Aural Sculpturality

May 9, 2019 | News

Soundartist and composer Gerriet Sharma presented his new book “aural sculpturality” and held a lecture at ZKM Karlsruhe. Part of the evening was a concert where the work of different composers was instrumentally interpreted as sculptures via sonible’s 3D audio system IKO.
The last time the question “What is a modern sculpture?” was dealt with in an exhibition was in 1986 at the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. From April to August 2019, the ZKM – Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany explores the topic further in an exhibition named “Negative Space”, where the aim is to change the view on modern and contemporary sculptures.

Interpretations with IKO

Part of the exhibition was an evening with Gerriet Sharma, where he tried to integrate electro-acustic room-sound phenomena (plastic sound objects) as “traditional” sculptural object-space-relation. After his lecture, a concert took place where compositions of John Chowing, György Ligeti, Gottfried Michael Koenig, Iannis Xenakis, Pauline Oliveros and Karlheinz Stockhaus were instrumentally interpreted as sculptures via the IKO.

Furthermore, Gerriet Sharma led two workshops about “aural sculpturality” and room-sound compositions with the IKO speaker system.

The ZKM – Center for Art and Media in Karlsruhe, Germany is a unique cultural institution. Unlike a traditional museum it includes both, room-based art like paintings, photography and sculptures and time-based art such as film, video, media art, music, dance, theater and performance.