Errant Bodies

Errant Bodies, run by Brandon LaBelle, has been publishing books (anthologies, monographs, essays), DVDs and CDs on sound, auditory issues, spatial arts and design, and cultures of experimental performance and art since 1995. Since this time, it has been at the forefront of developing and supporting the diverse attitudes toward the emerging field of sound art, contemporary experimental music, and auditory culture. In addition, Errant Bodies aims to remain sensitive to the specifics of location and the co-productive details born from cultural work and its place through site-based research, actions and projects.
 
Berlin
 
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Radical Sympathy
2022
English edition
A collective reflection on the notions of sympathy and care in the context of the environmental and epidemiological crisis.
Bio_Sonic_Agencies (CD)
2022
A radio creation around the materiality of sound and air.
Luis Guerra - Wandering Echoes - Handbook of Operatives Losses
2022
English edition
Between philosophical essay and poetic experimentation, this text by the Chilean philosopher and artist pays tribute to Fernand Deligny, whose work on autism has allowed a more experimental understanding of difference.
Israel Martínez - Dead People Whispering to Us
2022
English edition
A poetic, "necropolitical" view of sociality in Mexico.
Brandon LaBelle - Dreamtime X
2022
English edition
Les presses du réel – Artists' Writings – Miscellaneous
Dreamtime X is a diary kept between March 2020 and March 2021, capturing the conditions of lockdown as experienced by the author. Articulated in the form of 100 short poetic entries, the publication veers across a set of ambivalent perspectives.
Rodrigo Karmy Bolton - The Future is Inherited - Fragments of a Chile in Revolt
2022
English edition
A collection of articles and essays around the Chilean popular rebellion initiated in 2019.
Sara Gebran - Quantum Society
2022
English edition
A performative publication by author and choreographer Sara Gebran aiming to immerse readers in a world of social intimacy.
Party Studies - Vol. 1 – Home gatherings, flat events, festive pedagogy and refiguring the hangover
2021
English edition
First volume of a collective publication devoted to the analysis of the party, in all the complexity of its social dimensions and implications.
Eilith Le Fort - Synästhetische Bilder (DVD)
2021
An exploration of the synesthetic phenomenon, where language and perception interweave in poetical ways.
Alex Hamburger - Antilogy
2020
English edition
Drawing from notions of "bad poetry" as the critical undoing of normative taste, Antilogy brings together works by the Brazilian artist and poet Alex Hamburger.
Dirty Ear Report
2020
English edition
Dirty Ear Report #3 documents a collective workshop by sound artists and researchers working in the fields of experimental dramaturgy, sonic social engagement, and voice studies.
Matters of Listening (CD)
2020
A sound composition based on a workshop focusing on questions of sound, listening, collaboration, and community.
Budhaditya Chattopadhyay - The Nomadic Listener
2020
English edition
Based on the author's artistic research on migration, contemporary urban experience, and sonic alienation, The Nomadic Listener is composed of a series of texts stemming from psychogeographic explorations of contemporary cities, including Copenhagen, Berlin, Kolkata, Vienna, Delhi, Hong Kong, Mumbai, and New York, among others.
Brandon LaBelle - The Other Citizen
2020
English edition
Drawing upon traditions of socially engaged poetics, Brandon LaBelle's The Other Citizen presents narratives of contemporary crisis and exclusionary politics—from American teenagers in the maze of neoliberal privatization to those caught between borders of nation-states—outlining the force of a planetary citizenry.
The Imaginary Republic
2020
English edition
The Imaginary Republic is an artistic research project focusing on questions of social practice. In particular, it considers the creative and restless imaginaries underpinning our political selves and argues for a deeper engagement with what Elena Loizidou terms “dream-action”: the figurative and poetic staging of world making activity (with Tatiana Fiodorova, Brandon LaBelle & Octavio Camargo, Sala-manca group and Joulia Strauss).
Antje Vowinckel - Tuning Butterflies (CD)
2019
Dialect melodies are passed along since time immemorial and yet are only spontaneously available in the moment. Before caught and preserved they have to be released. Antje Vowinckel reflects upon this paradox through a collection of dialect recordings which are then imitated by humming musicians who try to catch the correct melodic lines.
Cecilia Vicuña - Slow Down Fast, A Toda Raja
2019
English edition
In this brilliant intergenerational dialogue curator Camila Marambio and Cecilia Vicuña, one of the most intriguing Indoamerican artists of our times, converse about mestizaje/miscenegation, ecological disaster, eroticism and decolonization in their multilingual, subversive and irreverent humorous slang.
Fanny Levy - The Human Strike (CD)
2018
This recording stems from a collaborative sound experimentation developed as part of a project to create new forms for artistic research within the university. Invited artists, musicians, and researchers produced a series of sound actions focusing on questions of community, creative resistances, sonic agency and the créolité passing between Haiti and Quebec.
Grounds for Possible Music - On Gender, Voice, Language, and Identity
2018
English edition
Gender, voice, language, and identity in musical composition and experimental sound practices.
The Invisible Seminar
2017
English edition
This publication is the first outcome of an ongoing series of seminars at the Bergen University of Fine Arts, developping critical and creative perspectives on invisible practices. These essays and works seek to investigate the operations of visibility by highlighting the unseen, the camouflaged, the immaterial and the erased as particular aesthetic strategies, and to reflect on the possible outcomes of such strategies on the socio-political realm.
