Workshop: On Rhythming. Sensory Acts and Performative Modes of Sonic Thinking, 19th to 20th February 2019

On Rhythming. Sensory Acts and Performative Modes of Sonic Thinking

A workshop developed by Carla J. Maier and Melissa Van Drie, 19–20 February 2019, Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen

“Sounds are situated. They can neither be separated from the event of their happenings, nor from our own experiences of them. One of the challenges for researchers of sound is understanding how the different dimensions of this situatedness can be more fully addressed.
This workshop will develop a working concept of rhythming to get even closer to the complex physical, material, spiritual entanglements of sonic experience and research. How does transdisciplinary work on rhythming enrich sonic thinking?
Different kinds of embodied acts are key to rhythming. It’s through engaging multiple perspectives of hearing and sounding that we can perceive the temporal, spatial, corporeal, poetic forces making up everyday practices and relations.
The workshop gathers together a diverse range of researchers and practitioners, notably historians, anthropologists, artists and cooks. We will share aspects of our expertise, research questions and working methods through talks, and we will engage in collective exploratory experiences.” (Concept by
Carla J. Maier & Melissa Van Drie)

On Rhythming Kopie
Drawing by Janna R. Wieland

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Workshop Contributions

The rhythmings of waulking and femininity – Birgit Althans (researcher, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf)

Sonic performative writing & drawing: diffractive methodology – Elise von Bernstorff & Janna R. Wieland (researchers, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf)

Soundwalk reflections: How can we verbalise, visualise and rhythmise sonic and physical fieldwork experiences? – Elise von Bernstorff / Janna R. Wieland (researchers, Kunstakademie Düsseldorf)