A classic work in contemporary sound art, Electrical Walk Leuven explores the hidden sounds of technology. With specially designed headphones, German composer and sound artist Christina Kubisch transforms the enormous amount of electromagnetic signals into audible sound waves. Kubisch will create a dramaturgic walk through the public space of Leuven in order to listen to these hidden radiations transmitted by communication systems, lights, wifi, advertising, radio or security cameras.
Christina Kubisch is considered a pioneer of sound art installation and one of today’s most prominent European sound artists. She was trained as a visual artist, musician and composer, and studied flute and piano before turning to electronic music and later focusing on sound sculpture and sound installations, which often involved ultraviolet light, solar energy and electromagnetic induction. In 2003, Kubisch began creating Electrical Walks, of which she has developed 74 walks worldwide, including for ZKM Karlsruhe, The Kitchen New York, Ars Electronica Linz and documenta 14, Athens.
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