Sound Art Situations


Organised Sound

March 7, 2017


This article is an analysis of two sound art performances that took place in June 2015 in outdoor public spaces at the social housing area Urbanplanen in Copenhagen, Denmark. The two performances were On the Productions of a Poor Acoustics by Brandon LaBelle and Green Interactive Biofeedback Environments (GIBE) by Jeremy Woodruff. In order to investigate the complex situation that arises when sound art is staged in such contexts, the authors of this article suggest exploring the events through approaching them as ‘situations’ (Doherty 2009). With this approach it becomes possible to engage and combine theories from several fields. Aspects of sound art studies, performance studies and contemporary art studies are presented in order to theoretically explore the very diverse dimensions of the two sound art pieces. Visual, auditory, performative, social, spatial and durational dimensions become integrated within the analysis in our pursuit of the most comprehensive interpretation of the pieces possible.

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Groth, Sanne Krogh, and Kristine Samson. “Sound Art Situations.” Organised Sound, vol. 22, no. 1, Cambridge University Press, Mar. 2017, pp. 101–11, doi:10.1017/S1355771816000388.
Groth, Sanne Krogh, and Kristine Samson. “Sound Art Situations.” Organised Sound 22, no. 1 (March 7, 2017): 101–11.
Groth, S. K., & Samson, K. (2017). Sound Art Situations. Organised Sound, 22(1), 101–111.
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