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.
An artist's book by Berlin-based sound artist Stefan Roigk, documenting acousmatic compositions, sound installations, musical graphics and text-sound compositions of the years 2005 to 2023 on 144 pages and 2 audio CDs.
A sci-fi imagining of life in America's penultimate chapter: Montreal-born, NY-based writer Charlotte Graham's debut novel, a work of experimental fiction, follows a sweeping group of characters in America's near future as they live and die under the threat of a new kind of deadly bomb called the Peacemaker.
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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.