Artists in residence - Meet the artists
Laure Boer & Yan Cheng
At the end of September, Sound Art Lab's first artists in residence moved into the restored premises of the former B&O administration building. Here they have the opportunity to focus intensely on their artistic cooperation during the next 3 months
Read more about the artists here:
Laure Boer is a multi-instrumentalist based in Berlin. Her music is inspired by noise and traditional folk music. Her performances are hypnotic improvisations around traditional instruments, odd percussions and sometimes a voice, singing or reciting in her native French; a vibrant universe that is both vulnerable and brutal.
In fall 2019 she did a 2 month residency in Manila, Philippines, organized by CTM Festival, Goethe-Institut, Nusasonic and Musicboard Berlin. She performed at the WSK Festival in Manila. In January 2020 she was resident at Amplify Berlin, ACUD, with Rabih Beaini as mentor.
Artist Yan Cheng (GB/HK) creates work at the intersection of art and science, with a particular interest in the relationship between humans and non-humans. Through researching the entomologies of the insect kingdom he entangles social, natural and cultural environments; staging events for the performance of nature, using sound as a main artistic medium. His installations centre around performativity as space for transdisciplinary biologies, technologies, evolution and chance happenings. These enactments become a metaphor for collective communication and interspecies coexistence. He lives and works in London, England.
Chang received an MA in Art & Science from Central Saint Martins. Cheng was a 2017 resident at Cité Internationale des Arts Paris and a 2014 resident at Residency Unlimited New York.
Meet Yan Cheng & Laure at Lyttaften on October 26 at 7pm here at Sound Art Lab.
Learn more about their collaboration and get a preview on some of the
artistic experiments they are working on.
During their stay at Sound Art Lab, Yan and Laure have visited the Music Conservatory in Aarhus and the Jutland Academy of Art, where they have conducted workshops, held an artist talk and performanced for the students.
Performance setup including home-built instruments, light sensors, monochord, loop station and terrarium with beetles.
Terrariums for the non-human collaborators. The interior is gathered in the local nature in and around Struer.
During the residency, the artists live and work in Struer, with access to SAL's sound studios, workshops and facilities. The artists also have access to SALs network of sound sound professionals who work in and around Sound Art Lab, in Sound Hub Denmark and throughout Struer, Lydens By.
The artists have been selected by SAL's residency committee through an Open Call which received 146 applications.
Sound Art Labs (SAL) residency 2021 is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.