Summer camp for children from 10 to 13 years of age with an emphasis on exploring contemporary sound arts and technology!
03 – 08 July 2022 @ CŠOD Trilobit, Javorniški Rovt 25, 4270 Jesenice
*SUMMER CAMP CANCELED*
Do you want to test yourself in the role of a researcher of contemporary sound arts and related technologies? Are you interested in how the speaker works? How can you listen to electromagnetic waves on electronic devices? Or what does polluted water sound like?
Every day workshops will be held by experienced mentors and artists. They will make various sound devices and explore the diverse field of contemporary sound art.
The purpose of the camp is to bring elementary students closer to the field of contemporary research arts, which in addition to a wide range of concepts such as DIY (do-it-yourself), DITO (do-it-yourself), citizen science, bio-art, also cover science, ecology, and modern technologies.
WORKSHOPS BY DAYS
Jakob Grčman: Sound plate
In the workshop, we will make a simple speaker from paper plates, magnet, and copper wire. We will make an amplifier and in the process research electrical engineering, learn about components, and train in soldering. We will learn how speakers work and what sound is all about. During the camp, participants will also be able to try out the speakers and use them in other workshops.
Gregor Krpič: auDIY echo
Next day we will upgrade our knowledge of soldering and electronics and make an electronic musical instrument. Participants will create each their own AuDIY echo effect, which is used in popular and electronic music to create a variety of sound effects and textures. At the end of the workshop, we will connect them to the made speaker and test ourselves in playing it and include it in further sound research.
Miha Godec and Robertina Šebjanič: aqua_sono_ forensic
The starting point of the workshop is an art research project by Robertina Šebjanič and Gjin Šutić, in which they research and raise awareness about invisible polluters of water resources. Using the DIY principle, we will make a TDS meter (Total Disolved Solids) at the workshop, which allows easy measurement of dissolved salts and other chemical elements in water. We will connect the meter to the speaker and with the help of sound we will try to understand what clean water means and come across the concept of sonication in practice.
Ida Hirschenfelder: Electromagnetic field sensors
At the workshop, we will get acquainted with the characteristics of electromagnetic and sound frequency spectra. We will learn to assemble a gadget based on an open-source free circuit for field recording. Participants will make their own electromagnetic device Elektrosluch: an electromagnetic wave detector for the translation of electromagnetic (EMF) spectrum into a sound spectrum. At the end of the workshop, we will use the device to listen to electromagnetic waves in the surrounding.
Andrej Fon: Sound walk
The purpose of the workshop is to start interest in the sounds that surround us and listen to them carefully. In the last workshops, we will learn about the practical application of echolocation used by animals and humans. Equipped with binocular microphones and headphones, we will go for a walk in the nearby forest and listen carefully to the soundscape of nature. With the help of mentors, we will perform several tasks in pairs and small groups aimed at sensitizing the listening of the surroundings, and at the end, we will perform short improvised concerts in different acoustic spaces.
Ida Hiršenfelder (beepblip) is a sound artist and archivist. She makes immersive bleepy psychogeographical soundscapes with analogue electronics, DIY and modular synths, field recordings and computer manipulations. She is interested in bioacoustics, experimental music and sound spatialisation. She was a member of the Theremidi Orchestra (2011–2017) and is currently a member of the Jata C group for bioacoustics and sound ecologies. Her solo albums Noise for Strings, Vol. 1 (2019) and Noise for Strings, Vol. 2 (2020) were published by the Kamizdat label. Currently, she studies Sonology at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.Ida Hiršenfelder
Robertina Šebjanič’s work revolves around the biological, chemical, political and cultural realities of aquatic environments and explores humankind’s impact on other species and on the rights of non-human entities, while calling for strategies emphatic towards other species to be adopted. In her analysis of the theoretical framework of the Anthropocene, the artist uses the term ‘aquatocene’ and ‘aquaforming’ to refer to humans’ impact on aquatic environments.
Robertina Šebjanič (SI) based in Ljubljana. Her art – research focus is since several years into cultural, (bio)political, chemical and biological realities of aquatic environments, which serves as a starting point to investigate and tackle the philosophical questions on the intersection of art, technology and science.Her ideas and concepts are often realized in collaboration with others, through interdisciplinary and informal integration in her work. She was awarded with Honorary Mention @Prix Ars Electronica 2016, STARTS2020 and STARTS2016 nomination and nomination for the White Aphroid award. Robertina was SHAPE platform 2017 artist. 2018 she was a resident artist at Ars Electronica (EMARE / EMAP). Her art work Aurelia 1+Hz / proto viva generator (artist proof) is since 2019 part of the the BEEP Electronic Art Collection, Spain.
She exhibited / performed at solo and group exhibitions as well as in galleries and festivals: Ars electronica Linz, Kosmica festival_ Laboratorio Arte Alameda_Mexico City, La Gaîté Lyrique_ Paris, Le Cube_Paris, MONOM_ CTM Berlin, Art Laboratory Berlin, ZKM_Karlsruhe, re:publica_Berlin, Mladi Levi_Ljubljana, Centro de Cultura Digita_ Mexico City, Piksel_Bergen, OSMO/ZA_Ljubljana, Device art 5.015 at Klovičevi dvori_Zagreb, Eastern Bloc_Montreal, Eyebeam_New York, PORTIZMIR#3_ Izmir, Kiblix festival_Maribor, Spektrum_Berlin, KIKK festival_ Namur, +MSUM (Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova)_Ljubljana and more …
How to apply
The camp is intended for children from 10 to 13 years of age. Registration is done via the online form CŠOD Active Holidays. No prior knowledge is required to participate in the camp, all the necessary tools and materials will be taken care of. All products remain with the participants. More information about CŠOD summer programs.
LokalPatriot and Zavod Projekt Atol within the konS platform, in cooperation with CŠOD.
konS: Platform for Contemporary Investigative Art is a project chosen on the public call for the selection of the operations “Network of Investigative Art and Culture Centres”. The investment is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and by the European Regional Development Fund of the European Union.