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  • Swiss Vitality Talk

Vol. 4 - with Tokyo Art Farm x EER

Co-creation and the Environment: The Potential of Sound Art

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Live on October 19, 2023, 19:00-21:00

How can the complexity of a forest community be heard by the human ear?
Discover how the Extended Environmental Record (EER) (artists & researchers Marcus Maeder and Veronica Mockler with residents of Shimoichi-cho, Nara) have blended data sonification, art & collective listening (incl. dialogue sessions with Nara residents, farmers, and forestry workers) to unravel the intricacies of forest ecosystems.
Join us at University of Creativity right next to Marcus Maeder’s captivating installation “Growth Model”. A collaboration with Roman Zweifel, this unique sonic-artistic experience brings the growth data of 8 selected trees to life, through sonification thanks to ash wood tubes equipped with speakers.
Come listen to Veronica and Marcus (online) together with sound artist Rick Shinmi and other moderators for a discussion on sustainability and creativity.

Date: October 19, 2023 19:00 - 20:30
Venue: University of Creativity
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Featuring: The Extended Environmental Record (online participation), Rick Shinmi
Moderated by Hidenori Kondo (Organiser, TOKYO ART FARM), Jonas Pulver and Yuko Takahashi (Embassy of Switzerland)

The Extended Environmental Record is a recurring and collective listening practice. It understands the environmental as including the nonhuman and human, alongside their relationships and intersections. EER upholds and develops difference within working, artistic and scientific forms of knowledge and decenters them from market and institutional authority. The Record shares its content based on the situated needs and dialogical decision-making of its members.

EER in Japan features:
Taisuke Eida — Forester, Japan
Yoshifumi Mizuguchi — Local resident, Japan
Makiko Mori — Local resident, Japan
Toshihiko Mukai — Farmer, Japan
Mana Nakatsuji — Local resident, Japan
Yuri Nishiyama — Creative team, MIND TRAIL, Japan
Takashi Noguchi — Forester, Japan
Kaori Takano — Local resident, Japan
with Veronica Mockler — Artist, researcher, Canada
and Marcus Maeder — Artist, researcher, Switzerland

For its work in Japan, the Extended Environmental Record is collaborating with MIND TRAIL OKUYAMATO Museum In Your Mind and the 2023 Tokyo Bienniale.

With the support of the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia, the Sakae Stünzi Foundation, the UNESCO Co-Chair on the Prevention of Radicalization and Violent Extremism at the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance, Concordia University, Canada, the Institute for Computer Music and Sound Technology ICST, Zurich University of the Arts ZHdK, and NATKON GmbH.

In collaboration with the Embassy of Switzerland in Japan / Vitality.Swiss and the Science & Technology Office Tokyo