We’ll be making lots of noise
Giving Space: Selected project 2019/20
What is noise? Is it only loud, disturbing, unnecessary, even ugly? Can noise be something beautiful? Where does noise come from and how is it made? Can it be quiet, can it be gentle, can it inspire us to take action? These are some of the questions the project We’ll be making lots of noise deals with.
Artist Catriona Shaw and musician Frèd Bigot have been working together since 2002 in the context of various art, sound and educational projects. Their project, specially conceived for the Gropius Bau, focuses on the production, reception and investigation of noise in its different spatial and aesthetic manifestations. Shaw and Bigot’s events and workshop programme for school classes and visitors addresses issues such as the artistic and activist potential of noise, explores urban noise and noise reduction, and invites visitors to sound experiments and interpretive “scorings” of the building and exhibitions. In addition to a stage area, the Gropius Bau’s spaces will also be outfitted with noise machines and a listening station, which will continue to evolve as part of the events.
Listen in: Sound experiments and compositions
Audio recordings from the Gropius Bau
Small percussions, guitar amps, paper, toys or your own voice – noise can be created in a multitude of ways. In different workshops and event formats, Catriona Shaw and Frèd Bigot together with visitors discover the variety of noise production in and around the Gropius Bau. You can find examples from the workshop Noise from the inside on the right. All audio recordings from the project can be found here.