The installation bit.fall transforms cascading water into language and text: Words appear on a curtain of waterdrops as if by magic. They are only readable for the fraction of a second and dissolve during their fall. The words are filtered from the internet in real time by an algorithm and visualize for a brief moment what is happening around us in the digital world.
In this two-day workshop we produce our own fandubs and re-synchronise film and video characters with our own voice!
This event is held in German only, please see the German section of this website for details.
HUMAN BROWSER is a search engine in human
form. Via a headset the performer receives search results in real time.
S/he shares these results with the bystanding visitors by announcing
them loudly. The speech flow is confusing but makes reference to the
context time and again. An irritating, surprising and quite amusing
Record and modify your own voice in the HMKV Sound Studio!
Children can join the event at any time during the opening hours
and participate in a paper chase to get to know the exhibition in a
HIS MASTER'S VOICE: On Voice and Language is an exhibition on the
performativity of voice and language, the inauthenticity and uncanniness of
speaking, voice as a political speech act, and language as performative utterance.
fm-scenario is a project by Eran Schaerf that examines the construction of mass media and the production of space in the digital era. It consists of a website that allows users to create new narratives with audio bits from an archive of listeners’ calls, various features and news. One such narrative provides the scenario for the artist’s work at HMKV (6th floor of the Dortmunder U), an installation that blurs the boundaries between fact and fiction, broadcaster and audience, user and author.
On the occasion of John Cage's 100th anniversary and the 60th anniversary of the premiere of his famous "silent piece" HMKV shows 42 (mostly contemporary) references to 4'33'' from the fields of art and music as well as works that deal with general questions of e.g. perception of silence or sound ecology.
only takes 40 minutes
of your time to activate and take part in this performance. Created
by Jens Heitjohann to be part of the exhibition Sounds
it takes participants on an aural journey through the cityscape.
the exhibition, families with children can pick up a paper
chase flyer from the main desk which lets our younger visitors
discover the artists and their works in the exhibition in a playful