Mäanderungen - lime lab piece exhibition and broadcast

Mäanderungen - Feldforschung

Mäanderungen - Acoustical surveys of the city is a piece by Nayarí Castillo, Reni Hofmüller, Miriam Raggam, Hanns Holger Rutz, that won the third lime_lab prize for experimental radio. The piece will be exhibited as part of the accompanying programme of festival Steirischer Herbst at the new lab space Reagenz, Morellenfeldgasse 11, Graz, as well as broadcast on ORF Steiermark.

  • Opening exhibition 23.9., 12:00
  • Exibition 23.9.–14.10.
  • Initial broadcast 24.9., 23:03–24:00

The spatial design of a city seems to dictate who moves around in it and how. Mäanderungen (“meanderings”) is an acoustic suggestion for developing alternative forms—in real, physical space; in electronic, radiophonic space; and in the imagination. Meanders are created by friction, by the sensing of irregularities, between depth and surface, in motion. The exploratory process developed by the temporary production collective corresponds to a form of walking, being and moving in the city that arises in the here and now, free from purpose, and that is individual, subjective, and inquiring. Peculiar views of the urban space are made possible—unusual, temporary units of measurement introduced. Part of the material created is based upon an interpretation of different spatial realities such as facades or gaps. They are photographed, drawn, captured by sensors or pressure and combined with text fragments to create a composition that manifests both as a radio drama and in the form of a spatial installation. The translation process is driven mainly by an algorithmic generator that is constantly allowing new coincidences.