news and upcoming events

UPCOMING:   

COMMON Festival, BLVSH online Event on common.currents.fm – (upcoming with les ephemeres & Sukkube,) 14.03.2021


Synthfest.online, live performance streamed from Twitch – 31th January 2020


COCA PROJECT 2021 Finalist, Center of Contemporary Artists, Rome


Synthfest.online, live performance streamed from Twitch- 28th November 2020


OPEN CALL · SCHAUSAMMLUNG, LTK4 Cologne from 28th October to 7th November 2020

Artists: Keerti Basavarajaiah + Tatiana Rosa, Ruth Wiesenfeld, Alessandra Eramo, Thomas van Walle, Michele Abondano + James Etherington, Anna-Lea Weiand, Tim Pauli, Manuela Fersen, Julian Zehnder, Henrike von Dewitz, Pablo Garreton + Martin Kaulen, Nathalie Brum, Katharina Bévand.


AIR BERLIN, Intermission Collective exhibition at Villa Heike – 9th to 24th October 2020 

http://www.intermissioncollective.com


BODY OCCUPATION, Inkubator Collective exhibition and residency at Dada Post, Berlin – 3rd to 18th October 2020

Artists: Abby Wright, Joannie Baumgartner, Katharina Bévand, Stephan Gross, Edurne Herrán, Branislav Jankic, Tra My Nguyen, Marina Paez, MariaThrän + Anna Reutinger, Shannon Turner + Stefano Tauiti. Curated by Brunno Silva and Inkubator Collective. www.inkubatorcollective.com 


THE ACOUSMATIC BUSH Season Finale Festival, Berlin – 19.09.2020

https://www.facebook.com/events/332171024696956/


FK:K Festival IV – Bamberg 2020

Artists: Aisha Devi,  Asuna Arashi, Fehler Kuti, Franz Hautzinger + Mazen Kerbaj, Tomoko Sauvage, Bendik Giske, Pan Daijing, Schrack, Berrocal + Fenech + Epplay, Contagious, NO.1, Katharina Bévand, Stellar Banger, Dominik Tremel, Stella Chiweshe, Jac Berrocal, Container, Vlora of independence + Dan Shutt, Orson Hentschel, Lukas Koenig, Loup Uberto, Lambert.


FLOATING PRESENCE, Berlin Art Summer @Humboldt Carré – 13th-22nd August 2020

Artists: Amir Fattal, Cathy Jardon, Katharina Bévand & Shahed Naji, Lars Theuerkauff, Stephan Bolz, Anna Dahinden. Curated by Hendrik Backerra with the support of Lavínia Freitas from ApertoArts. The BKS is an initiative of the Humboldt Carré. With Kind support of Musikfonds e.V. and BKM (Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien).


OKNO – concert at Werkhalle Wiesenburg, Berlin. 24th July 2020 – 9 pm.

Music-performance by Chatschatur Kanajan. Special appearance and performance by William Bilwa Costa, Katharina Bévand und Marie Takahashi


LISTEN TO CAIRO – Residency, Sound installations and Workshop at DARB1718 in Cairo, Egypt from February to March 2020

The sound installations “Singing earth tubes” (Jutta Ravenna) and “Earth womb” (Katharina Bévand) will be shown in the garden area of the Center for Arts and Culture DARB1718 in Cairo, Egypt. As a guest in collaboration with Jutta Ravenna, René Henry will present his work “Little byte fire”. The project is Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.


INFINITÉ ∞² for Éliane Radigue, exhibition at Gallery Weisser Elefant Berlin – 18. January – 22. February 2020

Artists: Katharina Bévand, Cécile Dupaquier, Anne Gathmann, Eliane Radigue, Harriet Groß, Robert Lippok, Svetlana Maraš, Carsten Nicolai.

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SATELLIT #10: FUNCTION.ANOMY III,  Intermission Collective at Axel Obiger Gallery – 11th – 25th January 2020

Artists: Katharina Bévand . FELL . Ori Jauch . Jürgen Kellig . Doris Marten . Teresa Mayr . Claudia Olendrowicz . Diana Pacelli . Francesco Petruccelli . Antti Pussinen . Swen Erik Scheuerling . Barbara Schober . Martin Sieron . Claudia Vitari . Sarah Wohler .


