Lobau Listening Comprehensions (LLC) is a site-specific, acoustic investigation of the
Lobau, the Vienna Danube floodplains, by Julia Grillmayr, Christina Gruber and Sophia Rut. This investigation includes
personal experiences, ecological conditions, more-than-human voices, current political
negotiations as well as historical events.
We work with sound from
different perspectives and through different practices: collective
listening, oral histories, acoustic ecology, science communication. In
doing so, our respective disciplines (cultural studies, journalism,
social ecology, environmental history, freshwater ecology, artistic
research) intertwine to create a multi-layered portrait of the Lobau.
this end and in collaboration with the artists Aaron Kimmig and
CarMiña Tarilonte Rodríguez
, we develop the cyborg GERTI, a modular and mutable entity
with which we collaborate to play and interact with the collected sounds. GERTI is a means, a
method, a mentor and a mixing machine.
LLC is supported by an INTRA stipend of the University of Applied Arts as well as the Theodor Körner Fonds.
Hier ist eine Projektbeschreibung auf Deutsch.
Foto: Leon Höllhumer