Katharina Klement

Ecophony – every voice counts. An acoustic soil survey | Open fields – art and agriculture

13.05.2023 - 31.10.2024

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Duration

13.05.2023 - 31.10.2024

Opening

13.05.2023 11:00

Location

Art in Public Space

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About the
Project

The project Ecophony – every voice counts. An acoustic soil survey by the artist and composer Katharina Klement has been opened on May 13th 2023 as part of OPEN FIELDS – art and agriculture. It can be heard and experienced until October 31st 2024.

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Sturdy footwear recommended. Please bring headphones and a seating mat or cushion if needed.

 

OPEN FIELDS

With the project OPEN FIELDS the Institute for Art in Public Space Styria combines the realms of art and agriculture. It includes 12 sub-projects by various international artists and art collectives and just as many Styrian farms.

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Katharina Klement

Ecophony

In Altaussee the project by the Austrian composer Katharina Klement was realized. In August 2022 she spent several weeks on the Mühlberg-farm (Fischerndorf 28) with the resident farmer Eva Schartner. Here she explored the agriculture of the region and the resulting sound phenomena. On May 13th, 2023, the result of this exploration Ecophony – every voice counts. An acoustic soil survey was presented in the form of a sound hiking trail.

With a total of 14 stations this trail makes the farm in Altaussee, its past, present, and future, as well as the surrounding landscape an audio-experience.  The sound installations explore a variety of the region’s facets. For example, it includes an acoustic examination of the region’s most well-known mountain, the Loser, as well as the experience of natural forces such as wind and water. Furthermore, even the behaviour of bees as well as the history of the Mühlberg-farms name are topics included.

On top of that, visitors can become active participants in this project by adding their own recordings. All sounds, noises and voices shaping the region Altaussee are welcome.

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Katharina Klement (*1963)
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Impressions

Katharina Klement, Ökophonie | OFFENE FELDER - Kunst und Landwirtschaft

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Katharina Klement, Ökophonie | OFFENE FELDER - Kunst und Landwirtschaft

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Katharina Klement, Ökophonie | OFFENE FELDER - Kunst und Landwirtschaft

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Katharina Klement, Ökophonie | OFFENE FELDER - Kunst und Landwirtschaft

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Katharina Klement, Ökophonie | OFFENE FELDER - Kunst und Landwirtschaft

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Katharina Klement, Ökophonie | OFFENE FELDER - Kunst und Landwirtschaft

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Katharina Klement, Ökophonie | OFFENE FELDER - Kunst und Landwirtschaft

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Katharina Klement, Ökophonie | OFFENE FELDER - Kunst und Landwirtschaft

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Katharina Klement, Ecophony