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Slobodan Dan Paich

Slobodan Dan Paich

Year of stay:2016

Slobodan Dan Paich: Archaic Sound for our Time

During September 2016, Slobodan Dan Paich has been artist-in- residence at art quarter budapest and started collaboration with the Spatial Sound Institute and its Head of Development Paul Oomen. The project is a seed for developing Archeoacoustic experiments and reconstruction of ancient intended sanctuary soundscapes.

Archeoacoustics is a new emerging field that examines intentional sound design elements in ancient sacred buildings and outdoor spaces. It explores instances where sound design and architectural space are inseparable and looks at sacred spaces as repositories and instruments of acoustic experiences.

Oomen and Paich hope to further elaborate on the evolving results of their collaboration during the Third International Multi-disciplinary Conference on The Archaeology of Sound, to be held at The Polytechnic Institute of Tomar, 05 - 08 October 2017, Tomar, Portugal.

Slobodan Dan Paich is currently Director and Principal Researcher of Artship Foundation in San Francisco, USA and Visiting Professor, Anthropology-Cultural Studies Section, Victor Babeş University, Timisoara, Romania. He has delivered numerous papers at international conferences as a keynote speaker and presenter. Those presentations are based his courses, lectures, and research since 1969, which address tangible and intangible heritage, comparative cultural studies, and the migration of techniques and ideas. The courses he initiated in 1969 at the college and university level broadened the scope of art history into the History of Art and Ideas. These courses included geographies larger than the European cultural sphere and an interdisciplinary, across-time curriculum was developed that included ancient and indigenous people as differently cultured, ingenious, and refined, rather than primitive.

Anything Can Happen Between A and B - Drawing made at Budapest residency by Slobodan