DIY 7 Renata Gaspar, Ioana Paun and Tania El Khoury Pop Up your ears

Professional development projects BY artists FOR artists across the UK

DIY 7: 2010 – Call for Participants

A 3-day intensive workshop where we will play, rewind and hear with delay sounds from Newcastle and cities far away.


Project Summary:
This project will focus on the subjective perception of reality through sound, reframing everyday life details and rebooting the clichés of one’s sound apparatus.

It is designed as a series of five field sessions where the participants will experience daily realities through a range of hearing alteration devices, as well as gather a personal audio archive. Each session will be followed by a workshop where participants’ fresh impressions will be creatively explored and discussed.

The participants will also have the opportunity to use their personal archives and create site specific sonic journeys.

Dates: from the 6th till the 8th of August
Times: 10am till 5pm
Location: Newcastle

Application Procedure:
Number of participants: 9

This workshop is addressed to artists who are curious about the sonic aspects of everyday life and their use in a live art context.

If you wish to attend the workshop, please email [email protected] with your biog and a web link to your work (if available) together with a brief answer to the following: remember the sounds you’ve heard today and select 5 of them, thinking of how you could creatively use them. Deadline: Friday 16 July 2010.

About the artists:

Renata Gaspar and Ioana Paun (réaltympanica):
réaltympanica combines digital media and theatre, creating site-responsive and socially engaged art. The group creates cutting-edge site-specific productions that deal with urban social

Tania El Khoury creates immersive performances in sites ranging from the great hall at the British Museum to an old church in Beirut. She is interested in relational art, confessional theatre, intimate and physical encounters between herself and a small audience group, the political and the autobiographical.

This DIY project is supported by the Wunderbar Festival, a festival of contemporary performances, visual art, and extraordinary happenings for the North East that places the audience at the heart of the experience.

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