Dirty Ear Forum - sixth edition

Maria Andueza (Madrid)
Rui Costa (Lisbon)
Deborah Kapchan (New York)
Brandon LaBelle (Berlin)
Ana Pais (Lisbon)
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec (Amsterdam)

Lab: September 30th - October 4th, 2016 / Public Presentation (exhibition): October 5th, 2016

Venues: Boavista Municipal Gallery / Palácio Pancas Palha (Lisbon)

Co-production: EGEAC / Galerias Municipais, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, and Binaural/Nodar

DIRTY EAR Forum is an intensive lab bringing together a range of artists-researchers to explore the use of sound as a material that "collaborates" with the environment and the listener and may operate as a creative platform for developing new methodologies and forms of collective expression. The 6th edition of DIRTY EAR Forum, co-curated by Brandon LaBelle and Ana Pais, is dedicated to the topic "The Performativity of Sound and Affect". Like the experience of sound, affective modes of experience happen invite us to listen to sensitive rhythms, to movements and vibrations, to multiple intensities. Listening and feeling act as an eminently vibro-tactile experience that collapses borders - between bodies and objects, between public and private - that shape our common perception of the world. Sound and affect are performative, they do things: they hit us, they circulate, they act upon us calling for reactions. Such performativity allows us to wonder about how sound and affect condition and potentiate our experience as well as our ways of thinking, perceiving and acting.

the city as object, the interobjective, being rhythmed by place, emplaced, step by step, across surfaces and into depths, the imaginary city. (installation recording)