Saturday August 11, 8pm

The concept of this workshop arose from the ongoing research which focuses on our perception, processes of listening as a bodily experience practiced within the surrounding environment and our connection with it.

During the workshops we will be working on shifting our attention towards sonic environment. Through practices of attentive listening, walking, drawing and other exercises.

Due to a limited time, the workshop will take a form of an introduction to the field of listening and field recordings.

No prior experience nor knowledge in the field is required as everything will be explained during the workshops.

‘Like crystal, like metal, and many other substances
I am a sonorous being, but I hear my vibration from within,
as Malraux said, I hear myself with my throat.’

Maurice Merleau-Ponty, The Visible and the Invisible

Martyna Poznańska is a cross-disciplinary artist who works with different media across disciplines, building connections between the intangible medium of sound and solid matter. This includes the practice of listening and field recording in tangent to working with various visual tools such as drawing, video, mixed media, found objects, and writing.

She has exhibited and performed internationally in shows at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin (DE), Deutsche Oper, Berlin (DE), Aperto Raum Berlin, among others. In addition, she has worked with renowned artists such as Hans Peter Kuhn (Übergang, Martin-Gropius-Bau Museum, Berlin, 2017), and Peter Cusack. In 2013 she was a recipient of a grant from the Polish Ministry of Culture.

Martyna completed a master’s degree in Spanish Language and Literature at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, 2010. She studied Sound Art at the University of the Arts, London (LCC/UAL). In 2016 she obtained an MA in Sound Studies at the Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK).

Martyna lives and works in Berlin.