Sound Development City

Sound Development City
Author: Nicholas Schärer (Ed.)
Publisher: Sound Development
Language: English
Pages: 263
Size: 22 x 16 cm
Weight: 468 g
Binding: Softcover
Availability: In stock
Price: €30.00
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Sound Development City is a three- week artist expedition that explores two European cities every year. The expedition crew consists of a dozen artists coming from different geo- graphical, cultural and artistic backgrounds. They are selected through an open call for projects that is geared towards artists who distinguish themselves through a process-oriented approach to their work, their curiosity and an explorative mindset.

On 9 September, 2015, a group of nineteen individuals — thirteen artists from eleven countries, five team members and one expedition writer — set off on the fourth artist expedition to Belgrade and Athens. The artists were selected by an international jury consisting of Esther Eppstein (Message Salon, Zurich), Milica Pekić (G12HUB, Belgrade), Poka-Yio (Athens Biennale, Athens), Andreas Finke (Sound Development, Zurich) and Martin Heller (Heller Enterprises, Zurich) out of a total of 502 applicants from 63 countries. The evaluation was based onartistic quality and originality, feasibility of realisation as well as the research-based approach of the project proposals.
The thirteen artists formed a heterogeneous group, coming from such diverse disciplines as experimental filmmaking, performing arts, literature, sound art and music. During Sound Development City, they worked on eleven projects that followed a wide
range of subjects and narrative lines. Seven days were spent in Belgrade, and seven in Athens. The journey in between, which the artists undertook individually on the land route, was an integral part of the expedition; it served as a shift in the working process and offered time for reflection and further research.