The proximity inherent in urban living often awakens our detective curiosity about what banal event may have caused a certain puzzling noise from the neighboring apartment. Unfortunately, the mysterious origins of the sound behind the wall are mostly hidden from us and, moreover, we ourselves are not only the audience in this collective soundscape, but also performers at the same time: the comfortable leaning against the wall makes its scraping sound, the washing machine rumbles, the radiator hisses, chairs are moved, the shower water splashes through the drain and down the pipes … the resonating walls of the apartment reveal a true closeness, even when they suggest a separation.
In their sound installation “Beyond the Wall”, Daniela Fromberg & Stefan Roigk trace the invasion of noises from next door. Using corrugated cardboard, they construct large listening booths for the audience to sit in and elicit from these resonant bodies a surprising wealth of sound with everyday materials such as combs, leaves, velcro, spinning tops, plastic forks or yarn, and by applying textured surfaces. The audience is bathed in sound! Each cardboard booth offers an immersive listening experience with an unusually large amount of privacy for 1-2 people.
Since 2010, Daniela Fromberg & Stefan Roigk have been collaborating on intermedia installations and compositions that use artefacts from their everyday surroundings. Their artistic work also includes sculpture, musical graphics, performance and photography. They are the founder of geräusch[mu’si:k], an award-winning educational program for sound art.
Due to the ongoing situation and the limited number of seats, personal registration and compliance with the current hygiene regulations are required for some events in the context of the exhibition.
Beyond the Wall by Daniela Fromberg and Stefan Roigk at ausland / 7-12.09.2021
ausland | Lychener Straße 60 in 10437 Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg
OPENING: Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
/ from 6 p.m. to midnight
EXHIBITION: Wednesday, September 8th to Sunday, September 12th, 2021
/ from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Free admission! For registrations and detailed informations: ausland-berlin.de