What's the Net Listening to?



Honourable Mention in the Audio Category

Clandestine Infrastructures

by "Hole and Corner" (Dewi de Vree & Donia Jourabchi)

“Hole and Corner” explore the unique atmosphere and the acoustics of places and buildings. The Teufelsberg in Berlin, which served as a listening station during the Cold War, is one of the project’s locations. In their projects, the artists purposefully use technologies that resemble spying methods, and their recordings allow echoes and disturbances within the surroundings to be heard.

When capturing “secret” environmental signals, the artists sometimes use devices both with and without cables, thereby building a bridge between the local acoustics and the wiretapping methods of the past. The particular architecture of the Teufelsberg underscores this phenomenon.

As a result, the chosen location itself regulates the relationship between audible and inaudible, between imaginable and incomprehensible, between conscious and subconscious listening.

In this location, the smallest changes and the transmission of energy and movement are picked up by participants due to the sensitivity of our auditory senses.



Dutch media artist Dewi de Vree (1983) explores sensory experiences through physical experiments in her work. As an expert in visual art, she is particularly interested in the relationship between humans and machines. Her work revolves around translation machines, sound interfaces, presentations, and installations, such as the live-sound performance “Thermokoppel” and the audio-visual piece “Ground”.


Sound artist Donia Jourabchi (1986) creates experimental works and is interested in the relationship between community spirit and particular locations. In her work, she reflects on the context of waves, the materiality of noises, and the articulation of listening within a community. She conducts workshops and performances in the public space, initiates events and installations, and develops electro-acoustic compositions, homemade instruments, and radio art.