Lendl Barcelos, Valentina Desideri, Myriam Lefkowitz, Infinite Ear: Contingent Studies in Sensing Sound

La Piscine, first edition at Leclerc swimming pool in Pantin, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, October 2015, photo: Laëtitia Striffling

Curated by Council (Grégory Castéra en Sandra Terdjman)

Workshop and poster

Lendl Barcelos, Valentina Desideri and Myriam Lefkowitz collect historical and contemporary sensing practices that make it possible to extend our perception of sound and sense-making. The collection is a mixture of artistic, therapeutic, musical, conceptual and poetic practices, pre-existing and newly invented, including work and research made for the exhibition Infinite Ear (2016).

Gathered as scores and instructions, these practices are shared during Cure Park in a workshop by Lendl Barcelos and in a poster designed by Goda Budvytyte. The poster is composed of 16 detachable cards with instructions extracted from the collection, including scores inspired by Pauline Oliveiros and Lisa Nelson. The poster is distributed for free during the workshop.

The four-hour workshop moves through the space of Cure Park in different configurations of communal and individual exercises so as to feel listening as therapy, listening as dreaming, listening as reading futures, and listening as music.

Infinite Ear: Contingent Studies in Sensing Sound is curated by Council in the frame of TACET, an inquiry that investigates situations dedicated to experiment Deaf knowledge and the transformation of hearing. Started in 2013 in the context of Sharjah Biennial 11 (U.A.E) in collaboration with Tarek Atoui, TACET developed into an exhibition called ‘Infinite Ear’ in 2016 at Bergen Assembly (Norway). The next iteration of ‘Infinite Ear’ will take place at Garage (Russia) in Summer 2018. More information: www.houseofcouncil.org

Lendl Barcelos (GB, 1987) is a PhD candidate in sonic abstraction at Kingston University, London, and is part of Asounder & the collaborative artist 0[rphan]D[rift>]. Valentina Desideri (IT, 1982) is an artist based in Amsterdam. She was trained in contemporary dance at the Laban Centre in London  and did a Master in Fine Arts at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Myriam Lefkowitz (FR, 1980) is a performance artist based in Paris. Since 2010, her research has been focused on questions of attention and perception. Council (Grégory Castéra en Sandra Terdjman) is an institution that researches, produces and supports artists and projects that endeavour to renew the representation of societal issues. Current inquiries focus on Deaf Knowledge and the transformation of hearing (TACET, 2013-ongoing).


Friday June 9 and Sunday June 11 from 2 pm until 6 pm.

The workshop is limited to 25 participants. The participants  should wear comfortable clothes and bring a blanket. Other materials will be provided.

Start: Care Center, sign up at info@curepark.nl