The book: Navigating Noise

Book Launch: Monday January 29th 19h
Presentation of the interdiciplinary publication “Navigating Noise” at Buchhandlung Walther König Berlin

Buchhandlung Walther König
an der Museumsinsel
Burgstraße 27
10178 Berlin

Edited by: Nathanja van Dijk, Kerstin Ergenzinger, Christian Kassung, Sebastian Schwesinger

With contributions by:
African Noise Foundation, Lino Camprubí, Nathanja van Dijk, Kerstin Ergenzinger, Felix Gerloff, Paul Hegarty, Seth Horowitz, Tim Ingold, Eleni Ikoniadou, Christian Kassung, Brandon LaBelle, Thomas Laepple, Patricia Pisters, Sebastian Schwesinger, Martin Skrydstrup

Koehorst in’t Veld

The installation Navigating Noise (video) by artist Kerstin Ergenzinger and physicist Thomas Laepple provided the framework for the publication Navigating Noise: a collection of academic and artistic contributions that address the need for alternative means of orientation to deal with noise and to understand and (re)establish our unstable position within a highly technologized, mediated, and globalized reality.

Navigating Noise means getting off the beaten track in order to find, or rather, to create something new. This publication is the result of such unconventional navigations, which follow the track of noise on its path across art, science, and the humanities. These navigations cover a broad terrain of research: from the starry skies to the deep oceans, from the ice cores of Greenland to sonic navigation in the animal kingdom, from spatial acoustics in World War I to noise music. Through a multidisciplinary approach, Navigating Noise paves the way for unexpected connections between research domains located at the border of knowing and not knowing.

A short presentation of the installation and book project by Kerstin Ergenzinger and Nathanja van Dijk, will be followed by a conversation and discussion with Siegfried Zielinski, Christian Kassung and Kerstin Ergenzinger.