Parole #3 - The Hand Writing / Handschrift
2017
English edition
The third issue in a series of publications revolving around the materiality of language: a collection of 18 works and texts by international artists and scholars who examine the physical act of writing.
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec - Outlines (CD)
2017
This recording is the outcome of two sound projects—a performance and an installation—started in 2010 and 2012. Using a recording device as a sound producing source, the Slovene artist investigates the spatiality of sonic manifestation.
Israel Martínez - Resounding Roar
2017
English edition
A polyphonic work of creative resistance, this publication by sound and visual artist Israel Martínez reflects on the present state of Mexico and its regime of narco-politics through artistic works, interviews, notes, images, and collaborations with fellow writers, curators, activists and artists.
Claudia Firth - The Force of Listening
2017
English edition
The Force of Listening explores the role of listening in the contemporary intersection of art and activism and asks what potential for transformation it might facilitate.
Surface Tension Supplement - Klangumwelt – Ernst-Reuter-Platz
2017
English edition
This book presents proposals for the transformation of Ernst-Reuter-Platz, a city square in Berlin. They are the results of a process of auditory artistic research and design developed according to a new radical approach on the relationships between aural activity and environment.
Ricardo Basbaum - Diagrams - 1994-ongoing
2016
English edition
A publishing survey of the diagrams produced by Ricardo Basbaum in recent years. Both autonomous pieces or elements from installations, these diagrams act as interventional tools and visual poems that connect the literary and plastic spaces.
Architecture without walls
2016
English edition
This publication presents five architectural environments that have been conceived through auditory and literary practices.
Dirty Ear Report
2016
English edition
Dirty Ear Report reviews the activities of the Dirty Ear Forum—a research platform focusing on contemporary sound studies and sound art, and the diversity of approaches surrounding its practice and thinking. Drawing on from the researches carried out during the first edition held at Errant Bodies Project Space in Berlin, this first issue gathers contributions investigating sound as a social material.
Dirty Ear Report
2016
English edition
This issue surveys the second edition of the Dirty Ear Forum at Bergen Academy of Art and Design in Norway, centered around the sound as the basis for a new discursive paradigm.
Brandon LaBelle - Overhearing and Interrupting (+ CD)
2016
English edition
Les presses du réel – Music & Sound Arts – Misceallenous
Organised in 8 “episodes,” Brandon LaBelle's reference monograph guides us through a number of his installation works and scripts from 2003 to 2014, raising questions of space and community, and further, to the direction of the social and its political potential. Three essays and an interview, as well as the recording on CD of a recent live performance, complete the book.
Annette Le Fort - Phonetic Skin - A Library of Voices (CD)
2016
An acoustic-phonetic approach of book's corporeality in 38 tracks.
Alexandre St-Onge - Vueien (CD)
2016
Alexandre St-Onge pragmatically captures the ungraspable and hermetic sounds that emerge through the creative process.
Brandon LaBelle - Room Tone
2015
English edition
The publication documents a project developed by artist Brandon LaBelle which attempts to instigate conversations between sound and architecture through a set of audio recordings of the artist's apartment in Berlin.
Jason Kahn - In Place
2015
English edition
In the series of works In Places Jason Kahn explores a variety of places and investigate them through their sounds. Influenced by Henri Lefebvre's theories, Kahn the musician experiences the daily rythms of life and how space is formed and reflected.
Riccardo Benassi - Techno Casa
2015
bilingual edition (English / Italian)
Essay, sentimental diary, and critical pamphlet, Techno Casa binds together the textual production originally composed for a series of eleven video works presented during 2013 through site-specific installations.
Fred Dewey - The School of Public Life
2014
English edition
Rethinking public space.
Heimo Lattner - A Voice That Once Was In One\'s Mouth (+ CD)
2013
English edition
Six conversations recorded in Berlin between the artist Heimo Lattner and colleagues, focusing on the artist's research and practice, especially around the recurring theme of the voice, which Lattner's work queries as fundamental to issues concerning the formation of social and cultural identity.
Maria Miranda - Surface Tension Supplement - Unsitely Aesthetics – Uncertain practices in contemporary art
2013
English edition
The shifting and troubled relationship of artwork and audience in network culture.
 Serge Baghdassarians & Boris Baltschun - Bodybuilding (CD)
2013
An initiatory sound journey in the urban jungle of Rio de Janeiro.
Franco Berardi Bifo - Skizo-Mails
2012
English edition
The political chronicle of the world held by Franco Berardi, by e-mail, on social networking and online publication platforms, from 2009 to 2012.
Brandon LaBelle - Diary of an Imaginary Egyptian
2012
English edition
Brandon LaBelle's revolutionary diary during the Arab Spring.
 Sophie Warren & Jonathan Mosley - Surface Tension Supplement - Beyond Utopia
2012
English edition
The function of utopian thinking in urban planning and spatial culture (based on the project by Sophie Warren & Jonathan Mosley).
Christof Migone - Sonic Somatic - Performances of the Unsound Body
2012
English edition
A text by Christof Migone on a history of sound art and its relation to performance.
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