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.
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Budhaditya Chattopadhyay - The Nomadic Listener
2020
English edition
forthcoming
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
forthcoming
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).
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.
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.
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
restocking in progress
currently out of stock
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.
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.
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.
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.
Architecture without walls
2016
English edition
This publication presents five architectural environments that have been conceived through auditory and literary practices.
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.
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.
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