David Helbich – audience observations&visitors scores- workshop| 2/3/18

David Helbich – “Audience, listeners, spectators, visitors, guests: how dare you show up!” – audience observations & visitors scores

Audiences are performative, not only in an intellectual sense; by following or watching a work of art – but also physically. Their bodies have an influence on the experience of a piece as well as on the work itself. How can this performative quality of the audience become a part of a work’s dramaturgy? How can artists play with this? In this work-meeting, together with David Helbich, the participants examine and search for concepts of intervention into the space of the audience with the aim to try out several option in the second half of the day.

In the framework of Sound and Participation symposium.


David Helbich (1973; Berlin/Bremen) has been living and working in Brussels since 2002. He studied composition and philosophy in Amsterdam and Freiburg. His works take place on stages, on paper, online and in the public space. They have been recently presented a.o. at Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and UnionDocs (New York). Apart from teaching, as for example at the International Summer Courses for New Music Darmstadt, he is the author of the bestselling photo books Belgian Solutions - volume 1 and volume 2 (Luster, Antwerp). A recurrent interest is the understanding of an audience as active individuals and the search for an opening up of experiences in socially and artistically restricted spaces. Many of his concepts around physical and social experiences are presented in score books as well as in live performances.

workshops: 20 euro each, on registration only (eveline@q-o2.be)

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