EVENT: Office Politics -  The Office for Common Sound | Sven Anderson

This event will be guided by a series of listening activities developed in the Research phase of The Office for Common Sound.

Thursday, 2nd May - Thursday, 2nd May 2019

NCAD Gallery 29 April — 12 May 2019 

EventOffice Politics
Thursday May 2, 2019
6 - 8 PM
The Office for Common Sound (OCS) is a nomadic project space devoted to researching the role of sound within different communities. The OCS occupies street-front properties for durations ranging between two weeks to two months, using this concise timeframe to generate specific outputs in response to its surroundings, through methods developed in cooperation with a range of participants.
The first event at The OCS is an open forum in which the objectives and schedule for its Production and Presentation phases will be identified and discussed. The event will be guided by a series of listening activities developed in the Research phase. 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. Photography Mateja Šmic, 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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