Sound Department Colloquium Series: Jens Brand

Thursday, March 12, 4:15 p.m.5:45 p.m.
112 S. Michigan
Room 522
United States
A mosaic tiled ceiling is shown with an iron chandelier.
The Sound Department Colloquium Series is a weekly series of presentations by the department's visiting artists and scholars, faculty, graduate students and invited guests. The lecture on February 26 will feature visiting artist Jens Brand. 
Jens Brand, born 1968 in Dortmund, studied visual arts in Münster, Germany and lives and
works as a composer, musician, visual & audiovisual artist in Berlin, Germany. Although
educated in visual arts he soon started to confuse and cross the borders between being a
composer and a visual artist. Most of his Installations contain sound and most of his sound-works
and compositions consider the image to be as important as the audio-information. A tendency in
his work is for any given piece to be either very simple and meaningless or else a very
complicated mess that involves everything and everyone. His pieces can appear as concerts,
performances or site specific installations. Recent works have ended up being mixtures of these
genres, developed as logical and absurd games between the audience and the artist. His
experiments with everything that can be considered to be art are not supposed to establish a
belief or truth, but try to offer a fruitful soil for research, communication and progressive failure.
Also teaching in the art school of Kassel, Germany he picks up his (random) believe that art can
not be called into existence but happens by accident only, and tries to teach entropy.