Towards the Expanded Field 
experimental and interdisciplinary approaches to immaterial spatiotemporal environments

Lectures, Performances & Exhibition
7-9 of March 2018
Venue: Haus der Architektur, Mariahilferstraße 2, A-8020 Graz

Virtual reality and spatial audio technologies bring about a new paradigm in the fields of architecture and music. While defying classification, works developed in these media extend our spatial and auditory sensibilities beyond what is perceivable in the physical world. Can we regard them however as architecture and music, or are they foreign to their origins?
Architect Constantinos Miltiadis and composer and sound artist Gerriet K. Sharma will present their investigations and exhibit works on virtual navigable environments and sculptural spatial audio. The event intends to initiate a discussion on the nature of such explorations, in parallel to the nature and future of music and architecture in the expanded field.

Keynote lectures

Constantinos Miltiadis – The Architectural Continuum: science, technology, art, choropoietic media and spatial aesthetics


March 7
6 pm Opening presentations
Constantinos Miltiadis: The architectural continuum
Gerriet K. Sharma: Spatial practices in contemporary loudspeaker music
Stephan Günzel: On spatiality
8:30 pm VR exhibition opening
March 8
10 am Reading group

Rosalind Krauss “Sculpture in the Expanded Field.” October 8 (1979)
6 pm Spatial audio and VR performances
Antonia Manhartsberger: [modus vertiginis]
Paul Wolff: 1500
Valentin Moser: Chronicles
Lukas Gosch: Awakening
Philip Sattler: Library of the Absurd
March 9
6:30pm Closing presentation
7:30 pm Performance
Gerriet K. Sharma: “gleAM” sound sculpture for BESSY II VSR and IKO

Constantinos Miltiadis is an architect and computational designer, currently an assistant professor at the Institute of Architecture and Media of TU Graz. His research and teachings are focused on the architectural qualities and aesthetic potential of virtual navigable environments.

Gerriet K. Sharma is a composer and sound artist, currently an artistic researcher in the OSIL project at the Institute of Electronic Music and Acoustics of KU Graz and Edgard Varèse guest-professor at TU Berlin. His work is focused on sculptural composition in complex loudspeaker environments and space as a cultural key concept in the now.

with the participation of: Prof. Stephan Günzel (BTK Berlin), Antonia Manhartsberger and Paul Wolff (IEM KUG), Philip Sattler, Valentin Moster and Lukas Gosch (IAM TU Graz)

concept & organisation: Constantinos Miltiadis

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Thanks to the Haus der Architektur, The Institute of Architecture and Media TU Graz, and the Deanery of the Faculty of Architecture of TU Graz for their support.