Edwin van der Heide starts DEAF & TodaysArt 30Y V2_ night with intense sound performance
The DEAF2012's closing club night at WORM on Saturday, May 19, will pay special homage to V2_’s 30th birthday. The artist and researcher Edwin van der Heide has created a performance for the occasion in which he will play with visitors' experience of sound, space and the body.
Shape-V2_ will take place at 11pm on the ground floor of V2_, which will be accessible via the WORM building. As the club night next door gets under way, a select company will take their places in a darkened room at V2_. An eight-speaker installation will be set up around them, and Van der Heide will use it to play with space and sound in a live performance. By varying time delays between the speakers, he will create patterns of rhythms and tones that sound far away one moment and nearby the next. Listeners will become aware of the physical and spatial experience of listening.
It's almost impossible to express the experience of Shape-V2_ in words, but Van der Heide has a reputation to live up to. A number of his installations and performances have appeared at V2_ and past DEAF festivals. For instance, he opened the 1994 edition of DEAF with his performance Captured. He has also exhibited in renowned venues such as SMAK in Ghent, Belgium; the Ars Electronica Festival, in Linz, Austria; the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam; ICC in Tokyo; NAMOC in Beijing; Transmediale in Berlin; SONAR in Barcelona; FILE in Rio de Janero; and SFMOMA in San Francisco.
In order to prevent disruption of the effect of the performance, we will not permit visitors to enter the room while it is going on. So be sure to be on time for this unique sensory experience.