¬ Banu Çiçek Tülü
The soundwalk conceived of and conducted by Banu Çiçek Tülü focus on listening. Participants are invited to explore the sounds and their social and cultural context. At the same time, the participants will focus on their aural history and possibly change their perception of sound in everyday life.
“We will walk and listen to our environment very carefully. We will listen to any sound; near and far from us, continuous and discontinuous, in the foreground and in the background, sounds that we like and noises that we don’t like.“
Banu Çiçek Tülü considers soundwalks as a transdisciplinary research tool in urban space. Working with sound requires understanding the emotional and behavioral experiences of the space. In this kind of artistic research sound creates possibilities to perceive our surroundings through senses. From an audible perspective, the qualities of things beyond the dimension of the visible can be observed. The body is the tool that helps to understand the environment; the act of participation in a soundwalk can be seen as examples of collective sensory aural training.
Sonic activation in public space
5 December, 2021
Banu Çiçek Tülü is a Berlin-based artist, researcher and DJ with a background in urban design originally from south-east Turkey. Her ideas and research are based primarily in sound and sonic methodologies. Her practice-based artistic approach involves participation, social design, ecology, feminist and queer theory and draws on the artistic, cultural and political imagination as a tool for social change. The process of artistic production is key to her work, which is presented predominantly as multi-channel video and sound installations, sculptural elements and diverse other objects.
Her recent fellowships include IdeasCity, New Orleans/USA, an initiative of The New Museum, New York/USA (2019), Sound of Our Cities, Roeselare/Belgium, organized by Idensitat/Spain with the Creative Europe Program (2020) and the Ankara Queer Art Residency (2021) organized by Kaos GL (Ankara/Turkey) and supported by SAHA Association (Istanbul/Turkey).