An inquiry into the spatial, the sonic and the public

29 till 30 October 2010

Sonic-architectonic installation Panels created an exceptional setting for a symposium and performances on space and sound. In this setting, various artists, theorists and architects gave lectures and performances right in the installation.

Participants in the symposium included Justin Bennett (NL/GB, sound artist/composer), Karin Bijsterveld (NL, historian/Professor of Science, Technology and Modern Culture at the University of Maastricht), Emre Erkal (TR, architect/sound artist), Raviv Ganchrow (NL/IL, architect/sound artist), Brandon Labelle (DE/US, artist/composer/writer), Wim Langenhoff (NL, chemist/musician/founder of The New Electric Chamber Music), Eran Sachs (IL/DE, curator/sound artist/composer), Janek Schaeffer (GB, sound artist/musician/composer), Basak Senova (TR, curator/writer/designer), Kees Tazelaar (NL, composer/head of the Institute for Sonology in The Hague), and Esther Venrooy (BE/NL, sound artist/composer).

Intro in situ, workshop and production house for contemporary music in Maastricht was a partner of the symposium. 

Paul DevensThe practice of Paul Devens (1965) positions itself in between installations, with sonic and architectonic elements, electro-acustic performances, video and composed music. Devens studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht and the Jan van Eyck Academy. His work has been exhibited, performed and screened at Le Magasin Grenoble (F), Museum Z33 Hasselt (B), ctrl_alt_del Istanbul, Pause Montreal, OCA Oslo and Experimental Intermedia New York.

Previous installations of Devens are among others “Testing Ground” (2006), “Pavilion” (2007) and “Pole” (2008). Look for more information on

Photography: Ton Eyssen