Berlevåg Åpen Form Paviljong av Luft / Berlevåg Open Form Pavilion of Air

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[Bla nedover for Norsk tekst] Walk very slowly to allow sounds to enter gradually, notice the borders of these zones where new sounds fade-in, spend time in some places to notice the long sounds develop.

“Berlevåg Åpen Form Paviljong av Luft” (Berlevåg Open Form Pavilion of Air) is a floating roof of sound extending across the area between Kvitbrakka AIR & Berlevåg Havnemuseum, triggered by GPS and accessed via a smartphone, headphones and the app. Inspired by Polish architects Oskar & Zofia Hansen’s “Open Form” architectural concept (ca. 1959), this audiowork is one of 15 locations in 9 countries in the pan-European Open Form Pavilion of Air series, using sound and site-mapping to offer a playful renewal and reframing of public space as an essential place of engagement for the community. By walking through different zones between Kvitbrakka AIR & Berlevåg Havnemuseum while using your mobile phone, the Echoes app and headphones, you become a participatory listener producing a composition in real-time. Your navigation creates a unique choreography via GPS, combining and changing sounds mapped along the site outside the main building through the app. Hear this unique Arctic harbouside location and its context become transformed by the sounds forming this floating acoustic architecture, revealing an immersive, profoundly spatial and physical experience. The Pavilion has no visible presence outside the app and can only be accessed and enjoyed on-site in Berlevåg.

Overview of the series

_ NORSK Gå veldig sakte for å la lydene komme gradvis inn, legg merke til grensene for disse sonene der nye lyder fades inn, bruk tid på noen steder for å legge merke til de lange lydene som utvikler seg.

"Berlevåg Åpen Form Paviljong av Luft" er et flytende lydtak som strekker seg over området mellom Kvitbrakka AIR og Berlevåg Havnemuseum, utløst av GPS og tilgjengelig via en smarttelefon, hodetelefoner og Inspirert av de polske arkitektene Oskar & Zofia Hansens arkitektoniske konsept "Open Form" (ca. 1959), er dette lydverket ett av 15 steder i 9 land i den paneuropeiske Open Form Pavilion of Air-serien, som bruker lyd og stedskartlegging for å tilby en leken fornyelse og omforming av det offentlige rom som et viktig sted for engasjement for samfunnet.

Ved å gå gjennom ulike soner mellom Kvitbrakka AIR og Berlevåg Havnemuseum mens du bruker mobiltelefonen, Echoes-appen og hodetelefoner, blir du en deltakende lytter som produserer en komposisjon i sanntid. Navigasjonen din skaper en unik koreografi via GPS, der du kombinerer og endrer lydene som er kartlagt langs området utenfor hovedbygningen gjennom appen. Hør hvordan denne unike arktiske havnebassenget og konteksten forvandles av lydene som danner denne flytende akustiske arkitekturen, og få en oppslukende, romlig og fysisk opplevelse. Paviljongen er ikke synlig utenfor appen, og kan kun oppleves på stedet i Berlevåg.

Robert Curgenven
Robert Curgenven Robert Curgenven creates large-scale audiovisual experiences, performances, albums and installations, that emphasize physicality, our embodied response to sound and its correspondence to location, air, weather and architecture - the underlying significance of context. His recorded output includes "Tailte Cré-Umha (Bronze Lands)" and "SIRÈNE", pipe organ works, for his Recorded Fields Editions; "Oltre" and "Built Through" for LINE imprint; and "Climata", recorded in 15 of James Turrell’s Skyspaces across 9 countries. Festival performances include Sydney Festival, Maerzmusik (Kraftwerk Berlin), Sonic Acts (Amsterdam), Cork Midsummer, Ultrahang (Budapest). Works and installations produced include those for National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Poland (Krakow), Palazzo Grassi (Venice), Transmediale (Berlin) and National Sculpture Factory (IRL). "Curgenven makes the point that sounds are fundamental to our perception of the world... hearing the complexities of a place and time is intersected by memories of the familiar which are in turn displaced and transformed.” Realtime Magazine (AUS) “Behind the music lurk such [disparate] presences as Alvin Lucier, King Tubby, Murray Schafer and Eliane Radigue.” The Wire Magazine (UK)



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