Soledad – Medellin

Laboratorio de arte sonoro –

Semana #1  – 4 – 12 de Septiembre – Exploratorio
Semana #2 – 18 – 22 de Septiembre – MAMM (LAB3)

Inauguramos nuestra plataforma itinerante con un nuevo taller para el mes de Septiembre.

A raíz de su visita durante la Semana de la Escucha, la artista France Jobin quedó profundamente interesada por explorar más a fondo Medellín y sus sonidos, y es así como nace un laboratorio para proponer el arte sonoro, la música ambient y la escucha minimalista dentro de nuestro contexto.

“Soledad, Medellín” comenzará con una primera etapa de escucha y grabación de campo en el territorio, que se desarrollará en el Exploratorio del Parque Explora; y culminará con una segunda etapa de procesamiento del paisaje sonoro y con el proceso de difusión multi-canal para una instalación a realizarse con los participantes en el LAB3 del Mamm Medellín.

El laboratorio busca reconocer una multidimensionalidad de la escucha al introducirse en el entorno para sentirlo, procesarlo e imaginarlo, en su soledad, que es también esa del escucha.

El laboratorio es gratuito, con cupos limitados e inscripción previa. Más información: http://auditum.co/evento/soledad-medellin-laboratorio-de-arte-sonoro/

Soledad” will bring the participants closer to their territory by the “act of field recording” in various parts of the city that are sonically contrasting in terms of social dynamics, geography and neighbourhoods. The multidimensionality specific to Medellin offers a rich sound palette that may enable the participants to reconnect with their environment.

Throughout this process, we will share knowledge, perceptions and thoughts which I hope will inspire the participants to re-connect with their environment and ultimately, themselves. The idea of solitude is not approached from a perception of isolation but rather from a recognition of one’s connection in a world of disconnect. Technology has enabled us to be more  connected yet, we have never been so apart. Social media sells this illusion of hyper connected society yet, more people are unhappy and isolated.

With this workshop, I-we hope to achieve a state of “Soledad”, similar to a zen state, utilizing technology, the act of listening and ambient minimal sound art in order re-connect with one, and ultimately others.

Soledad” will conclude as a multichannel sound installation created by the participants to be presented September 22nd and 23rd  at MAMM -LAB3. They will be taken through the entire process of the creation of a sound installation up to and including the inauguration of their project, an opportunity for us all to experience a collective solitude through sound art.

with the kind support of:
Canada Council for the Arts | Conseil des Arts du Canada

Entre/temps

Entre/temps – Site specific sound installation June 4 -September 30 2017

Entre/temps at Eremo Celestianiano Di Madonna Dell’Altare, in Panela (CH), a site specific sound installation and
France Jobin will perform the opening concert for the opening of the festival Eremi Arte.

Entre/temps

Is an in-situ installation resulting from my daily encounters and experiences with the people and landscape of the Abruzzo region. The location, la Madonna dell’altare is a particular setting for this work. Constructed in the 14th century, it is placed on a cliff that makes the building impenetrable from three sides.

Yet, there is a fragility here, a beauty in landscape that defies time. In this spirit, entre/temps proposes a small intermission, a moment of time, within time.

‘entre/temps’ è un’installazione in-situ, risultato delle mie esperienze e incontri quotidiani con la gente e il paesaggio della regione Abruzzo. Il luogo de La Madonna dell’Altare rappresenta una cornice speciale per questo lavoro. Costruita nel 14° secolo, la struttura è situata su una scogliera che la rende impenetrabile da tre lati.

Eppure c’è una fragilità qui, una bellezza nel paesaggio che sfida il tempo. In questo spirito, ‘entre/temps’ si configura come una piccola pausa, un attimo di tempo nel tempo.

Entre-deux @ n38e13 in Palermo, Sicily

 

Entre-deux @ n38e13  in Palermo, Sicily

May.21.2017

France has been invited to present Entre-deux, a 4-channel site-specific sound installation, 144 minute cycles

Entre-deux will be presented in the context of Innerscape organized by Vacuamoenia. Innerscape is a week-long project where artists are invited to reflect through their own compositions on a type of exploration in unusual landscapes, trying to make to hear the inaudible.

Entre-deux will be presented for the closing of the event May 20th 2017.
Artists involved and compilation album

More about  Entre-deux :

Jobin was one of five international artists selected to present her sound installation, Entre-Deux, in the new media exhibit Data/Fields, curated by Richard Chartier at Artisphere in the Washington, DC area, along with Ryoji Ikeda, Mark Fell, Caleb Coppock, and Andy Graydon. Her proposition received critical acclaim from the national press.

Created entirely with actual field recordings from across the globe and on location around Artisphere, Montreal sound artist France Jobin’s site-specific work Entre-deux explores acts of systemic, yet subjective, information gathering. Spaces and times are chosen for their inherent beauty, then processed and reformed as location and experience itself becomes transposed. Entre-deux is the re-placing of data.  RC

This residency is made possible by the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts, Research grant for New Media and Audio Artists.

