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


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 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

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