A Sound Walk.
transPLANTation explores and penetrates surfaces around Braunschweig Castle. Between guided silence and conscious listening, familiar urban surfaces resound anew in their compositional qualities and temporal dimensions. An acoustic approach to controversial territory. Built by the Duchy of Guelph, the castle was used by the Nazis to train SS officers, destroyed in the Second World War and the remains integrated into a park for many years after the war until 2004, when the city council approved its reconstruction and use as a shopping center. The sound artist La Pesch has intensively explored the castle grounds in several experimental arrangements and makes her explorations tangible.
The sound walk was commissioned by the Allgemeiner Konsumverein für klangstaetten | stadtklaenge – Braunschweig hört sich zu! (curated by Katrinem and Sam Auinger) and guided twice on June 9th and 10th, 2023. The artists Peter Cusack, Elen Flügge, Gabriela Gordillo, Lisa Hall, OR poiesis, Udo Noll, Pratyay Raha, katrinem, Sam Auinger and the HBK sound art class were also part of the exhibition and sound walks.