- Arts & Culture
- Field Recording
DAF dedicates »auditory traces« to the process of rearranging collectively gathered field recordings — tracings of performances and interventions created during the last two years.
The material was produced during shared meals in a former greek nightclub, at joint bicycle tours, or whilst exploring tunnels beneath Berlin. Different locations and settings coalesce without merging but by moving — a production from reception.
In doing so, the DAF collective elucidates a constructivist methodology, foregrounding social, material and energetic relations.
»auditory traces« derives from diverse spatial properties and contexts, such as Musikinstallationen Nürnberg, Floating University Berlin, Kunsthalle Baden Baden and Lenbachhaus München.
To reiterate, the performances and interventions refer to different places, subjects and acoustic registers; they form a network of sound and space that is heavily shaped by oscillation – the movement of sound, tools and people.
A doubling (dubbing) takes place.
Based on this sound pool, the aim is not so much to create an archive of events but rather to explore the possibility of producing from receiving. In fact, the acoustic language of the audio piece doesn’t recreate lived experiences but mobilises its echoes to form an autonomous sound architecture that reorganises auditory spaces.
Such spatio-temporal intervals haunt the recordings, telling a story about the collective's shared love for collaborative efforts, play, exploration and the movement and dynamisation of sound, which is at the root of what DAF is about.
Emerging from Jan St. Werner’s classes at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg and Munich, Dynamische Akustische Forschung (DAF) is an independent collective which explores sound as an unstable art form that merges with other disciplines yet makes strong claims to disciplinary autonomy. The collective emphasizes a constructivist methodology of space-making from social, material and energetic relations by focusing directly on these relational forces. Thereby DAF works with self-built technology and relies heavily on the aspect of co-developing and space-activating ideas via realizing performances as well as using tools through sound.