Von: Dr. Weronika Kobylinska
Datum: Thu, 21 Jul 2022
Betreff: Post-doc project
To whom it may concern,
My name is Weronika Kobylińska and I am an researcher and art historian especially interested in photography, new media and sonic art. Currently, as an international fellow at the Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut in Essen, I am working on a project entitled “Communicating with(in) space and sound” – about artistic narratives created in a dialogue with the specific soundscape (especially sound-walks).
I would like to gather data on artists, activists and educators who try to avoid the anthropocentric perspective and create environmental sound narratives that include not only urban noise, but also the sounds of the natural world, the “voice” of heritage or the industrial areas. The future project’s results will include an article for publishing in the academic journal as well as popularising materials (KWI blog).
I would like to ask if within your Gesellschaft I could find people interested in sonic art who could share with me their experiences and thoughts on the subject (especially sound artists that are inspired by the characteristics of certain regions in Germany or who like to incorporate sound-walk in their artistic strategy). I would highly appreciate your help in getting me in touch with them, so I could conduct an interview in person or via zoom. I have already established contact with Christina Kubisch, I will be in Berlin in September in order to conduct an interview with her, but I am also very much looking forward to the younger generation of artists. I am certain that I will be in Berlin between 12-16th September, so I am open to a meeting then with anyone who would like to discuss the topics mentioned. Moreover, if your institution would be interested, I will gladly provide an open, public lecture in English about the topic (please, see the attachment with the abstract, where more details are provided; we can also think about slightly editing the topic and the scope of the lecture, so it would be interesting for your audience). Attachment could be found here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MzweP72ZI89GcACaW177aGt4oncQCMNN/view?usp=sharing
In case of any questions, I remain at your disposal.
Please accept my most respectful regards,
Dr. Weronika Kobylińska
Dr. Weronika Kobylińska (she/her)
KWI International Fellow
Assistant Professor, Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw (Poland)