Speaker Release workshop and talk with Jenny Gräf Sheppard

Szczecin Poland

On May 13, Jenny Gräf Sheppard will present her work and philosophy behind her non-conventional approach to instrument and speaker design that plays a role in her current artwork which will be exhibited at Trafo from May 23 – August 3. Embracing both conceptual and tangible aspects of noise, and its role in the conversion of energy, her sonic practice dis/orients notions of power, speaker and control as well as distinctions between reproduction and translation. Her hand-crafted ‘speaker-instruments’, made of porcelain, copper, magnets, wood and electronic signal each are allowed to speak in their own voice, animating the materiality and non-materiality in sonic practice. Jenny Gräf will present her sonic practice and give a small demonstration of how she works with the borders of materiality and non-materiality. She will discuss how the speaker-instruments are a result of thinking about and experimenting with energy as border crossing both conceptually and concretely.

Jenny Gräf Sheppard is a multi-disciplinary artist, musician and instrument designer residing in Copenhagen, Denmark. Her works spans engages with systems, dynamics and relations in works that are at times participatory, de-stabilising, and calling into question processes of knowing and sensing. Her current works and PhD research deal with sound as an aspect of relationality and transformation. She focuses on the dis/orientating potential of sound, one that might hold clues for re-orienting how we engage with the world.

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With support from The Danish Arts Council.