Ernst Karel

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Chidambaram aether: Amplified mantras and temple bells
Ernst Karel, 1996/2017
Stereo audio installation, 77 minutes
The World is Sound, 16 June 2017 - 8 January 2018
Rubin Museum, New York


Teri Rueb and Ernst Karel, 2017
Stereo headphone/GPS listening walk for the Back Bay Fens
Ongoing public project, available via free download for Android or iOS
Originally part of Listen Hear: The Art of Sound
Back Bay Fens, across the street from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston


Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel, 2017
6-channel audio installation, 41 minutes
Listen Hear: The Art of Sound, 8 March - 5 Sept 2017, Fridays only
Calderwood Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston


Ah humanity!
Ernst Karel, Véréna Paravel, and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, 2015
Four-channel audio, single-channel video installation, 23 minutes
Nuit Blanche, Paris, 2 October 2015 [video documentation]
Work Gallery, Ann Arbor Film Festival, 15 March - 1 April 2016
Sensefield: Experimental ethnography, Taipei, Taiwan, 6-15 Oct 2017


Single Stream
Pawel Wojtasik, Toby Kim Lee, and Ernst Karel, 2013
Installation version: 50' x 8' image, four horizontal audio channels
Museum of the Moving Image, July-November 2013
Queens, New York


Hourly Directional
Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel, 2014
Quadraphonic sound installation, 77 minutes
MIT List Visual Arts Center, 7 February - 6 April 2014
Cambridge, Massachusetts


Hourly Directional Sound Recordings, January, Arizonan Sonoran Desert
Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel, 2012
Quadraphonic sound installation, 77 minutes
30th Sao Paulo Bienal: The Imminence of Poetics, 7 September - 9 December 2012
Sao Paulo, Brazil


Materials Recovery Facility
Ernst Karel, 2012
Parabol, 12 June - 26 July 2015
Stiftelsen 3,14 International Contemporary Art Foundation
Bergen, Norway


Maps of parallels 41°N and 49°N at a scale of ten seconds to one degree
Helen Mirra and Ernst Karel, 2002
Dual mono sound installation, 360 seconds
Culturgest, 7 June - 14 September 2014
Lisbon, Portugal


Fern Room
Ernst Karel, 2001
Quadraphonic sound installation
Experimental Sound Studio's Florasonic 2014: Retrospective, 1-31 December 2014
Fern Room, Lincoln Park Conservatory, Chicago