Learning About Images by Listening to Music
Season 2, Episode 1
J. G. Biberkopf and TOLE
October 16 at 7pm
Studio of Photography, UMPRUM, nám. Jana Palacha 80, Prague 1, room 406
In the first episode of the second LAILM season, J. G. Biberkopf and TOLE will present a selection of materials departing from their shared interest in focused listening of sounds that are usually being eliminated, suppressed, or not considered musical as well as their interest in less usual conditions for sonic experiences.
J. G. Biberkopf is an artist working within the fields of sound, documentary, performance, and installation.
J. G. Biberkopf's practice assembles a spectrum of influences deriving from sound studies and ecosophy, urbanism, art, and media theory. Their recent solo work and collaborations predominantly work to deconstruct the political imaginary active in Western society. In previous work, they have focused on aural memes, exploring the semiotics of sound, while their 'Ecologies' album series made a contribution in bringing the ecological discourse into the realm of electronic music.
J. G. Biberkopf has presented works and collaborations at Barbican Centre (UK), Berghain (DE), Berlin Atonal (DE), Haus Der Kunst (DE), HEAD (CH), Liquid Architecture (AUS), Mutek (CA), Centre Pompidou (FR), Sonic Acts (NL), Transmediale (DE), The Kitchen (US), Unsound (PL), Venice Biennale (IT) and various others. J. G. Biberkopf has collaborated with numerous artists, including DeForrest Jr. Brown, Holly Childs, Mariechen Danz, Marija Bozinovska Jones, Ieva Misevičiūtė, Marcel Weber (MFO), and others. They were a key member of the curatorial teams of the Newman Festival (2015) and Unthinkable Nomos research platform (2016). They hold an MA in Film, Design, and Politics from Sandberg Institute.
TOLE is a moniker of the visual artist Martin Kohout for his occasional production of sonic fermentation which has been presented in various forms ranging from live sets to video soundtracks or audio installations.