PHOTO: © Außenansicht, Foto: Luca Girardini

Soundshapes - In Between Frequencies

In the organizer's words:

Soundshapes - In Between Fre quencies activates the two entrances of the Gropius Bau with sound works by Kapwani Kiwanga and Janine Jembere. This architectural intervention creates an acoustic connection between the neo-Renaissance style central entrance portal and the step-free entrance. Based on the potential of porosity, the project engages with the monumentality and statics of the building to destablize the separation between inside and outside. Soundshapes - In Between Frequencies was conceived and curated by Julia Grosse and Carolin Köchling.

Kapwani Kiwanga: 500ft

July 31-October 16, 2023

How does architecture control people's physical behavior and mental state? In her sound work 500ft, Kapwani Kiwanga brings together various disciplinary means of built environments and colonial strategies of separation. Using public institutions such as hospitals, prisons, as well as urban spaces, the artist traces how disciplinary architectures have been created and evolved across different times and geographies. A recurring motif is the design of interior space in response to the outside, in an effort to control human behavior and nature. The title of the work refers to the minimum distance between the territories of local inhabitants and those of European settlers in the French colonies, established in the International Conference on Colonial Urbanism (Paris, 1931).

Janine Jembere: endurance - a sound shower

October 18, 2023 to January 1, 2024

For Soundshapes - In Between Frequencies, artist Janine Jembere is developing a sonic embrace, a shower of words in as many languages as possible.

"The words I've been told echo in my head until I start telling them to myself. To find the strength to rebel, to fight and to endure, I need these words to feed my anger and my love. These are the words I need to hear, these are the words I want you to hear."
- Janine Jembere

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Price information:

Admission free


Gropius Bau Niederkirchnerstr. 7 10963 Berlin

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