"The audience can follow a course through various rooms where different stages of sound-thinking, over sound-hearing, towards sound-listening can be perceived and investigated. The final goal is an audience that explores their active listening. The listener will reflect on their position in the act of listening, on what physical and mental activities does she or he process, and ultimately on the paradigm of self-performance. The House of Ear is the sonic equivalence of a detox diet: a workshop of selfcaring by using your ears. Foucault’s notion of Care of the self, as well as Instagram’s cucumber slice pictures with hashtags such as #selfcare, #selfcaresunday and #metime, meet aesthetic expression. All with a little bit of irony, but serious at the same time."
Curated by David Helbich
Concept by David Helbich & Joris Blanckaert
Anna Jalving, Simone Basani, Warde Ginneberge, Hugo Ranilla, Anne Zeuwts, Mar Sala Romagosa, Joanneke Jouwsma, Sara Mendez, Heike Langsdorf, Clara Lévy, Joris Blanckaert, David Helbich