By incorporating the perceptual level of deaf people, digital artists and DJs use real-time visualizations to expand house and techno music into moving images and fluid structures. Consisting of a four-part series of audiovisual events in Frankfurt’s barrier-free Café Sinn&Wandel, the project developed by musician Désirée Hall challenges social boundaries through an artistic-media approach and creates a special platform for the culture of the deaf and the hearing.
“A large number of young people experience and live through questions of identity, relationship and belonging in club culture spaces from which deaf people are often excluded. With its outstanding and innovative approach, the project enables deaf and hearing people to experience everyday culture and leisure activities together, especially in the politically underestimated cultural space of electronic music,” says the jury.
3 Questions to…Désirée Hall initiator of 4.0 | An audiovisual installation for deaf and hearing people – Café Sinn&Wandel
In a combination of electronic music and digital art, this project organizes audiovisual DJ events for deaf and hearing people inFrankfurt in the barrier-free Café Sinn&Wandel.
We will use the funding for the development and realization of the audiovisual installation, which will be designed by different digital artists and DJs as a team within a four-part event series. A large part of the prize money will go towards their fees. This is a highly demanding and elaborate work: techno and house music are expanded into fluid structures and moving images through real-time visualizations, taking into account the heterogeneous perception of deaf and hearing people. Café Sinn&Wandel offers an environment in which is inclusive and diverse and a space where the two groups of visitors to the event series can meet.
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