This workshop including its curriculum, process, and findings are documented extensively in the contribution:

  • Miltiadis, Constantinos, and Gerriet K. Sharma. ‘Beyond the Visual – A Research Curriculum for Explorations in Spatiotemporal Environments’. Journal for Artistic Research, no. 24 (27 September 2021).

Workshop upon invitation by the Polish Association of Architecture Students (OSSA), part of the event “Vision” October 13-21 2018, in Łodz, Poland, with the participation of spatial audio composer and sound artist Gerriet K. Sharma in the first half of the workshop.

Brief: Beyond the Visual
This workshop intends to explore architectural sensibilities beyond the “Visual” that the event title suggests. Starting from acoustic field experiments, participants will be called to analyze the -emergent- sonic dimension of the built environment. Developing an awareness of the essential role that sound plays in our perception and cognition of space, we will experiment with an architectural composition that uses sound objects as building material. Contrary to the conceptual sphere of architecture which excludes such phenomena, we propose an approach intended to deepen the understanding of the non-visual aesthetics embedded in architecture. Introducing readings from various disciplines and working with both temporal and spatial digital media, the workshop intends to experiment with the spatiotemporal production of our lived environments, and eventually develop such prototypes in the virtual reality medium.

“The Aesthetics of Presence in Inconstructible Spaces” I & II, public lectures by Constantinos Miltiadis and Gerriet K. Sharma, in the context of the OSSA event, 20:00 October 15 at EC1, Łodz.

The workshop began with readings and exercises for developing sensibilities on the sonic aspects of spatial cognition and continued with the speculative design of spaces and environments from music. The final project is a 10minute VR experience, of 8 spaces heard in the composition “grrawe”, presented on Saturday, October 10, at the Art Inkubator.

Workshop participants: Kelly Babbar, Aleksandra Bartczak, Rafał Golczyk, Jakub Gondorowicz, Joanna Lipnicka, Karol Wawrzkiewicz and Maja Wrzeszcz.

Workshop tutors: Constantinos Miltiadis & Gerriet K. Sharma
Support: Maja Piechowiak & Ihor Savchenko
Music: grrawe – spatial audio composition for an 8-channel loudspeaker ring by Gerriet K. Sharma
Hardware sponsored by HP

OSSA 2018 Vision, Łodz 13-21.10.2018