Klankenbos expo: Iosif Kiraly & Christine Ulke

as part of EUROPALIA ROMANIA

Sat 02 Nov 2019 - 15:00 to Sun 03 Nov 2019 - 17:00
Musica vzw, Toekomstlaan 5 B, 3910 Neerpelt

Europalia Arts Festival & Musica, Impulse centre for Music present:

Klankenbos expo - Iosif Kiraly & Christine Ulke

as part of EUROPALIA ROMANIA

Deep listening to sound art with the sound of water that travels throughout the space. An ode to the sixties; poetic and immersive.

Iosif Kiraly & Christine Ulke's site specific sound installation 88 Clouds Will Rain For You is an ode to the internationally renowned Fluxus artist Geoffrey Hendricks. In 1992 when they participated in Hendricks’ Sommer Academie in Salzburg they were asked to create an installation to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fluxus movement (1962-1992) in Keulen and Wiesbaden. The artwork originally consisted of 61 soundclouds. A number that at that time matched the exact age of Hendricks. Spread out across a space full of metal objects, the clouds gradually released their water droplets. What emerges is a poetic and immersive sound landscape, where time and the spatiality of sound play a fundamental role. Geoffrey Hendricks passed away in 2018. A cloud is added each year that the installation is once again exhibited. The art work receives a symbolic meaning through this process.

Klankenbos is an open air museum for sound art with more than 18 physical and virtual installations, located in and around Provincial Domain Dommelhof, from international sound artists such as; Paul Panhuysen (NL), Erwin Stache (DE), Tony Di Napoli (FR), Rozalie Hirs (NL) and Pierre Berthet (BE). Combine visiting this expo with a visit of the permanent collection and discover a world of sound. More info: www.klankenbos.be

Klankenbos Expo - Iosif Kiraly & Christine Ulke is a temporary exhibition in the context of Europalia Romania; in collaboration with Musica, Impulse centre for Music, Provincial Domain Dommelhof, CC Palethe and Gemeente Pelt.


Iosif Király

Iosif Király (1957) is a Romanian visual artist, architect, and educator. He works both independently and within the subREAL group. Favourite media: photography, installation, performance, and drawing. His work investigates the relationship between perception, time, and memory. In 1995, he was among the founders of the Department of Photography and Media Arts at the National University of Arts (UNArte) in Bucharest, where he is presently a professor. Király has an extensive international exhibition record, and his works are found in numerous private and public collections.


Christine Ulke

Christine Ulke is an artist and scientist. She holds master’s degrees from the California Institute of Arts and the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, and a doctoral degree from the University of Leipzig. Ulke has lectured throughout the United States and taught at universities in California and troughout Germany. Among her public artworks are permanent commissions for the cities of Los Angeles, Pasadena and West Hollywood, as well as temporary installations in Berlin, Hamburg, London, Mexico City, New York City and San Francisco.