NKR Call #1, Intermission Collective, @NKR (Neuer Kunstraum Düsseldorf) – 12. to 22. December 2019


THE HOUSE OF PERFORMANCE, residency at Bahnhof Tannepöls with an event on the 23rd November 2019      Artists: Alexey Kokhanov, Katharina Bévand, Alice Colley, Philip Yakushin, Charlotte CHW, Katja Wiegand.


ANDANTE by Katrinem at NIKOLAISAAL POTSDAM – 6th November 2019 at 8 pm

Andante is a scenic room-performance with pieces of Telemann, Vivaldi and Händel.

Claudia Mende, baroque violin
Andreas Arend, archlute
Adrian Rovatkay, baroque bassoon
Katharina Bévand, shoe instruments
Katrinem, Komposition, shoe instruments

http://www.nikolaisaal.de   


NUR HÖREN hosted by LABORGRAS Studio – 19th Oktober 2019 at 8 pm: this event focuses on our hearing as such and does not include live performances, Nur Hören creates a space to listen to pieces made for 8 channels.


PHENOMENA @Königstadtbrauerei – 6. +  7. SEPTEMBER 2019 

Sound installations by Carlos Ortiz & Katharina Bévand.


RAUSCH Festival, Begehungen Chemnitz, former Braustolz Brewery – 1 – 18. AUGUST 2019

http://begehungen-chemnitz.de/


KORROSIONEN I & II: SOUND AND VJ EXPERIMENTS @Werkhalle Wiesenburg – 25 & 28 July 2019

Experimental sound evenings in the dear Wiesenburg. At Thomas studio we will have  spontaneous evenings of experimention with our last performative sonic and visual explorations. Performing: noiseresearch / Elodie Le Neindre / NOTpilatus / Katharina Bévand / VAV aka Shuken / Isabelle Vuong

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FUNCTION ANOMY II, Iintermission Collective residency and exhibition, Paduli Italy – 25.6.2019 – 7.7.2019 https://www.intermissioncollective.com/residency


FUTURE III, 48 Stunden Neukölln Festival at Lite-Haus Gallery + Projectroom

LiTE-HAUS presents a combination of installations that elaborate on this year’s 48 Hours Neukölln theme of Futur III (Future Perfect Continuous Passive). Reflecting on how the past judges the future, the three installations offer a chance to immerse ourselves in art that engages us and makes us think about our own trajectories. The installations, one by Turkish born Ezgi Kilincaslan, one by Berlin artist collective Solid Colors, and another by Katharina Bévand and Shahed Naji all celebrate the theme and 48 Hours Neukölln’s twentieth year. Artists: Ezgi KilincaslanKatharina Bévand & Shahed Naji, Solid Colors (Michael Steinberg & Paloma Schnitzer).


ROOMINATION, Performing Arts Festival at Tanzhalle Wiesenburg in Berlin-Wedding – 28.30.05.2019

Interactive sound and light installation together with Shahed A. Naji


MURMURS SOUND RESIDENCY at betOnest near Berlin 16. – 22. April 2019

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FUNCTION.ANOMY, Intermission Collective exhibition at Rathaus-Galerie Reinickendorf – 28th March to 16th May 2019. www.intermissioncollective.com

A town hall, or Rathaus, is one of the most conspicuous places where the state and its citizens interact. Not only is it a bureaucratic hub where endless paperwork is produced, but also a political space where an elected council rules on issues related to the local community. In this environment, citizens are guided by a set of predefined pathways that lead to institutional spaces and activities. Making use of a vast variety of approaches and languages, Intermission artists present their perspectives about the resilient anomic element interfering in every functional context. They explore possible patterns of meaning at the borders between socio-cultural structures and the metaphorical space of the anomy.

Artists: Agata Wieczorek, Angela Dwyer, Anne Marie Sampaio, Antti Pussinen, Assaf Hinden, Barbara Schober, Barbara Sanchez Barroso, Claudia Olendrowicz, Claudia Vitari, Daniela Delgado Viteri, Diana Pacelli, Doris Marten, FELL, Francesco Petruccelli, Ilka Raupach, Jennifer Öllerich, Jonas Büßecker, Jürgen Kellig, Katharina Bévand, Marc Oosting, Martin Sieron, Ori Jauch, Sarah Wohler, Swen Erik Scheuerling, Teresa Mayr, Thilo Droste, Yeongbin Lee.