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Inter/sperse – a new site-specific installation

LUX RESIDENCY PROGRAM 
April.24 – May.27.2017
Inter/sperse @ Museolaboratorio in Città Sant’ Angelo, Pescara, Italy
Vernissage – May.27.2017

France is the first artist to take part in the new LUX RESIDENCY PROGRAM. She was invited to create and present Inter/sperse, an in-situ sound installation that will address the territory and surroundings of Museolaboratorio.

Credits:

Curator: Fabio Perletta, Carla Capodimonti, Rossano Polidoro
Lighting design: Marco De Leonibus
Director of Museolaboratorio: Enzo De Leonibus
Technical Support: Daniele Cilli

Sounds: In and around museolaboratorio
Guitar: Marco De Leonibus
Voice: Sandro Naglia

 

This residency is made possible by the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts,Travel Grant to Media Artists – International Residencies program.

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HF7: France Jobin

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VOLUME @ Del Vaz Projects
1526 Armacost Ave
Apt. 202
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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Tickets:

France Jobin will present  a four-channel sound installation and live performance on October 28th 2016 for the closing of Haunted Formalism.

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This event marks the closing of Haunted Formalism, which true to its exploration of ambivalence and in-betweenness itself adopts two interrelated, concurrent forms. An exhibition of new works by Nicole Phungrasamee Fein and Dean Smith establishes the thematic concerns that inform an ongoing program of live, limited-capacity events, creating an open-ended dialogue between disparate practices that evolves through experiences intended for a small audience.

Yet these dialogues themselves arise from tensions within the artists’ works. Among the most fundamental takes place between art and science; Smith’s drawings in graphite, we argue, can be interpreted in terms of the relational properties of the carbon atoms that compose his medium, while Fein’s compositions, which evoke supernovae and cell-culture dishes, recall the simultaneous coexistence of two states possible in the quantum realm.

France Jobin makes work that emerges from the proposition of an unlikely parallel between quantum mechanics and composing. Just as Heisenberg discovered that scientific precision encounters a limit past a certain scale, so too does the composer stand in an uncertain relationship to the feelings and emotional states that inform his or her work, necessarily falling short of full knowledge. The conundrum is doubled with respect to the listener, for whom the sounds at hand may well have been processed past the point of recognizability, obscuring yet still indicating their material source.

This evening will comprise a four-channel sound installation and a live performance. Tickets are $18, and capacity is limited.

Sound installation / Live | [0℃] in Japan May 27 – 29 2016

BIanclass

Sound installation / Live | [0℃]
http://blanclass.com/english/schedule/20160529

Plan: Hideki UMEZAWA, Yoichi KAMIMURA
Design: Tadao KAWAMURA

We are collecting the sounds of ice and the documents related to them from artists all over the world, as we believe that the ice might solidify with the conditions of the lands and their memories. In this exhibition, we create an installation work and do a sound performance based on those collected sounds and documents, and attempt to fill the space of blanClass with the huge memories of the world captive in the ice.

[participating artists ]
・Leah Beeferman
・Marc Behrens
・Hafdís Bjarnadóttir
・Daniel Blinkhorn
・Jez Riley French
・Yukio Fujimoto
・Shuta Hasunuma
・Lily Hibberd
・France Jobin
・Yoichi Kamimura
・Yoshihiro Kawasaki
・Francisco López
・Hiroaki Morita
・Katie Paterson
・Steve Roden
・Katsuhiro Saiki
・Philip Samartzis
・sawako
・Yuko Shiraishi
・Akio Suzuki
・Seiji Takahashi
・Hideki Umezawa
・Jana Winderen
We’re currently negotiating many more.
The name of the participating artists are updated at all times on this website.

Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29, 2016
Sound installation: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm ( Only 29 days are – 7:00 pm. )
General Admission: ¥1,000
Live ( Hideki UMEZAWA + Yoichi KAMIMURA ) : May 29, 7:30 pm –
General Admission: ¥1,800(One drink)

The equipments provided by Taguchi Craftec

[ 0℃ ] Group Sound Installation in Tokyo (Yokohoma) – Japan

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Sound installation / Live | [0℃]

Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29, 2016
Sound installation: 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm ( Only 29 days are – 7:00 pm. )
General Admission: ¥1,000
Live ( Hideki UMEZAWA + Yoichi KAMIMURA ) : May 29, 7:30 pm –
General Admission: ¥1,800(One drink)
Minamiota 4-12-16, Minami-ku, Yokohama City, Kanagawa

Plan: Hideki UMEZAWA, Yoichi KAMIMURA
Design: Tadao KAWAMURA

We are collecting the sounds of ice and the documents related to them from artists all over the world, as we believe that the ice might solidify with the conditions of the lands and their memories. In this exhibition, we create an installation work and do a sound performance based on those collected sounds and documents, and attempt to fill the space of blanClass with the huge memories of the world captive in the ice.


