Christine Schörkhuber (AT)
Christine Schörkhuber’s work is concerned with listening, primarily at the intersection of audio and visual arts and focussed on politicised and collaborative working experiences. Christine realises large scale sound installations in public space, as well as video art, musical composition and silence/noise performances. As a musician she perform under the name Canned Fit, and is also a member of the bands Laster Kanaster, Palovnia and Ratatoeskr.
Living and working as freelance media artist, filmmaker and musician based in Vienna, Christine has served on the board of the IG Kultur OÖsterreich (promoting changes for cultural politics in urban areas), the feminist DIY electronic collective Mz* Baltazars Laboratory (a feminist creative space for hackers and others) and SNIM (the network for improvised music). Christine is the co-founder along with Ulla Rauter and Verena Dürr of the sound art exhibition Klangmanifeste (a ‘listening’ exhibition at the intersection of fine art and contemporary music).
Christine has exhibited and performed for numerous international festival and galleries including Rockbund Museum Shanghai, Paraflows, Tricky Women Vienna, Crossing Europe, El Ninos Consentidos Buenos Aires, Naoussa Filmfestival Greece, Soundart Konfrontationen Nickelsdorf, Forum Stadtpark (Graz), Kunstraum Engländerbau (Lichtenstein), and Pixxelpoint Festival Nova Gorica. Her periods of residency include AIR Krems/Budapest Galleria, CRIR Residency Copenhagen, Acéfalo Festival Chile, cheLA Buenos Aires, and Center for Contemporary Art Warsaw. Christine studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna receiving a first class in Painting and a distinction in Video Installation.
Christine’s newly conceived work Something In The Air seeks to understand language and phonetics through the pure abstraction of a multitude of stacked fan ventilators. Concerned with both the body’s ability to communicate through spoken language, and the ephemeral artifacts of air and pressure produced by this type of action, the work converts a sound file into an electrical circuit resulting in a kind of whispering of wind which the viewer can feel and hear within the immediate space.
Published on 27 Jul 2017