Artist talk & soup
June 9, 2019
The venezuelan, Berlin based musician and sound artist Rubén D’Hers will present a new guitar installation at Artica Svalbard´s workshop in Sjøområdet during this years festival.
“My current sound installation work oscillates between two different modes of working with stringed musical instruments & objects through a controlled mechanical medium: one mode is based on abstract musical relations to evoke a sense of space, while the other deals with the reconstruction of harmonic qualities from sounds of the indoor environment as a representational-mimetic approach via sound. Both modes of work operate fundamentally through the tunings process of strings.” - Ruben D’Hers
Holds an MFA in Sound Studies at the Berlin University of Arts, a BFA in Media Art & Design at the Bauhaus University Weimar. His work has been exhibited and performed at venues like Funkhaus Berlin, Interstice - Rencontres des Inclassables (FR) Klangraum Krems (AT), Heart of Noise Festival and Donau Festival (AT), Le Bon Accueill (FR), The Empty Gallery (HK), City Sonic Sound Art Festival (BE), Kunsthaus Bregenz (AT), Kontejner (HR), Netwerk Center for Contemporary Arts (BE), Oficina #1 (VE), ZKM Karlsruhe (DE), Neues Museum Weimar (DE), SeaM Weimar (DE) & LAB 30 (DE).