Robert Stokowy is an artist, composer & artistic researcher from Cologne, Germany. His works are experimental compositions, text-based interventions, audiovisual performances and (radical site-specific) installations. All projects are framed by an overarching artistic research process, focussing on inner structural characteristics of sonic environments. With his work the artist wants to explore the epistemic and creative potentiality of his sonic surroundings. His aim is to give access, to experience new perspectives in our environment, by exploring the potentiality of sonic and visual structures in our urban surroundings. Emphasis is put on the aspect of the audible visuals as well as visual potential of sound. Using an interdisciplinary approach, his works investigate modes and possibilities of sonic accessibility. In short sound is used as a tool to understand one’s environment and the human condition.

picture: Meg Bridge

picture: Meg Bridge

Exhibitions:

2019

structures [albuquerque] - 8 radical site-specific sound installations, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Self-Crossing - two prints for Open Press Project Exhibition at KGW, Cologne, Germany
She Wears Yesterday’s News - w/ STUDIO HEOMUGEOTO at Retramp Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Phenomenology of Darkness - w/ STUDIO HEOMUGEOTO at Peresveto Gallery, Moscow, Russia Phenomenology of Darkness - w/ STUDIO HEOMUGEOTO at 2,04 Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia Phenomenology of Darkness - w/ STUDIO HEOMUGEOTO at Black Hole, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Transient Skin - exhibition with STUDIO HEOMUGEOTO at Zönotéka, Berlin, Germany

2018

reciprocal structures - Installation at Mana Contemporary, as part of Art Basel Miami, Miami, FL, USA structures [ miami ] - Piece at The Bass Museum, Miami FL, USA structures [ miami ] - Piece at Perez Art Museum, Miami FL, USA
structures [ berlin ] - radically site-specific sound installation, Galerie im Saalbau, Berlin, Germany
structures [ minneapolis ] - Piece at Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA
structures [ minneapolis ] - seven performative sound installations published in book format, Minneapolis, MN, USA 

2017

structures [ mdina ] - Mdina Biennale 2017-2018 at the Cathedral Museum, Mdina, Malta
structures [ tübingen ] - Generate!° Festival for Electronic Arts at Shedhalle, Tübingen
structures [ siegen ] - Museum for Contemporary Art, Siegen
vertical sounds   I   structures [ bernau ] - Wasserturm, Bernau
Integrated Structure - Small Water Reservoir, Berlin

2016

[ marks ] - Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne
Obicere - Holstentor, Luebeck
Klang Tour 2016 - Germany
Pretrospective (Werkschau) - Ujeongguk Galerie, Seoul
Small Sound Installation Series - Berlin, Cologne, Seoul, Tokyo
CONCRETE [kõˈkrɛt] - Bunker k101, Cologne
Pier To Pier - Badeschiff - Arena Berlin, Berlin

2015

[ p ] - Kölner Graphikwerkstatt, Cologne

Performances:

2019

The Lessening - three radically reduced sound compositions; at Corpus Arts, Albuquerque, NM, USA

Under the Suns of Death - with Studio Heomugeoto (Gayageum, Fixed Media), Retramp Gallery, Berlin elegy to the beginning of friends’ goodbyes - at 2,04 Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

elegy to the beginning of friends’ goodbyes - at Peresveto Gallery, Moscow, Russia elegy to the beginning of friends’ goodbyes - at 2,04 Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia elegy to the beginning of friends’ goodbyes & untitled (drone study) - at Black Hole, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Under the Sons of Death - with Studio Heomugeoto (Tape Machine, Fixed Media), ACUD Macht Neu, Berlin

2018

Under the Sons of Death - with Studio Heomugeoto, Spektrum, Berlin, Germany

elegy to the beginning of friends’ goodbyes - at Mana Contemporary (as part of Art Basel Miami), Miami, FL, USA SoundArt Festival - performance at WDR3 Studio, Cologne, Germany
elegy to the beginning of friends’ goodbyes (2018 - german premier)
untitled (2018) - drone study (premier)
planar piece (2018 - premier)

coffee rings (2018) - performance at SinusTon Festival (As part of Ambitus. Art and Music Today) , Magdeburg, Germany
Electronic Orchestra Charlottenburg - 9 modular synthesizers performers

coffee rings (2018) - performance CFA Downtown Studio, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Alan Zimmerman - Percussion
Robert Stokowy - Fixed Composition & speakers

seoul music (2017) & tiergarten (2018) - performance at Eat My Words Bookstore, Minneapolis, MN, USA

coffee rings (2018) - performance by RenegadeEnsemble , Minneapolis, MN, USA
Joshua Weinberg - Flutes
Michael Betz - Synthesizer
Matt Clark - Electronics & Drum

marks & untitled piece (2018) - concert at Kitty Cat Klub, Minneapolis, MN, USA

2017

untitled piece (berlin) (2017) & untitled piece (seoul) (2016-2017) - concert at Korean Culture Institute Pavillon, Berlin
Perspectives on Artistic Research - concert with Andrew Simon Miller at Spektrum, Berlin
marks - concert for four speakers for Inter-#8 at Stereo, Glasgow

2016

MASCHINE I BAND   performance with burgund t brandt and Schmitt at Slaughterhouse, Berlin (as Schmidt)

Compositions / Scores:

2019

blodgett - performance piece for ensemble
it’s a drag - performance for 8 performers & 30-40 objects
Birthday Performance Series - 31 concept art pieces
CRPRT (Civil Reinforcement Patriotism Resistance Training) - for 3-6 percussionists
good players on bad pianos - improvisation piece for solo performer

2018

Car Radio Piece - performative piece for solo driver & car radio (AM/FM)
De Mystification of Cheonhwangbong - fixed composition & solo performer (gayageum)
Water Piece - text-based score for in-situ solo performance
Soil - performative piece for 6-90 amplified electric guitars/basses

2017

coffee rings - visual score for solo performer or ensemble
Call for Player - piece for piano, solo performer & phones
Travel Score - visual score for cognitive in-situ solo performance
Favorite Bands - Text-based score for media manipulation
Conceptual Piece Series - five text-based performative scores for solo & group actions

Publications:

2019

structures [ albuquerque ] - 7 performative sound installations - book, self-published, Albuquerque, NM, USA  
taciturn - book of monotype prints, self-published, Berlin, Germany  

2018

Tar Drops - book of photography, self-published, Berlin, Germany   structures [ miami ] - seven performative sound installations - book, self-published, Miami, FL, USA                             structures [ minneapolis ] - seven performative sound installations - book, self-published, Minneapolis, MN, USA

2017

Bill Fontana’s Distant Trains - A Documentation Of An Acoustic Relocation
for Organised Sound - International Journal of Music & Technology (Volume 22 - Issue 1 - Context-based Composition)

Talks:

2019

Book Presentation at Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Artist Talk at University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, USA
Artist Talk at 2,04 Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
Artist Talk at Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Artist Talk at British Higher School of Art & Design, Moscow, Russia
Artist Talk at Black Hole, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

2018

Artist Talk at Miami International University of Art & Design, Miami, USA
Artist Talk at Bookworks, Minneapolis, MN, USA

2017

Artist Talk at Generate!° Festival in Tübingen
Invited artist talk at takt Kunstraum in Berlin

2016

Interview with Bill Fontana for Bill Fontana "Distant Trains and other works" as part of die Reihe. Contributions to auditory art and culture 

die Reihe is an event series of the Audio Communication Group at Technical University Berlin and the Master’s program Sound Studies at the Berlin Career College at Berlin University of the Arts. (Source: www.udk-berlin.de)

 

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