that will augment the sensorial dimensions of urban rituals that compose the experience of the city. Besides the physically present participants the workshop will be enhanced with the contribution of our international network of visual artists, musicians and social scientists, that will collaborate with field recordings from other European cities. In the same time we were in live exchange with two associated workshops that will take place in Lisbon (The Milena Principle / Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon) and in Brussels (The Milena Principle / School of Arts – RITS, Radio Department). Other participants that contributed with sound and visual material are: Dzovinar Mikirditsian (Paris), Doris Hakim (Antwerp), Sinan Bokesoy (Istanbul) and Nikos Bubaris (Venice, Madrid).

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Resounding Cities workshop |7.3.2015| @ Welcome to Ecumenopolis – TheArtFoundation | METASITU

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A soundscape / created by your mobile phone

In the context of the exhibition Welcome to Ecumenopolis hosted in metamatic:taf from Thursday 19 February until Saturday 14 March 2015, we invite you to participate in a series of workshops with free admission. The exhibition Welcome to Ecumenopolis, curated by METASITU, explores the nature of “ecumenopolis” [from Greek: οἰκουμένη, meaning ‘world’, and πόλις polis meaning ‘city’] with the purpose to engage public audience in the simulated processes that reflect on the transforming urban world and global networks they are an integral part of. Saturday 7 March / 12.00 – 18.00 RESOUNDING CITIES Tutors: Sofia Grigoriadou, George Samantas, Maria Methimaki, Zoe Arvaniti, Dana Papachristou, Marisa Parasiri. During the workshop, participants will create a sound map of Monastiraki square, design a blog, which will be constantly renewed with audiovisual material, and compose a sound walk with the use of mobile phones and GPS that will augment the sensorial dimensions of urban rituals, which compose the experience of the city. The presence of the participants at the workshop will be complemented with the contribution of an international network of visual artists, musicians and social scientists that will collaborate with field recordings from other European locations. At the same time, the workshop will be in live exchange with two associated workshops that will take place in Lisbon  (The Milena Principle / Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon) and in Brussels (The Milena Principle / School of Arts – RITS, Radio Department). Other participants that will contribute with sound and visual material are: Dzovinar Mikirditsian (Paris), Doris Hakim (Antwerp), Sinan Bokesoy (Istanbul) and Nikos Bubaris (Venice, Madrid). The participants of the workshop will be introduced to the process of soundscape composition, sound design, and sound mapping, within the framework of site-specific artistic practice and promenadology, with the use of innovative locative media applications. The tutors will exemplify in practice field recording techniques, modes of sound material processing and reproduction and sound composition upon the map of the city, using the open-source platform “noTours”. Saturday 7 March / 12.00 – 18.00 Admission to the workshops is free / due to the limited number of participants it is necessary to sign up via email at info@metamatictaf.gr. Likewise the following workshops will be held: Saturday 21 February / 12.00 – 18.00 ALL THE LANDSCAPES YOU ARE – Tutor: Victoria Douka-Doukopoulou Saturday 28 February / 12.00 – 18.00 PROFILOPOLIS – Tutor: Antigoni Katsadima

Welcome to Ecumenopolis

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The world as one continuous urban entity / through an international interdisciplinary project

exhibition @ metamatic:taf until 29.03.2015

metamatic:taf has the pleasure to host the project Welcome to Ecumenopolis, curated by METASITU, which opens on Thursday 19 February 2015 at 20.30 and will run until 14 March 2015.

We all live in the same city. Not cities that resemble one another, but the same. The divorce between concrete and urbanization means that our existence now takes place in a series of complex networks that transcend urban/rural dichotomies; local, regional and national borders. No place on the planet has escaped the consequences and effects of modernity and urbanization.

Welcome to Ecumenopolis constitutes a platform for the presentation of the ‘global authenticity’: new fibers in this all-enveloping urban tissue, analysis of the global urban carpet that transcends legislative borders, paved avenues and network signals.

The exhibition will bring together contemporary art practitioners, architects, urbanists and thinkers from Greece, Latvia, the UK, Germany and Spain to reflect, investigate or contradict the idea of the world as one continuous urban entity.

Workshops on the other hand will explore the nature of ECUMENOPOLIS with purpose to engage public audience in the simulated processes that reflect on the transforming urban world and global networks they are integral part of. Workshop results such as objects, videos, texts and sounds will be exhibited along the permanent exponents.

Participating artists: Giorgio Boulasidis, Olalla Gomez, Edurne Herrán, Reinis Hofmanis, Zissis Kotionis, METASITU, Edijs Vucens, Oliwia Weronika Twardowska, Laura Yuile, Theodoros Zafeiropoulos

Curated by: METASITU (Eduardo Cassina, Liva Dudareva)