[participating artists ]
Leah Beeferman
Marc Behrens
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir
Daniel Blinkhorn
Jez Riley French
Yukio Fujimoto
Shuta Hasunuma
Lily Hibberd
France Jobin
Yoichi Kamimura
Yoshihiro Kawasaki
Francisco López
Hiroaki Morita
Katie Paterson
Katsuhiro Saiki
Philip Samartzis
sawako
Yuko Shiraishi
Akio Suzuki
Seiji Takahashi
Hideki Umezawa
Jana Winderen

ESCUCHAS – MOMA Medellin

Final postcard

P Orbital released on LINE (Valence, LINE_054) will be part of the first multichannel sound art exhibit ESCUCHAS at the Museum of Modern Art  in Medellin, Columbia starting, December 2nd 2015.

ESCUCHAS (Listenings) is a new sound art exhibition curated by Miguel Isaza.

In the contemporary context, sound art arises as a space that welcomes sound and the act of listening to it; also serving as a critical device aimed at the dominant tendency to see, think and touch. In this type of artistic process, sound is the central element and method of aesthetic, sensory, material and conceptual analysis. Elusive to closed definitions, it finds its own niche in practice, especially in the listening act and in artistic manifestations such as sculpture, installation, performance and composition.

Sound is a fundamental element of our vital experience, although often ignored in regards to the attention and thoughtfulness we put into it. As an artistic medium, technique, process and focus, sound has been present in the music discourse for millennia, but it is just recently when, hand-in-hand with technological exploration,it finds new directions and vindicates itself as a creation space on its own right.  Even if sound art is produced by and incorporated into non-electronic media like sculpture and installation, it is in fact through the processes of environmental sound recording and digital manipulation of sounds, objects and spaces, where the possibilities to work turn to be rich, taking on, often, a path that goes back and forth from the act of listening.

To listen is, within this context, silence and stillness. It is paying attention to the shapes that sounds might take, and from there, opening up to new dimensions. The act of listening is silent and invisible; it implies a method of being closer to sound but also an attitude of meditation, imagination and creation of realities that come from the experience of sound itself and its relations, thus playing a role that transcends the audible in order to relate to other aspects of human activity, such as language, perception, time and space, matter, affects, emotion, heritage, culture, politics, economy, and ecology.

Escuchas (listenings) is an exhibition on par with the aforementioned plurality of processes and manifestations of sound artistic processes. It is a selection of audio works, twelve in total, created as multi-channel pieces, and specially adapted by each artist for being presented in LAB3, played continuously all day long. The works directly reflect upon the incidence of sound in the aesthetic values of visual arts such as space, form, surface, texture, body, matter, concept, which are directly questioned from sonic aspects such as transience, ubiquity, invisibility, vibration, and listening.

The selection of works aims to explore sound as an independent artistic dimension, valid in its own right, hence providing a space for immersion in the act of listening where stillness, silence and meditation are welcome. The LAB3 presents itself as a place that is not experienced in a single visit, but as an intimate space for an ongoing dialogue, where consciousness expands thanks to the outside-inside sounds, where the visitor is incited to enter and reenter over and over again.

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Artists on display

Alejandro Cornejo (Peru) | sonodoc.org/alejandro-cornejo-montibeller

Budhaditya Chattopadhyay (India) | budhaditya.org

David Velez (Colombia) | davidvelezr.tumblr.com

Edu Comelles (Spain) | educomelles.com

Perletta Fabio (Italy) | fabioperletta.it

France Jobin (Canada) | francejobin.com

John Grzinich (United States) | maaheli.ee

Manrico Montero (Mexico) | manricomontero.com

Robert Curgenven (Australia) | recordedfields.net

Simon Whetham (UK) | simonwhetham.co.uk

Yann Novak (United States) | yannnovak.com

Yannick Dauby (France) | yannickdauby.com

Opening: December 2 / 6:30 pm

 

und transit @ la vitrine sonore – sporopole

und transit – a 16.5 hours – multichannel sound installation @ Sporobole‘s Vitrine Sonore

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On alternate weeks from September 15th 2015 to October 31st 2015 –
Every day – from 8 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Week of 09.15.015
Week of 09.29.2015
Week of 10.11.2015
Week of 10.25.2015

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Und transit

We all have a capacity to ignore the space we must use to get to our destination. Like most passage ways, they are a means to an end, and rarely are treated as an end in itself. Upon being introduced to minoritenplatz, I was immediately struck by the loneliness and practicality of this passage way.

