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Katharina Bévand is a sound artist based in Berlin. She creates site-specific sound installations, sound sculptures and performances mainly in uncommon architectonic sites with reverberant acoustics, exploring spaces in their intersections, borders and transitions. She uses field recordings and synthesizer sounds in her compositions, investigating the symbiotic relation created with sound between bodies and architecture, objects and environments, addressing the relation between movement, perception and space. Furthermore she is interested in timeless spaces and ruins, the disintegration of built bodies perceived in material decay and destruction.

In 2017 she was awarded an honorary mention by the »bonn hoeren – sonotopia« contest of the Beethoven Foundation for Arts and Culture Bonn. She exhibited internationally at FK:K IV Festival in Bamberg, LTK4 in Cologne, DARB1718 in Egypt, Madou Sugar Factory Art Triennial in Taiwan, Meinblau Gallery for Dystopia Festival for Sound Art in Berlin, and Space21 Festival in the Autonomous Region Kurdistan in Iraq, among others. She has been a board member of the Society for New Music Berlin e.V. and is member of the Intermission Collective. She exhibited alongside the electronic music pioneer Eliane Radigue, together with Carsten Nicolai and Robert Lippok as part of the exhibition Infinité at Weisser Elefant Gallery in Berlin. She collaborated with the field recordist Peter Cusack and sound artist Jutta Ravenna. Since 2021 she is part of the duo „les ephemeres“ together with Stephane Lefrancois.

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