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Benoit Maubrey
* 1952, currently based: Baitz, Germany
www.benoitmaubrey.com mail@benoitmaubrey.com

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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Benoit Maubrey – artist profile”. https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/maubrey.html. (retrieved 2014-03-09). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Benoit Maubrey artist profile}, url = {https://www.digitalartarchive.at/database/artists/general/artist/maubrey.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2014-03-09}
About
Born in Washington, DC. Lives and works in Baitz and Berlin/Germany. Since 1990 director and founder of a Berlin-based art group called Die Audio Gruppe. Mostly known for incorporating loudspeakers into clothes, like ballerina tutus (AUDIO BALLERINAS), I also create large interactive sound sculptures made with hundreds of recycled speakers. Found in public places, these electroacoustic sculptures have taken on various shapes like a temple, a gate and a wall.
Some examples: created for the Sound as a Medium of Art exhibition in Germany, TEMPLE was made with 3,000 recycled loudspeakers and assorted electronic parts, recycled amplifiers, radios/tuners, and one mixing board. Soldered together, this impressive public sound speaker was inspired by the Greek temple at Delphi.
For SPEAKERS GATE I was inspired by a gateway of a local medieval fortress. It was made with 350 recycled loudspeakers and electronics. Finally, for Speakers Wall I incorporated an actual piece of the Berlin Wall into a sculpture that was used also as a DJ PA system.
All of these sculptures actually produce their own sound. For example, with TEMPLE, visitors hear white noise (not loud : just as a kind of "heartbeat") from radio receivers as well as people's voices. The public is encouraged to interact with the installation. For three minutes they can call a special, designated phone number to hear their voices booming through the thousands of speakers. In more recent sculptures (see GATEWAY) using Bluetooth receiver technology the spectators can play their own music from their smartphones and laptops through the sculpture.
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1980 - 2014 ZKM (Center for Art and Media) Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica (1985), SONAMBIENTE/ Academy of Arts Berlin(1996), Tokyo City Opera/ NTT-ICC (1997), International Symposium of Electronic Arts/Chicago (1997), The Kitchen /NYC, Monaco Dance Danses Forum / Since 1983 numerous performances and exhibitions (a selection):
ZKM (Center for Art and Media) Karlsruhe, Ars Electronica (1985), SONAMBIENTE/ Academy of Arts Berlin(1996), Tokyo City Opera/ NTT-ICC (1997), International Symposium of Electronic Arts/Chicago (1997), The Kitchen /NYC, Monaco Dance Danses Forum (2000), Seoul Performing Arts Festival, Location One/NYC, Gracia Territoria Sonor/Barcelona, (2003) , Thailand New Media Art Festival/Bangkok, Sitelines Festival/NYC (2006), Schloss Moyland/ Joseph Beuys Archive. (2007), Mostra des Artes/ Sao Paulo (2008), (2010) MuseumQuartier/Vienna, Zero1 Festival/San Jose, (2012) ZKM/Karlsruhe, SOUND ART , STATT FARBE: LICHT Festival Bauhaus/Dessau, Temporaren Kunstprojekt in Helle Mitte, Hellersdorf/Berlin.
1980 - 2014 (2014) MarzMusik/ Berliner Festspiele, (2013) Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl, (2012) ZKM/Karlsruhe,Sound as a Medium of Art , STATT FARBE: LICHT Festival Bauhaus/Dessau, (2011) KIBLA / Maribor, Festival Les Accroche-Coeurs/Angers, (2010) TonSpur Ex


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13.06.2015

Audio Guillotine at Sound Art Festiavl in Brno, Slovakien.

come and join us for the performance / installation AUDIO GUILLOTINE in Brno, Slovakien starting 13.06.2015

10.05.2014

Audio Ballerinas on tour

Dear fans and friends, here is the Audio Ballerina plan for May + June in the Berlin area May 30th at 18H Event: BERLIN MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS Place: Neue Heimat, Revaler Str. 99 - Ecke Dirschauer Str. 10245 Berlin–Friedrichshain June 6th at 19 bis 22 H Event : BundesgartenSchau Place: Optikpark-Lichternacht, BUGA Gelände, Rathenow June 7th ab 19:30 Event: "kultur a la carte 2015" Place: Alte Börse Marzahn Zur Alten Börse 77, 12681 Berlin for more information: Benoît Maubrey / DIE AUDIO GRUPPE Baitzer Bahnhofstr.47, 14822 Brück OT Baitz Germany tel: 033841-8265 mobile 0177 349 6354 Berlin: 030-695 49901 e-mail: mail@benoitmaubrey.com http://www.benoitmaubrey.com/ web link: http://www.benoitmaubrey.com/?p=1

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