Baltic Sounds is the result of an extensive field research into soundscapes in Baltic cities and their countryside. It reveals the tension between urban- and nature-based sound art practices across Estonia and Latvia. Whether its a city (Riga, Tallin), a village, art-residence (MoKs), or somewhere in between on the countries border.
Sound is posited as a medium that deterritorialises the concept of mapping, while staying inherently connected to the space in which it was originally made. Baltic Sounds also aims to stress the silent presence of Baltic sound-artworks which infiltrate and permeate (art) spaces in the so-called West.
In our post-visualisation era, when images are enmeshed in our daily lives, Baltic Sounds wishes to emphasize the physical aspect of hearing by presenting artists who translate absence, silence and limitation of space into sound, taking into account their unknown (almost invisible) fading-out position within the arts.
***Curated by Nathalie Cohen and Christine Denamur
Part of Somewhere in between exhibition, information below:
With artworks by Kiwa Noid, Andris Indans and Laura Ziemele, Kara-Lis Coverdale, Jelena Glazova, Raul Keller, Gundega Graudiņa, (murmer) Patrick Tubin McGinley and Figūras, Kaspars GroShevs
Thanks to the following sonic agents:
, Esther Venrooy
, Marc Jacobs
, Caroline Profanter, Mich Leemans
, Ingel Vaikla
, Marika Agu
, Stephane Marin
, Julia Eckhardt
, and John Grzinich
((The expo will be visible and audible between the 20 June until 19 August))