Sound Art Situations

Sanne Krogh Groth, Kristine Samson

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This article is an analysis of two sound art performances that took place June 2015 in outdoor public spaces in the social housing area Urbanplanen in Copenhagen, Denmark. The two performances were On the production of a poor acoustics by Brandon LaBelle and Green Interactive Biofeedback Environments (GIBE) by Jeremy Woodruff. In order to investigate the complex situation that arises when sound art is staged in such contexts, the authors of this article suggest exploring the events through approaching them as ‘situations’ (Doherty 2009). With this approach it becomes possible to engage and combine theories from several fields. Aspects of sound art studies, performance studies and contemporary art studies are presented in order to theoretically explore the very diverse dimensions of the two sound art pieces: Visual, auditory, performative, social, spatial and durational dimensions become integrated within the analysis, pursuing the most comprehensive interpretation of the pieces possible.
Original languageEnglish
JournalOrganised Sound
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)101-111
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventFluid States North: Fluid Sounds - Various places in Amager, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 18 Jun 201521 Jun 2015


ConferenceFluid States North
LocationVarious places in Amager


  • Situations
  • Social turn
  • Sound Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • site-specificity
  • Collaborative Art
  • context based composition
  • contemporary art

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