We are continuing our cooperation with the Contemporary Art Foundation In Situ and we are jointly inviting international artists to come to Sokołowsko for a residency or study visit. A-i-R Sanatorium of Sound is a residency project for composers, improvisers and sound artists and it was launched by In Situ last year. Artists usually present their works, installations and compositions during Sanatorium of Sound Festival in Sokołowsko.
Last year the cooperation between the Contemporary Art Foundation In Situ and Artist In Residence Programme AIR Wro resulted in inviting eight artists working in the field of sound art, new media and performance (i.e. Martin Howse, Keith Rowe, Mario de Vega and Alessandro Bosetti).
A-i-R Sanatorium of Sound 2018 will kick off with a residency of Ryoko Akama – sound artist, composer and performer from Japan. Akama started her project with a study visit in Sokołowsko in May this year and she will continue her work until the second part of August, when her sound installation will be presented during the fourth edition of Sanatorium of Sound Festival.
Ryoko Akama is a sound artist/composer/performer, who approaches listening situations that magnify silence, time and space and offer quiet temporal/spatial experiences. Her sound works employ small and fragile objects such as paper balloons and glass bottles, creating tiny occurrences that embody ‘almost nothing’ aesthetics. She composes text events and performs a diversity of alternative scores in collaboration with international artists. She runs melange edition label, amespace and co-edits.