»Traces – Architectures – Projections« book launch at Bärenzwinger Berlin, 22nd March 2019 – 7 pm

At the end of the exhibition program “Traces – Architectures – Projections”, which took place from September 2017 to January 2019 at Berlin’s Bärenzwinger, the catalog of the project will now be published with a comprehensive documentation of the exhibitions and events. With the kind support of the Senate Administration for Culture and Europe, cross-disciplinary funding.

Artists: Katharina Bévand, Natalie Czech, Mariechen Danz, EASTER, Andreas Greiner, Kerstin Honeit, Miriam Jonas, KAYA, Anne-Sophie Kneer, Julia König, Alaa Abdullatif, Linda Kuhn, Alex Lebus, NEOZOON, Pätzug / Hertweck, Lawrence Power, Reto Pulfer, Johannes Paul Raether, Marten Schech, Sarah Ancelle Schönfeld, Mirjam Thomann, Alvaro Urbano.


MADOU SUGAR INDUSTRY ART TRIENNIAL – Tainan, Taiwan from 1st February – 3rd March 2019              http://www.madou-sugarindustry-triennial.tnc.gov.tw/en

Nest – permanent public sound installation, collaboration with Georgi Tomov Georgiev.


Artist residency at Tsung-Yeh AIR in Tainan, Taiwan from October – December 2018


DYSTOPIA – Festival for Sound Art, 21-30 SEPTEMBER 2018      

Participating artists: Selçuk Artut, Mario Asef, Serges Baghdassarians, Givan Belá, Peter Cusack & Katharina Bévand, Alberto di Campo & Hannes Hoelzl, Alessandra Eramo, Ipek Gorgun, Sair Sinan Kestelli, Jacob Kirkegaard, Georg Klein, Brandon LaBelle, Ines Lechleitner & Tuçe Erel, Laura Mello, Kirsten Reese, Candaş Şişman, Liping Ting, Steffi Weismann & Özgür Erkok, Antje Vowinckel, Georg Werner, Jeremy Woodroof. Supported by Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, organized by Errant Sound Berlin. www.dystopie-festival.net 


SOUND PROPOSITIONS I – @Petersburg Art Space – Aug 3rd – 4th 2018

Performing Artists: Katharina Bévand (DE), Jacob Eriksen (DK), Glenn (BR/UK).
Sound installation by Felipe Vaz.


GRABENBLICKE @Bärenzwinger Berlin 12.07 – 19.08.2018, comissioned by Sebastian Häger & Julia Heunemann, Artists: Alex Lebus, Katharina Bévand, Marten Schech, Lawrence Power.

Reflecting the spacial infrastructure in and around the Bärenzwinger, the exhibition ›Grabenblicke‹ explores site-specific dispositives of gaze and their effects on the relationships between identity and alterity. The view into the outdoor enclosures must clear a fence, a hedge, a wall, metal shark-tooth spikes, trenches and a wooden barrier. Behind these confining architectural elements the view eventually encounters itself: by means of modified mirrors, the expansive installation by ALEX LEBUS disrupts the architectural assignment of subject and object relations and unsettles the viewers’ position. In the opposite enclosure the gaze falls upon a house, whose context, function and origin remains unclear, and that seems strangely out of place. With his work, MARTEN SCHECH transforms the artificial habitat once set up for the bears, including the boulders placed around the site, into both a stage and building material. The interior of the Bärenzwinger was long kept out of public view.In the anteroom, LAWRENCE POWER unlocks the functional infrastructures already partly obsolete, lending pictorial expression. By duplicating and extending the present elements, he interprets the space itself as a canvas.Via auditory means, KATHARINA BÉVAND’s sound installation ultimately surveys the architecture of the darkened Zwinger space and the cavities located opposite. Its sounds reflect from walls, ceilings and security grates – penetrating the segregating architectures at the same time.
https://www.baerenzwinger.berlin/Programm/Grabenblicke/


THE ROOM OF EYES @Sudhaus, Kindl Brewery, Berlin – 5th July, doors: 8 pm. The room of eyes is a new performance platform questioning how we listen. When is music performance art and when is performance art music? We are interested in liveness, the performer and questioning the music industry as well as the consumption of music during this hyperactive epoch we find ourselves in. How do we slow down, excite, seduce and observe the observer? What is the role of the listener and what do we owe to the performer? What is the role of the musician as artist and performer today? How do we create immersive total sound? Do we listen through our eyes our ears or our senses? The Room of Eyes will create a monthly public ritual to transform its audience in the sonic Cathedral that is König Otto. Both at once a sacred and profane space you are invited to hear new narratives told through sounds and visions. Performers: Katharina Bevand / Lisa Stewart / Sener and the Oracle / Things Disappear


