Brandon LaBelle: Public JukeboxOctober 30, 2007, 6:00 pm »
Sound and public space come to intersect in dynamic ways, marking public life with an additional sonics and the audible with a sense of social usage. Following this intersection, I'll present a number of projects as a way to explore and talk through in what way sound and public life come to form an extended social geography.
Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer working with sounds, places, bodies, and cultural frictions. Through his work with Errant Bodies Press he has co-edited the anthologies "Site of Sound: Of Architecture and the Ear", "Writing Aloud: The Sonics of Language", "Surface Tension: Problematics of Site" and "Radio Territories". His installation work has been featured in exhibitions and festivals internationally, including "Sampling Rage"(1999) Podewil Berlin, "Sound as Media"(2000) ICC Tokyo, "Bitstreams"(2001) Whitney Museum New York, "Pleasure of Language"(2002) Netherlands Media Institute Amsterdam, "Undercover"(2003) Museet for Samtidskunst Roskilde, and "Cross Lake Atlantic"(2007) Enrico Fornello Gallery, Prato, and his writings have been included in various books and journals, including "Experimental Sound and Radio" (MIT) and "Soundspace: Architecture for Sound and Vision" (Birkhäuser). He presented a solo exhibition at Singuhr galerie in Berlin (2004), and an experimental composition for pirate drummers as part of Virtual Territories, Nantes (2005). His ongoing project to build a library of radio memories, "Phantom Radio", was presented fall 2006 as part of Radio Revolten, Halle Germany. He is the author of "Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art" (Continuum 2006). He teaches at the University of Copenhagen and is currently developing projects on auditory design, emotional geographies and street cultures.
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