Notam’s artistic committee has considered all the submitted project proposals for our NCP guest stay in 2018 – a residency that has been created with the aim of developing artistic and theoretical practice in the field of surround sound, and operated with the support of the Nordic Culture Point.
The artists who are coming to our studios in June and August/December respectively, are Julia Giertz with the project Shrill and Christian Skjødt who will be developing his practice within his threefold genre of composition, installation and electronics.
Photo Christian Skjødt: VIBRANT DISTURBANCE III (2014)
Julia Giertz is originally from Stockholm and has a background in dance and choreography. Her artistic practice has gradually become completely sound based, with immersive audio beeing at the core of her work.
Between 2014-2017 Giertz was studying Environmental Engineering at Lund University (SE) as a way to place the idea of body and environment in relation to our technological and ecological reality. As a result of this and her research into sound and perception, Giertz is facilitating sonified spaces where the body undergoes physical adaptation to frequency, geometry and force, allowing for the sound and vibrations to activate a perceptual disturbance where hearing and touch meet.
For the work SHRILL she will be investigating the gender of sound and the voice, as an emotional container and a political vessel. We will arrange at least one work presentation during her residency.
Julia Giertz: Sound as Touch. Audiorama, 2016
Recently her work has been presented at the Venice Biennale, Norberg Festival, Intonal, Audiorama and Charlottenborg Kunsthal. At present Giertz is collaborating with Marie Topp, Lisa Nyberg, Andros Zins-Browne, Sindri Runudde, Tyler Mathew Oyer amongst others.
Giertz is teaching immersive audio at Malmö Arts Academy as well as working with Popkollo and “Vem Kan Bli Producent”, a program educating music-producers and sound engineers identifying as non-binary or/and female.
Christian Skjødt is a composer and sound artist who works with composition and installation. His work is based on pure curiosity and fascination for the characteristics and potential of sound. He uses the aesthetics of noise and examines auditive translations of physical phenomena, such as light to sound, and works with immersive audio, handmade electronic circuits and advanced audio analyzes – including Max/MSP.
Christian Skjødt: Vibrant Disturbance IV (2016)
He wishes to further develop his relationship between installations and compositions, room and detail at Notam. We will arrange at least one work presentation during his residency.
Christian Skjødt: ÆTER (2017)
Christian Skjødt is a Danish artist who explores the material and aesthetic interrelations between sound, body and memory.
His installation works deal with the imperceptible. Often working site-specific Skjødt sets up autonomous systems out of which immersive environments emerge. He compiles installations with a laboratory approach in which technical and physical experiments play a central role. Working with sound as primary materiality Skjødts work in many ways bypasses the intellect and ‘speaks’ directly to the body, reminding us of the direct link between the body, thinking and reality.
With a serial approach his works usually consist of multiples that investigate principles that ‘investigate themselves’ and furthermore the space they are in. His work is based on the physicist’s approach of allowing objects and materials to be what they are. But at the same time Skjødt creates spaces that forces us to relate to the current place and time. His works can be seen as witnesses to what we are unable to perceive and the boundary between our sensory apparatus and the materiality of the world.
Besides his solo career he has taken part in numerous collaborations, working interdisciplinary in the fields of composition, installation, theatre, dance and performance. He is also the founder and curator of the vinyl imprint Tonometer, objectifying exploratory sounds and music.
Christian Skjødt currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark, and holds a Master’s degree from the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark.
These residencies are part of a three-year program for guest artists, which has been made possible with funding from the Nordic Culture Point. Composers and sound artists based in the Nordic and Baltic countries (except Norway) may apply. The residency focuses on multi-channel work for immersive audio, welcoming artistic, aesthetical, technical and theoretical developments. We announce two stays per year of up to 2 months. Travel and subsistence costs are covered and we offer salary depending on length of stay, NOK 10,000 per month. In addition, office space, extended access to our 24-channel surround sound studio and help from our technicians 10-17.