Inspired by the solitary and functional aspects of La vitrine sonore’s location, I plan to collect a number of field recordings from in and around its emplacement, in order to create a series of soundscapes based on the sound of emptiness in this space.

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und transit – sound installation will be presented in September 2015 at la Vitrine Sonore of Sporobole in Sherbrooke. The result of a 3 week residency in situ, will transform this passageway into a place to stop, listen and meander.

 

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Sporobole launches a new annual program that provides a curator the opportunity to gather sound artists around a curatorial approach and concepts about the Sound Window diffusion device. During a three-week residency, each artist will have unlimited access to the sound laboratory and will develop a project which will be broadcast and discussed during a round table that will conclude the year’s program.

The Sound Window is a permanent system for sound projection on the façade of Sporobole, along the sidewalk on Albert Street. Made up of sixteen loudspeakers, it makes it possible to enter into direct contact with passers-by making their way to the above-ground parking garage next door to Sporoble on city’s main street, Wellington. The linear arrangement of the sixteen speakers and their position at the geometrical interface between Sporobole and the thoroughfare make this new outdoor sound gallery a singular platform for sound spatialisation and the projection of works of sound art.

 

DATA/FIELDS

DATA/FIELDS

“I am pleased to announce that, by popular demand, Data/Fields exhibit has been extended two weeks…through Sunday, December 11th!” – Richard Chartier due to popular demand, DATA/FIELDS has been extended until December 11th, 2011!

“Sharply installed and smartly edited mini-survey of cutting-edge contemporary art… the works in “Data/Fields” sharpen your senses, even as they blur the boundary between sight and sound.” – The Washington Post

New Media Installation Works

Sep 22 – Nov 27
Terrace Gallery
Opening reception: Fri Sep 23 / 7-10pm / Free
Gallery talk: Mon Sep 26 + Wed Sep 28 / 12:30pm /Free

Data are points that flow through fields. We can pause in these fields and extract the information. If data fields are those set boundaries in which we place, consider, and collect information, then a gallery might be a great plane of these fields. Or, leaving the natural world for the subjective, it could become an index, compiled by artist and viewer together. Created by five noted international artists, the works in Data/Fields utilize the thematic implications of the data field as they transform gallery space into hubs of sensory information: sites of signal, noise, presence, and absence. The viewer/listener becomes another connection, another point, in the flow and transferral of data.

Data/Fields is curated by renowned sound artist Richard Chartier.

These selected and commissioned works at Artisphere are the artists’ gallery debut in the Washington, DC area and include two premiere exhibitions in the United States.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Caleb Coppock (U.S.)
Mark Fell (U.K.)
Andy Graydon (U.S./Germany)
Ryoji Ikeda (Japan)
France Jobin (Canada)
About the Curator

Richard Chartier (curator) (b.1971), sound and installation artist, is considered one of the key figures in the current of reductionist electronic sound art which has been termed both “microsound” and Neo-Modernist. Chartier’s minimalist digital work explores the inter-relationships between the spatial nature of sound, silence, focus, perception, and the act of listening itself. Chartier’s sound works/installations have been presented in galleries and museums internationally, including the 2002’s Whitney Biennial. He has performed his work live across Europe, Japan, Australia, and North America at digital art/electronic music festivals and exhibits.

In 2000 he formed the influential recording label LINE and has since curated its continuing documentation of compositional and installation work by international sound artists/composers exploring the aesthetics of contemporary and digital minimalism. In 2007 he curated the sound/video program Colorfield Variations, a collection of works influenced by the Color Field painting movement. This program continues to screened and exhibited and digital/film festivals, museums, and art galleries around the world. In 2010, Chartier was awarded a Smithsonian Institution Artist Research Fellowship. 3particles.com + lineimprint.com

France Jobin

photo by Richard Chartier

Entre-deux, 2011, 6-channel site specific sound installation, 144 minute cycles

“Between notes and sounds lie rests and silence. I have come to regard these as the most fragile parts of music.” – France Jobin

Created entirely with actual field recordings from across the globe and on location around Artisphere, Montreal sound artist France Jobin’s site-specific work Entre-deux explores acts of systemic, yet subjective, information gathering. Spaces and times are chosen for their inherent beauty, then processed and reformed as location and experience itself becomes transposed. Entre-deux is the re-placing of data. This site-specific work is the first gallery exhibition of Jobin’s installations in the U.S.
Entre-Deux is supported in part by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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On view in Data/Fields, a new media exhibition in which the viewer/listener becomes another connection in the flow and transfer of data. The artworks presented act as hubs of sensory information—sites of signal, noise, presence, and absence.  The exhibition features works by five noted international artists, Caleb Coppock (U.S.), Mark Fell (U.K.), Andy Graydon (U.S./Germany), Ryoji Ikeda (Japan), France Jobin (Canada), and is curated by renowned sound artist Richard Chartier.