Jutta Ravenna

Jutta Ravenna

Born 1960 in Düsseldorf, Germany, Ravenna studied visual arts and music in Düsseldorf and Berlin. As sound-artist, she works with visual and acoustical objéts trouvés. On the border between visual art and music, she researches intermodal perceptional qualities between acoustics and visual themes, mostly with site-specific installations. Since 1994 examples of works in lakes, abandoned shipyards, a gelatine-factory, old churches and monasteries, radio stations and universities. Several shows in Germany and abroad, among others: Filmfestival Sao Paulo, Goethe Center Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Soundtower St. Pölten, Festival for Music and Light Berlin, singuhr audio-gallery Berlin, Villa Contarini Padua, Deutsche Telekom Berlin, Akademie der Künste Berlin. Ravenna is co-founder of the events "Klangkunst im Dialog" and curator of the festival "Sonifications" 2017 at Berlin Society of New Music.(view: audible-data-streams.com)

Exhibitions (read more)


2019     A Piece of War - Sound sculpture, 5 loudspeaker vehicles on the walls, ceiling and ground, Video-Loop,

               ventilator, zinc bucket, hospital bed, foto, text. Project Auditive Memory - Sonomemo, Errant Sound, Berlin 2019

2019     Listen to Bolivia - site specific Sound Installation for four directions of an acoustic compass, Goethe Center 

               Santa Cruz, Bolivia

2019      Vox Humana in the Sahara, Sound Performance for amplified solo voice from a subterrestial speaker covered with soil,

               Tissardmine, Maroc

2019     A Piece of Dirt - Sound - Performance - Installation for Water, Sound and Dirt from 7 subterrestial loudspeakers in an      

               abandonned Military Building, Biennale Urbana, Venedig

2018     Data Prayer,  acoustic incense burner of binary code with pendulum loudspeaker, Festival DIGITALE – Digital Gods -

               Düsseldorf,  supported by the Musikfonds

2017     SesamSesam,  Dancing Sound – Conducting Data, Sonification of WLAN-Traffic, Festival Sonifications –

               audible data streams, Berlin Society of New Music, Villa Elisabeth Berlin

2015      Pulsating Patio (Field 1 + 2), two space located soundinstallations in public space, Festival Heroines of Sound

2014      Rotation The complexity of different points of sound observation in a space, room prepared with Leslie Speakers, 

                 AUSLAND Berlin (view: https://edoc.hu-berlin.de/handle/18452/7550)

2014      Vox Humana,  Soundperformance for amplified solo voice from a subterranean speaker covered

                 with soil, AUSLAND Berlin (view: http://ausland-berlin.de/jutta-ravenna)

2013       Speakers' Corner, nominated for QUBIT-Festival New York City

2013       Emphatic Chairs,  quEAR Audio Festival in Berlin

2012       Cluster, audio-visual cluster made of public address speakers integrated into the urban architecture, Blurred Edges, 

                  Festival of Contemporary Music  Hamburg

2010       Speakers' Corner, interactive sound sculpture in public space at Netzwerk KLANG, Hamburg  and

                  Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Berlin

2004       Wing Beat, loudspeakers in the vegetal fur of the museum's façade, Märkisches Museum Berlin, as part of the

                  Festival Starlings in Berlin

2002        Emphatic Chairs , Deutsche Telekom Berlin, 4 sounding domed hair dryers with loudspeakers and vibrating seats

2001        Nail-Music, film-soundtrack in collaboration with Antal Lux, Sao-Paulo-Film-Festival

2000        Electronics goes green?, sound-sculpture, sonification of living plants, data in cooperation with

                    Fraunhofer Institute Berlin

1999        The 9th Column, interactive sounding column made from computer-mainboards, Sound Gallery of Radio Free Berlin

1999        Binär, interactive data-sound-sphere with photo cells, Klangturm St. Pölten

1998        Data-Sound-Window, Field 4,   first permanently installed sound-sculpture, integrated into the architecture of

                   the university-building, Sonification Project of audible data-streams, Electronic Studio of the Technical University Berlin

                   view:  http://www.ak.tu-berlin.de/studio

1998        Data-Audio-Walk, Field 4, indoor and outdoor, International Congress of Mathematicians, Technical University Berlin

1997        Chipmusic, interactive wall of mainboards and sound, Berlin-Padua-Wien

1996        Data-Sound-Window, Field 3, Festival Music and Light, Parochialkirche,  Berlin Society of New Music,

                   Sonification of daylight

1996        Data-Sound-Column, Field 1, Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin

1996        Data-Sound-Column, Field 2, Berliner Künstlerförderung

1996        10n Operations in 10 Hours for the Security of a City, interactive Data-Sound-Window, (Field 3), sound-art festival

                   Sonambiente at singuhr-hoergalerie Berlin, Location-dependent densification 2

1996        Data-Sound-Window, Field 2, Petri-Chapel Brandenburg Cathedral

1995        Data-Sound-Window, Field 1,  Brandenburg Cathedral

1994          Noah's Ark, Music Festival Brandenburg, acoustic simulation of a rising water line in an old shipyard

1994          QuietNoises, Field 3 , sound installation in an abandoned gelatine factory (VEB Gelatinewerk), Brandenburg

1994          QuietNoises, Field 2 , sound installation with floating sound-buoys, installed on Rangsdorfer Lake, near Berlin

1994          QuietNoises, Field 1, interactive sound installation with extremely soft high-frequency insect sounds,

                    which are hidden in a tree trunk, density controlled by ultrasonic-sensors, location-dependent densification 1,

                    University of Fine Arts Berlin, Location-dependent densification 1

1994           Perpetual Glissandi, Concert for seven domed hair dryers, Irrton-Festival Berlin

1992         Polyphonic Trash Theater, Concert for vacuum cleaners and Fluxus-Performance, BKA Berlin,

                   Reihe Unerhörte Musik 

1989           Sounding Wheel, Academy of Fine Arts, Berlin