METAMORPHOSAIC, PAF (Performing Arts Festival Berlin) at Schiller Bibliothek in Berlin-Wedding 8th of June, 5 pm:  Metamorphosaic is a dance and sound installation by metacorpus: Katharina Bévand & Azzie McCutcheon. The piece explores the limits of perception, memory and notions of time. Room and bodies merge and fade into each other in a symbiotic manner through movement and sound. 


PATH OF AWARENESS  by katrinem as part of Long Night of Ideas at Humboldt Forum in Berlin. events.humboldtforum.com


THE CITY OF 1001 CHURCHES: research Travel with Peter Cusack to the historic site of ANI in eastern Turkey, Kars region, and its surroundings. Project funded by the Institute of Foreign Affairs Artists Contacts program. 


SPACE 21 FESTIVAL FOR SOUND ART7 to 21. April 2018, Autonomous Region Kurdistan in Iraq.

Artists: Cedrik Fermont, Klaas Hübner, Katharina Bévand, Jan Vormann, Gernas Haj Sheikhmous, Rebeen Hamarafiq, Tuukka Haapakorpi, Ali Assaf, Ali Ahmad, Clare Charnley, Hardi Kurda.


Berlin Sonic Places 20.03.18 – 7pm @Echo Bücher Berlin – Bookpresentation & performances at ECHO BÜCHER: Peter Cusack will discuss about his recent book and the Berlin soundscape with Sam Auinger and Carsten Stabenow, followed by two performances: Katharina Bévand – Iranian Tanbur & Peter Cusack – Field Recordings/Visuals. Berlin Sonic Places – A Brief Guide by Peter Cusack, edited by DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program 2017, published by Wolke Verlag. Audio & photos available on the favouritesounds.org website.                                           


KHORASAN, COUNTRY OF THE RISING SUN, Pergamon Museum for Islamic Art Berlin: on December 7th 2017 I was honoured to perform at the Event “Khorassan, Country of the rising Sun”  in front of the Mshatta Facade in the Museum of Islamic Art at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. This was an event held in honor to the culture of Khorassan consisting of lectures, music and poetry related to this cultural area in Central Asia, which spans over Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. https://www.smb.museum/museen-und-einrichtungen/pergamonmuseum/


KLANGTOUR 2017 at VIERTE WELT BERLIN – 22.08 – Sunday. 27.08 | free admission  / Performances & Sound Installations at and around Vierte Welt. Five international artists will show different pieces and/or performances during 6 days in the center of Berlin Kreuzberg. I have the public sound installation Polyphonic Birds installed at Kottbuser Tor on Tuesday. Artists: Katharina Bévand (DE) | burgund t brandt (DE) | Chelsea Leventhal (USA) | Gregor Pfeffer (DE) | Felipe Vaz (BRA). http://www.viertewelt.de/archiv/kleine_formate/2017/klangtour_2017.html


HONORARY MENTION »sonotopia – bonn hoeren« Beethoven Stiftung Bonn: the Beethoven Foundation for Art and Culture of the federal city of Bonn, Germany awarded young sound artists for their 3rd edition of the contest. On march 8th 2017 the official awards presentation for the sonotopia student competition took place in bonn’s Kunstmuseum. A total of 62 works from students from the following institutions were experienced on site and evaluated by a jury over the course of 2016: royal academy of art the hague (den haag), hbksaar (saarbrücken), hbk braunschweig, sound studies (udk berlin), bauhaus-universität / hfm weimar. http://www.bonnhoeren.de/_2017/sonotopia/wettbewerbsergebnisse/  


RESONOR @Großer Wasserspeicher Berlin 3rd – 5th february 2017: Resonor is part of my Master Thesis project “Resonanz. Körper in Schwingung” (Resonance. Oscillating bodies) for the master in Sound Studies program at UDK Berlin. The former big water reservoir situated in the district of Prenzlauer Berg in Berlin will host the site-specific sound installation Resonor and an interactive performance. This installation is an experiment of resonances between: the human voice & architecture. Thanks for the kind support of Förderband Kulturinitiative e.V., the Sound Studies department and all other involved persons.


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