What sound does art make?


Nausikaä tries to eavesdrop on art.

Can you hear an artwork?

Apparently, you can in Berlin, as it seems to be quite the hot topic here over the next few days! MoMA in New York had its first sound-based exhibition in August, now the (sound)wave is rolling over Berlin.

Marcel Pasternak, a student at the Weissensee Art Academy won a coveted Prize, the Multimediapreis MB21 for “Malkasten”: a box with a touchpad covered with sand, where sounds can be recreated of an invisible space through touch. Take a look at the video here:


The “Malkasten” courtesy of Marcel Pasternak.

Meanwhile, the KW Institute of Contemporary Art is hosting a Sound for Art Spaces Symposium on the 5th of December. 

If you really want to immerse yourself into sound-based art works and actually want to walk through, take part and be unsettled by them …then join us at the opening of Blain|Southern’s ANALOG exhibition this Friday, the 29th of November, from 6-9pm. Eight international artists have created a symphony of works that will surprise and disorient you.


Cyril de Commarque, Migrants, 2013, glass, latex hearts, sound system, 154 x 100 x 50 cm © Studio Cyril de Commarque. Courtesy of Blain|Southern.

Analog – November 30th 2013 – February 1st 2014

Press Preview: 29th of November, 5-6pm, followed by the Opening: 6-9pm.

Cyril de Commarque | Jannis Kounellis | Bruce Nauman | Max Neuhaus | Carsten Nicolai | Ignacio Uriarte | Lawrence Weiner | Gilberto Zorio.

Private View: November 29th 6-9pm.

Blain|Southern, Potsdamer Straße 77–87, 10785 Berlin. Opening hours: Tue – Sat: 11-6pm.

Entry by Nausikaä

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