Private Dots and Public Clouds
Private Dots
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Public Clouds
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Private Dots


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Public Clouds

a sound work
for the tonspur_passage
in times of COVID-19
by …

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Chris Izsák
1920
Luīze Nežberte
330000
Christopher Frieß
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Julian Siffert
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Marlene Fröhlich
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Leonhard Pill
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Elisa Pezza
15400
Luise Lutz
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Maxim Brezhnev

Private Dots


and


Public Clouds

A SOUND WORK FOR THE TONSPUR_PASSAGE
IN TIMES OF COVID-19 BY …

MAXIM BREZHNEV
CHRISTOPHER FRIESS
MARLENE FRÖHLICH
CHRIS IZSÁK
LUISE LUTZ
LUĪZE NEŽBERTE
ELISA PEZZA
LEONHARD PILL
JULIAN SIFFERT

TONSPUR KUNSTVEREIN WIEN IN COOPERATION WITH
TRANSARTS • UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED ARTS VIENNA
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR • GEORG WECKWERTH

TONSPUR_PASSAGE @ MQ WIEN
18 MAY – 13 JUN 2020

TONSPUR @ ANGEWANDTE FESTIVAL ONLINE 2020
23 – 26 JUN 2020

tonspur.at


transarts.at




Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com
Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com
Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com
Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com
Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com
Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com
Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com
Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com
Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com
Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com
Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com
Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com

Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com
Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com
Foto: Marlene Fröhlich | luxundlumen.com
Livestream - Tonspur @ Angewandte Festival Online 2020

PRIVATE DOTS AND PUBLIC CLOUDS

As the current situation demands that we isolate ourselves, stay in our homes and do not share public space, we have to create digital spaces via technological devices and software in order to connect and communicate with others. During this time, these virtual spaces are seen as replacements of public spaces. They are intersections of our private surroundings, allowing the creation of alternative modes of gathering and, more deeply, of possible forms of publicness within the privateness. How could we then record these virtual spaces within our homes?

“Private Dots and Public Clouds” is based on a recording of a silent online meeting using a video conference software. During this meeting, we refrained from talking and we tried to listen to the space, that emerged out of the overlapping sounds of all our individual environments within our laptop’s speakers. Every participant has recorded this meeting from their own laptop. These recordings, whose sounds and rhythms are modulated and filtered by everyone's respective internet connection, result in differently sounding perspectives of the same shared virtual place. Therein, we tried to portray our personal contexts within the current situation. By remaining silent and allowing the background noises of our flats to come to the foreground, we tried to compose both a situation of collective listening as well as sonic traces of absence, of loneliness and non-communication, as these virtual spaces are usually created specifically to communicate through language. Reflecting on how to perform the situation of forced isolation was the aim of this project.

The visual material shown in the lightboxes relates to the recorded private spaces, pointing to the sound sources audible in the recordings. The accompanying postcard shows a map of the locations of each of the participants based on the distances and directions from the main focal point, the TONSPUR_passage. Ultimately, the passage with its eight speakers is a transmitter to actual public space: from private dots to public clouds.

BIOGRAPHIES

Maxim Brezhnev, born in Toglatti, Russian Federation in 1989, lives and works in Vienna and Prague • Christopher Frieß, born in Kufstein, Tyrol in 1998, lives and works in Angath and Vienna • Marlene Fröhlich, born in St. Veit an der Glan, Carinthia in 1989, lives and works in Vienna • Chris Izsák, born in Vienna in 1998, lives and works in Vienna and Plowdiw, Bulgaria • Luise Lutz, born in Linz in 2000, lives and works in Linz and Vienna • Luīze Nežberte, born in Riga, Latvia in 1998, lives and works in Vienna • Elisa Pezza, born in Rovereto, Italy in 1998, lives and works in Vienna and Bolzano, Italy • Leonhard Pill, born in Munich in 1987, lives and works in Vienna • Julian Siffert, born in Vienna in 1993, lives and works in Vienna.

CREDITS

Private Dots and Public Clouds • 8-channel sound work • 7-part series of A1 images • Duration: 6:00 min
Artistical concept • Group work
Title creation • Julian Siffert
Text • Elisa Pezza and Julian Siffert
Recordings • Group members
Sound editing • Julian Siffert
Photos passage gallery • Group members
Image editing and graphic design • Christopher Frieß and Elisa Pezza
Design sujet and exhibition poster • Christopher Frieß
Video • Leonhard Pill
Photo documentary • Marlene Fröhlich
Social media • Group work
Livestream @ Angewandte Festival Online 2020 • Group work
Concept livestream • Julian Siffert
Design webpage “Private Dots and Public Clouds Online” @ Angewandte Festival Online 2020 • Christopher Frieß
Head of workshop • Georg Weckwerth

A production of TONSPUR Kunstverein Wien for the series TONSPUR für einen öffentlichen raum 2020 • Installation set up • Peter Szely • Artistic director • Georg Weckwerth

Special thanks to • Roman Pfeffer & Team TransArts



Private Dots


and


Public Clouds

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Thursday, 25 Jun • 1500 - 1530


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