The award, one of the most renowned international programmess for artists, will enable Karen Power to take up residency in Berlin during 2015/16 to complete a major body of new work.
Taking her ideas from the exploration of recording hidden infra-sound and ultra-sound, she will spend time discovering and exploring unknown sources of sonic material in Berlin, producing a new body of work in the form of compositions, sound installations and improvisations. Karen Power explains:
“I aim to utilise full-spectrum sonic materials, which are recorded beneath the city – within its old buildings, tunnels and new artistic sites – and along the great river Spree towards the City’s outer rims and into the rural surrounding wetlands and nature reserves all the way down to Spreewald (Spree Forest), which is a protected UNESCO biosphere beginning in Lübben.”
Open to artists in the fields of visual arts, literature, music and film, the Artists-in-Berlin Program, Berliner Künstlerprogramm awards 20 grants each year to international artists for a one year stay in Berlin. The programme is running for over 40 years and previous recipients include Irish composers Frank Corcoran (1980) and Jennifer Walshe (2004).
Further information: www.berliner-kuenstlerprogramm.de