>Silent Sonorities<

2018 / exhibition / international / year

Sonorities Festival Belfast presented a selection of works at QSS during the month of April that focused on the listener.

‘The Listening Wall’ was a participatory project developed by Iris Garrelfs, consisting of a “wall” of curated scores for listening and sound related instruction scores. Visitors were invited to take as many as they liked and, with each score, to explore their environments from different perspectives. Included scores by Cathy Lane, Graham Dunning, Jez Riley French, Jo Thomas, Salome Voegelin, Viv Corringham & more.

Iris Garrelfs is a site-responsive sound artist active across performance, installation and fixed media. Her understanding of place includes people who, through their ideas or presence, participate in creating it. Through listening she establishes relationships with the world, and exploring how things are connected.



‘SchuhzuGehör_path of awareness’ was a guided listening walk with katrinem that began at QSS and then explored the surrounding listening spaces of Belfast. The ‘listening walk’ 
explored the individual‘s personal experience of space through walking, particularly the interplay between sound event (footstep) and surrounding architecture. The path itself was the destination. The moderate speed of pedestrian locomotion. The regularity of the step-by-step progress. The readiness to open up our auditory perceptive space.

katrinem, born 1969 in Augsburg, lives and works in Linz (A) and Berlin (D). The examination of sound and space has long been an integral part of katrinem’s artistic work. katrinem has been investigating the walkability of cities and its associated spatial perception. Two aspects of her current artistic research and process are emphasized: Observing a site (Platzstudien) and personally experiencing space while walking (SchuhzuGehör_path of awareness).