rubén d´hers

Rubén D’Hers (Venezuela). Lives and works in Berlin.

Acoustic guitars, zithers, piano strings, black cable, stones, hanging motors, pliers, waving cords, bird feathers, cages & refrigerators parts are some of the elements he uses to create sound works at the intersection between music and sound installation.

Through acoustic means, he produces chord based compositions that once installed in space operate from the notion of verticality, the static and the non-narrative, to focus on spatiality. His recent work approaches the ubiquitous, stationary and imperceptible character of sounds from interior spaces related to ventilation, cooling & heating systems, both to unveil their potential as found musical material while inquiring into the representational qualities of sound produced by acoustic means.

His work has been exhibited and performed at venues like Funkhaus Berlin, Centro Cultural Metropolitano Quito (EC), Artica Svalbard (NO), Interstice - Rencontres des Inclassables (FR) Klangraum Krems (AT),  Heart of Noise Festival and Donau Festival (AT), Le Bon Accueill (FR), The Empty Gallery (HK), City Sonic Sound Art Festival (BE), Kunsthaus Bregenz (AT), Kontejner (HR), Netwerk Center for Contemporary Arts (BE), Oficina #1 (VE), ZKM Karlsruhe (DE), Neues Museum Weimar (DE), SeaM Weimar (DE) & LAB 30 (DE).

He holds an MFA in Sound Studies at the Berlin University of Arts, a BFA in Media Art & Design at the Bauhaus University Weimar.


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Stiftung Kunstfonds Stipend 2020. 

Upcoming: Workshop. "Where is that sound coming from?" ARTICA Svalbard /ACMF. 09.02.19

Residency at Villa Sträuli, swizerland. 15-02.2019

Performing at Giegling at Funkhaus Berlin: Gegen Die Schwerkraft, 05.10.19

 Arctica Svalbard. Longyearbyen, 06 - 09.06.2019

Review- Bolero Transparente by Brian Olewnick

Review - Bolero Transparente by TJ Norris at Toneshift 

Concert series: Siganling Distances : Alternative paradigms in radiophonic performance. Cashmere Radio (as curator) 01.04 - 20.07.2019

Performing at Funkhaus Berlin, Nalepastrße 18. Giegling at Funkhaus . 03.03.2018

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) Grants & Commissions 2018. Centro Cultural Metropolitano. Quito, Ecuador. 06.10.2018

Festival ]interstice[ 13. Caen. Normandy, France - 9 - 20.05.2018

Recherchestipendium Bildende Kunst 2017 - Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa - Berlin.

Music for feature film. Jasminez del Lídice. Dir. Rubén Sierra Salles, Cine Cercano, Tumbarrancho Films, MX -VE. 2017

Solo exhibition. Le Bon Accueil,. 20.02.2017. Rennes, France

Concert. Autres Mesures - festival de musique contemporaine in situ 22.01.2017, Rennes.

"Sound observations of indoor space 1- 2016" at Sol Calero´s “La Sauna Caliente” 22.10.2016 - 15.01.2017, Kunsthaus Bregenz, Austria.

City Sonic Sound Art Festival ,Transcultures - Centre Interdisciplinaire des cultures numériques et sonores,  14.09 - 25.09.2016, Mons, Belgium.

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