• The Great Learning Orchestra, a4 rum, 2014–. Photo: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
30 August 2014–30 November 2014

No Sound Is Innocent

Erik Bünger, Written On Tablets of Flesh 
The Great Learning Orchestra, a4 rum
Angelica Mesisti, Citizens Band

Under the heading No Sound is Innocent, three parallel exhibitions are brought together which in various ways relate to sound and listening, voice and music.

Erik Bünger, A Lecture on Schizophonia, video 2007–2011. Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Erik Bünger, A Lecture on Schizophonia, video 2007–2011. Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
Erik Bünger, The Girl Who Never Was, 2013
Erik Bünger, The Girl Who Never Was, 2013
Erik Bünger
Written on Tablets of Flesh

The exhibition Written on Tablets of Flesh is a trilogy of essayistic works by artist and composer Erik Bünger, accompanied by his live performances and a display of artefacts that recur in the films. Centred on the human voice and employing humour, the exhibition chops and changes between history, philosophy, media and popular culture to explore the contradictory relationship between the voice, the body, music, language and technology. Here the voice and music are not the phenomena that primary give rise to a personal, human presence and interpersonal communication; rather they are a strange being that allows a non-human entity to enter the human body and take control over it.
www.erikbunger.com

The Great Learning Orchestra, a4 rum, 2014–. Foto: Jean-Baptiste Béranger
The Great Learning Orchestra
a4 rum

a4 rum is a project that stretches the boundaries of visual art and music, initiated in 2004 by Leif Jordansson for the Great Learning Orchestra. What began as an open invitation to contribute a composition, which could be in the format of traditional musical notation, written instructions, graphic images or photographs, has now grown into a comprehensive archive of more than 140 compositions that each fits on an A4 sheet.

The exhibition a4 rum is a combination of an installation and a concert in which hundreds of compositions can be both viewed and heard. The presentation of a4 rum at Marabouparken konsthall is the most comprehensive presentation to date and comprises a large number of new compositions by well-known artists, musicians, etc.

The Great Learning Orchestra will perform several of the exhibited compositions in Marabouparken on October 1 and 22 and November 12 and 26.
www.thegreatlearningorchestra.se

Angelica Mesiti, Citizens Band, 4-channel HD video installation, 2012
Angelica Mesiti, Citizens Band, 4-channel HD video installation, 2012
Angelica Mesiti
Citizens Band

The exhibition Citizens Band comprises four films that document musicians who work outside the established music scene. The films were shot in ordinary public places, from a public swimming pool and the Metro in Paris to the streets of Australia, where both the music and the context in which it is performed depict a life in exile.
www.angelicamesiti.com

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