Opening → 10-19.11.2022
Popa Petre 6, Bucharest
Sounds like a Book is thrilled to announce Threads, a residency program in Șona, Brașov county, Romania taking place between the 1st till 15th of August, 2022. The residency will provide 10 Romanian and international artists with the opportunity to develop a project based on two mediums of expression – sound, and book. Artists working in any creative discipline, but interested in expanding their artistic practice are encouraged to apply!
The Threads Residency consists of two complementary parts: a sound art workshop and a book design workshop. The workshops aim at the production of artistic projects based on research and dialogue with the community of Șona village. The Sound-Art Workshop (coordinated by Lukas Jakob Loecker) will introduce key sound-art concepts and tools useful in the research and working process (based mostly on field recording). During the Self-Publishing Design Workshop, held by the Grapho-mat Team, the artists in residency will develop the visual aspect for the sound material, employing the latest concepts and working tools in the fields of book design and self-publishing.
The residency proposes an in-depth exploration of myths as an in-between reality and fiction type of story. It employs the power of imagination to ascribe meaning and the individual memory to recall the layers of significance. The thread between active and inactive spaces, between places and landscapes, between here and elsewhere lies in the capacity of myths to build a frame in order to accommodate the out-of-the-ordinary and the eerie inside the community. The residency is based on the process of exploring the sonic and material landscapes that lie at the core of the local myths in Șona
The residency covers room and board, travel expenses up to 100 EUR/person, and the production of the work.
Sound equipment will be available.
Artists in residence should bring their personal computers.
Artists in residence will receive support in the work process and will be able to attend performances, conferences, and workshops on sound art and graphic design.
The works produced during the residency will be presented in a group show in autumn at Galeria Posibilă in Bucharest, Romania.
Applications from Romanian and international creative workers at an early stage of their career as well as final year students will be considered.
Candidates must be fluent in English.
Candidates must have basic skills in Adobe Suite as they are going to use these programs to work on their projects during the residency.
To apply please fill in the online application here↓
For any questions, please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 06. 05. 2022
Selection announced on 20. 05. 2022
Graphomat is an interdisciplinary design studio based in Bucharest, created by Andreea Popescu, Mihai Popescu and Andra Pavel. They specialize in visual identities and editorial design. They also dip their fingers into curating, exhibition design, screen printing, bookbinding, and paper marbling.
Lukas Jakob Löcker is currently teaching at the Department of Media Design (Institute for Art & Education) at the University of Art & Design. The Linz-based multimedia composer and filmmaker is involved in social sound projects and – as a member of the „Backlab Collective“ – in Linz’s local cultural scene, in addition to international mediation and exhibition activities.
A writer, performance artist, and perfumer, Oana Tudoran‘s artistic practice brings together choreography, fiction and poetry, video, and sensorial experience to evoke the complexity of human emotion, the relation to what is hidden, and the need for grace or release. In her process, the artist harnesses the instinctual to find hidden doors, connect to the ancestral and find imperfect solutions to problems that are difficult to articulate.
Costin Duțu is a multi-medium artist and an experimental musician, releasing his sound pieces under two projects: Usurper Rising & Pacific Blood Star. In his sound work, he explores and morphs elements of ambient, drone, tribal music, and harsh noise. His artistic roots lie in esoteric mysticism, veganism, and environmental activism. Though he is based in Bucharest, he lives and creates in both the capital city of Romania and his home village Rîu Alb in Transilvania.
Ingrid Ene is a graduate student from the Photography and Time Based Arts Department at the University of Fine Arts Bucharest. Her artistic explorations can be defined in a cross-media path, between image, text, and sound, realizing in the last year a series of book objects, photo assemblies, and poetical searches in sound installations. The approached themes by the artist are the memory, emotional connection with images and sound understood as individual maps that can be shared and withdrawn together with the others.
Gheorghe Iosif (Dyslex)
dyslex (d s l x)
nanotextures and nonlinear audio;
storytelling; sound structures; acoustic experiences and sound installations;
improvisation and composition.
pattern oriented; since 2003
chromesthesia; unstable equilibrium sound harnessing/harvesting; real-time structural entwinement manipulation, pushing the boundaries of space-sound ratio; sound immersion;
deathdream; chaos induc[ing/ed] unpredictability; contradiction; expanding structures of granular synthetic post-silence; deathdream; danger music;
[inter/intra]-structural [a]symmetric[al] sound deconstruction ủ̶̘͉n̸̮̿͠
Josephine Jatzlau was born in 1997 in Berlin. Currently studying Photography at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, she also holds a BA in Media Studies from the Bauhaus Universität, Weimar. Her practice revolves around photography and video and she shots primarily medium format and 35mm film. Interested în landscape, space, and nature, she works with books.
Sounds like a Book is a book-making and self-publishing platform that addresses those interested in the book as a medium of artistic expression. As the chosen name suggests, SLB focuses on the visual transmission, conversion, and representation of the sound.
With the support of our Sounds Like a Book Friends: Fundația Ștefan Câlția, Galeria Posibilă, Graphomat, Time Based Media – Kunstuniversität Linz, Artists play with time, Radio Fro, Radio România Cultural, The Institute, Asociația Jumătatea Plină, Backlab Collective, Revista Arta, Bună Ziua Făgăraș – Radio Star Făgăraș.
Project co-funded by AFCN. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not to be held responsible for the content of the project, nor for the ways in which the results of the project might be used. Those are entirely the responsibility of the beneficiary of the grant.