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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Antje Vowinckel - Tuning Butterflies (CD)
2019
French edition
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.
 Camila Marambio & 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.
 Brandon LaBelle, Marc-Antoine Cloutier, Stéphanie Letarte, Fanny Levy & Emmanuel Delly - The Human Strike (CD)
2018
French edition
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.
Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec - Outlines (CD)
2017
French edition
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.
 Lucia Farinati & 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.
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
French edition
An acoustic-phonetic approach of book's corporeality in 38 tracks.
Alexandre St-Onge - Vueien (CD)
2016
French edition
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.
Valentina Montero - By Reason or By Force - The Chilean neoliberal model and its implications for education and culture
2013
English edition
currently out of stock
Chilean journalist and independent curator Valentina Montero outlines some of the milestone events and moments that led to Chile's advanced neoliberalism, and its effects upon education and culture, detecting signs of hope in the lively student movement that emerged in 2011.
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
French edition
An initiatory sound journey in the urban jungle of Rio de Janeiro.