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Ed Osborn

sic ! sound in context

6 December 2022 | sic ! artist talk

Pho­tos © Ed Osborn

Longformants : Works in Sound, Site, and Image


6 Dec 2022, 8pm


Liet­zen­burg­er Str. 45
10789 Berlin
3.OG, 315

Ed Osborn presents his work in sound instal­la­tion, video, and per­for­mance, includ­ing site-spe­cif­ic and extend­ed dura­tion pieces. He dis­cuss­es strate­gies for think­ing sys­tem­i­cal­ly in mak­ing work intend­ed to hold atten­tion over long periods.

Ed Osborn works with many forms of elec­tron­ic media includ­ing instal­la­tion, video, sound, and per­for­mance. His works are com­plex res­onat­ing sys­tems which com­bine a clear­ly focused sense of space, aural­i­ty, and motion with a pre­cise econ­o­my of materials. 


He has pre­sent­ed his work at SFMOMA (San Fran­cis­co, CA), the sin­guhr-hör­ga­lerie (Berlin, Ger­many), the Berke­ley Art Muse­um (Berke­ley, CA), Art­space (Syd­ney, Aus­tralia), the Insti­tute of Mod­ern Art (Bris­bane, Aus­tralia), ZKM (Karl­sruhe, Ger­many), Kias­ma (Helsin­ki, Fin­land), Mass­MO­CA (North Adams, MA), the Yale Uni­ver­si­ty Art Gallery (New Haven, CT), and the Son­ic Arts Research Cen­tre (Belfast, North­ern Ire­land). Osborn has received grants from the Guggen­heim Foun­da­tion, the Cre­ative Work Fund, and Arts Inter­na­tion­al, and been award­ed res­i­den­cies from the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Pro­gramme, the Banff Cen­tre for the Arts, Het Apol­lo­huis (Eind­hoven, Nether­lands), STEIM (Ams­ter­dam), and EMPAC (Troy, NY). He has a BA from Wes­leyan Uni­ver­si­ty (Mid­dle­town, CT), an MFA from Mills Col­lege (Oak­land, CA), and is Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor of Visu­al Art and Music at Brown Uni­ver­si­ty (Prov­i­dence, RI).


Pho­to © Ed Osborn