Lecture on Sound Installation Art: The Audience inside the Instrument


Guest: Edwin Van Der Heide

Date: 2013-10-25  18:30 ~ 2013-10-25  20:00

Address: ldg.18, No.50 Moganshan RD., Shanghai

Speaker: Edwin Van Der Heide

Organized by Chronus Art Center, Electronic Music Week, Netherlands Consulate General in Shanghai

Free for admission. Please make your reservation via info@chronusartcenter.org .

Edwin Van Der Heide, the world-renowned Dutch sound artist, will highlight a number of his works, explain the underlying ideas and draw connections between the presented works. The focus will be on immersive, explorative and interactive environments; works where the audience is surrounded by, or inside, the work and asked to play an active role to discover and reveal the work.  At the same time, Edwin’s work “Pneumatic Sound Field” is now exhibited in Shanghai Concert Hall as a project of Shanghai Electronic Music Week.

About the Artist

Edwin van der Heide is an artist and researcher in the field of sound, space and interaction. He extends the terms composition and musical language into spatial, interactive and interdisciplinary directions. His work comprises installations, performances and environments. The audience is placed in the middle of the work and challenged to actively explore, interact and relate themselves to the work.

He has presented his work at renown museums and festivals as SMAK - Ghent, Ars Electronica Festival - Linz, Stedelijk Museum - Amsterdam, V2_'s DEAF - Rotterdam, ICC - Tokyo, NAMOC - Beijing, Transmediale - Berlin, SONAR - Barcelona, Taipei Fine Arts Museum, SFMOMA, FILE - Brazil and SONAMBIENTE - Berlin. In the summer of 2013 he exhibited his installation “Spatial Sound” (100dB at 100km/h) at the K11 Art Space in Shanghai.

Beside’s running his own studio he is part-time assistant professor at Leiden University (LIACS / Media Technology MSc programme) and heading the Spatial Interaction Lab at the ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire and Arts Academy in The Hague. He was Edgard Varèse guest professor at the Technische Universit?tBerlin(2009) and won the Witteveen+Bos Art+Technology Award 2009 for his entire body of work. Recently he was guest professor at Le Fresnoy, studio des arts contemporain inFrancefor the year 2011- 2012.