{kA}: Oblivious to Gravity – the final exhibtion – at Errant Sound Berlin

Building-sound compositions in (half-)public spaces.

Exhibition about a series of works on the artistic exploration of building sound (2010-2019) by Gerriet K. Sharma, curated by Janine Eisenächer.


Errant Sound reopens its doors to the public and invites you to the exhibition “{kA}: No Idea of Gravity” by Gerriet K. Sharma, dedicated to the artistic exploration of building sound. Between 2010 and 2019, the sound artist and composer artistically interrogated different public and private architectures for their sonic characteristics and peculiarities. Site-specific sounds were composed by him, reorganized, transformed and made tangible for audiences in multi-channel loudspeaker installations. The building sound compositions recorded binaurally with Kunstkopf are now made documentarily experienceable at Errant Sound with 2 headphone installations per building. The exhibition presents 2 of the 6 building sound compositions per week in a constant setting (1st week: Würzburg/ Villa 03 and Graz/ Sauraugasse 04 // 2nd week: Murau/ Alte Gerberei and Zagreb/ French Pavilion // 3rd week: Cologne/ Wiretapped Voids and Severinstraße 214-218). The specially prepared reading room with the respective publications and the digitally “walk-through” Research Catalogue also offers the opportunity to follow the work processes, Sharma’s artistic research method and approach at leisure and to experience the buildings visually as well. (More information about the work below.)

10 years after the beginning of this work and series of works with the Kanzlei für Raumbefragung (together with Saskia Reither and Nico Bergmann), the artistic practice and conditions of building sound compositions as well as social, architectural, historical and musical space are reflected from a current perspective. Against the backdrop of the increasing experience of digital spaces as well as progressive gentrification and real estate speculation and the debate on immersion, the question of our need for space and our perception of space is forcefully raised anew. Sharma’s work, in its complexity and multi-layeredness, offers many access points for sound-artistic and perceptual-political questions of today.

For more information on the composition series: https://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/842817/842818

Because listening to the building sound compositions requires time and there are four listening stations in the exhibition, attendance is limited to 4 people at a time per hour. This includes the reading room.

We offer hourly time slots (17-18h/ 18h-19h/ 19h-20h/ 20h-21h), two-hour stays can also be booked.

Email registration to: sharma@kavs.cc

Please bring proof of a negative rapid test and an FFP2 mask. The mask can be removed at the listening station itself.

Opening: June 11, 2021, 6 p.m., artist talk at 7:30 p.m.

Exhibition: June 12-27, 2021, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Thursday through Sunday) each day.

Events: June 18, 2021, 7 p.m.: Lecture by Prof. Dr. Stephan Günzel.

“Vraum. Perception and Virtual Spatiality.”

Finissage: June 27, 2021, starting at 5 p.m., discussion with Brandon LaBelle (input) and other guests starting at 7 p.m.