EVENT: ‘The City of Participation’ -  The Office for Common Sound | Sven Anderson

The second OCS event will present a partial inventory of cues that re-imagine the relationship between sound and place, exploring ...

Thursday, 9th May - Thursday, 9th May 2019

NCAD Gallery 29 April — 12 May 2019 

EVENT: The City of Participation
Thursday May 9, 2019
6 - 8 PM
The second OCS event will present a partial inventory of cues that re-imagine the relationship between sound and place, exploring how these activities resonate within the context of the NCAD and within the surrounding neighbourhoods. This fractious inventory asserts the potency of developing methodologies that are intentionally incomplete, as a means of re-orienting focus of how we might participate in the formation of the city as an open, dynamic entity. This event is open to participation or observation, and is free and open to the public – no booking is required.
The Office for Common Sound at the NCAD Gallery. 2019.

The OCS is open to everyone.
To schedule a meeting, email: theofficeforcommonsound@gmail.com

The Office for Common Sound
April 29 – May 12, 2019
NCAD Gallery
100 Thomas Street
Dublin 8

Research (Apr 29 - May 2, 2019)
Production (May 3 - May 8, 2019)
Presentation (May 9 - May 12, 2019)
Opening Hours:

Monday: 10:00 – 18:00
Tuesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday: 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday: 10:00 – 18:00
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

The OCS provides a public platform for researching the sound of a particular place, for gathering different perspectives about this sound, and for working together to investigate how these processes might contribute to the design and planning of the public realm. 
The OCS is open to anyone with an interest in discussing the local sound environment. It evolves through activities including: Workshops, Sound walks, Reading groups, Field recordings, Listening sessions, Performances, Mapping, exercises, Interviews, Surveys. The OCS organises and presents these forms as they emerge, questioning the performative (and public) possibilities of the office as an ambiguously defined space of production. 

The OCS is initiated and managed by Sven Anderson. The OCS at NCAD is developed in collaboration with Colm Keady-Tabbal, Mateja Šmic, Christopher Steenson, and others TBC.
The current instance of the OCS is supported by The NCAD Gallery and The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) at TU Dublin. The first instance of the OCS took place in Bray, County Wicklow in 2016, and was supported within the Strategic Arts Projects initiative by The Wicklow County Arts Office, Wicklow County Council, Mermaid Arts Centre and The Arts Council.

W: http://office.minorarchitecture.org
F:  www.facebook.com/theofficeforcommonsound
T:  www.twitter.com/thecommonsound

Artist Biographical Information
Sven Anderson (b. 1977) is an artist working between Ireland and the US since 2001. Anderson's practice operates through installations and performances that respond to details of the built environment and fragments of local histories to suggest emergent, site-specific forms. His projects incorporate artist placements, shared authorship and long-term collaborations, often converging on systems articulated in public space. Anderson's public artworks The Manual for Acoustic Planning and Urban Sound Design (2013) and The Office for Common Sound (2016) probe the potential of the artist as urban planner and municipal resource. His permanent sound installation Continuous Drift (2015) explores new modes of curating sound in the public realm, presenting works from over 30 artists in an active city square. Anderson’s proposal for the UK Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition developed in collaboration with Heneghan Peng Architects was awarded honourable mention (2018). Recent exhibitions include A Visibility Matrix (with Gerard Byrne; Void, Derry, 2019; Secession, Austria, 2019; Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, 2018; The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 2018), and Field Recording (Rua Red, Tallaght, 2018). Anderson is pursuing a PhD at the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) at TU Dublin. He convenes the course Vibrant Forms: Reconsidering the Built Environment Through Sound at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD), and has delivered presentations on sound, architecture, and urbanism at conferences, universities, and design institutions around the world. http://www.svenanderson.net/ 

Anne Kelly Curator NCAD Gallery 
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