Walking in Cinematic Close-Ups – JULY 2023

Dynamische Akustische Forschung, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Lenbachhaus München, eds.

As a class at the Academy of Fine Arts in Nuremberg and Munich and now a free collective, DAF explores contemporary and historical sound practices that emerge outside of purely musical contexts. For DAF, sound is an unstable material, which allows it to be as much sculptural as it is time based. This book is a collection of previous projects as well as a composition in its own right. It was put together to encourage the appreciation of sound as an exploration of reality from various social, personal, and cultural perspectives. The reality of sound is, after all, everything that reflects and bounces off, and is constructed and filtered by people and objects, and people in relation to each other and to objects. Thus sound is not what we think, but what we live through and what lives through us.

Walking in Cinematic Close-Ups. Edited by Dynamische Akustische Forschung (DAF), Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Lenbachhaus München. With contributions by Dynamische Akustische Forschung, Jan St. Werner, Patricia Reed, Mary Stuart Hill, Andy Graydon, Thomas Raab, and Marc Matter. Design by Paul Wick



17 x 24 cm

234 pages

Black-and-white images

Thread-bound, open spine





Forthcoming in Summer 2023