Brandon LaBelle: Accoustic Territories
Thursday 20th. May 6.00 pm at Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Brandon LaBelle will talk about his new book "Accoustic Territories"
From underground environments to the home, Brandon LaBelle traces the cultural and social movements of auditory life. Acoustic Territories continues the author’s interest in sonic culture and extends his earlier work, Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art, elaborating on the dynamics of sonic materiality and experience. LaBelle follows sound as it appears in specific auditory designs, as it is mobilized within various cultural projects, and ultimately queries how it comes to circulate through everyday life as a medium for social transformation.
Brandon LaBelle is an artist and writer. His work explores the space between sound and sociality, using performance and on-site constructions as creative supplements to existing conditions. He is the author of “Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art” (2006) and “Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life” (2010). His ongoing project to build a library of radio memories was presented at Casa Vecina, Mexico City in 2008. He also collaborates within the collective working group, Surface Tension, and the working team, e+l.