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Katharina Bévand is a sound artist based in Berlin. She creates site-specific sound installations in uncommon architectonic spaces with an interest in places in a state of material decay and reverberant acoustics. Her pieces are atmospheric drones elaborated from fieldrecordings, synthesizer sounds and the acoustics of architectonic vaults and objects or surfaces which become filters to the compositions. The body of the visitor in movement enables a perceptual immersive and physical aesthetic experience of negative and positive spaces in their intersections, borders and transitions; witnessing changes in states, influences and symbiotic behaviour between human and architectonic bodies, objects and open environments. Space imprints us, as we imprint it. In 2017 she was awarded an honorary mention by the »bonn hoeren – sonotopia« contest of the Beethoven Foundation for Arts and Culture Bonn. In 2020 she exhibited alongside the electronic music and synthesizer pioneer Eliane Radigue, Carsten Nicolai and Robert Lippok as part of the exhibition Infinité at Weisser Elefant gallery in Berlin. She collaborated with artists like Peter Cusack on a research into the city of 1001 churches in Ani, Turkey, or Jutta Ravenna for the project Listen to Cairo in Egypt. She exhibited amon others internationally at FK:K IV Festival in Bamberg, LTK4 in Cologne, DARB1718 in Egypt, Madou Sugar Factory Art Triennial in Taiwan, Meinblau Gallery for the Dystopie Festival for Sound Art in Berlin, and Space21 Festival in the Autonomous Region Kurdistan in Iraq. Since 2018 she has been a board member of the Society for New Music e.V. in Berlin.

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