Offered as a one day or one week course
Group size maximum 20
Our surroundings both internally and externally are sculpted through oral (the mouth) and aural (the ear) muscles.
A workshop exploring the body and voice as material, considering group process and collaboration.
The workshop takes inspiration from the call and response process of sea shanty and labour songs, incorporating wider uses of sound and mantra. These methods are accompanied by subtle movement and listening activities. Forming an embodied dialogue on place, collectivity and materiality.
By exercising what we call the “collective muscular system”, the workshop will reflect upon current societal dialogues, considering the agency of objects, the potentially of sound and the relationship between labors and aesthetics. The workshop will be divided into different stages, including participative performance, discussion and making.
The workshop is inspired by the signaling communication of animals and plants, and the role of mantras in culture and fireside story circles. The intention is also inspired by the concept of Samsara, a continuous and cyclical wondering.
Intention of the workshop
To investigate the essence of sound and action – exercising the aural
To investigate the relationship between public and private soundings
To experiment with materials and discover individual materiality
To use the voice in new ways – exercising the oral
Discover haptic material
To experiment with how words and sounds are shaped
To discover collective rhythms and responses
Bergen Academy of Art, Norway 2015