An auditory investigation of site July 22. – 23. 

Entry at 13:00 and 15:00 on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of July 2023.

Heilstätte Grabowsee – a former tuberculosis sanatorium founded in 1896 with a capacity for 200 patients and later reformed as military hospital during WW1 & WW2. In 1945 the Red Army took over its function for their own use and abandoned it in 1995.

Directions: HeilstätteGrabowsee, Malzer Weg, Oranienburg

Google Maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/eHar97EmSgyNWUxv7

From Berlin Ostkreuz: Train RB12 then take Bus 804 to Malz, Grabowsee Fähre. Then walk over the Grabowseebrücke and head straight for ca: 10min until you find the entrance on your right side. 

The Long Throw X Grabowsee is a collaboration between artists Anthea Caddy and BJ Nilsen. Over two days they will present a large-scale sound installation that sonically and spatially explores the geographical phenomena of the Grabowsee environment. An extensive sonic mapping of the Grabowsee Sanatorium site was undertaken over a period of nine months by the artists, capturing field recordings to document sonic phenomena from the interior and exterior environments. The recordings done by the artists will be reinstalled on site, using four specialised parabolic speakers that will project, reflect and refract powerful physical beams of sound across the site, forming a large-scale sonic re-embodiment of the environment. Installation composed and installed by artists Anthea Caddy and BJ Nilsen in situ.

The Long Throw X Grabowsee Project is the 6th iteration of the series ‘Long Throw’ part of a long term artistic research project by artist Anthea Caddy exploring spatial sound and energy projection. Past iterations have been presented at the Stedelijk Museum and Oude Kerk Silence Series, Amsterdam, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Het HEM Contemporary Museum, Zaandam, Nikolai Tesla Museum and the Contemporary Art Gallery of Zagreb, Croatia. The project uses specialised parabolic speakers built and designed by engineer Mijodrag Gladovic to the artist’s specifications that harness, project and subsequently reflect beams of sound energy of up to three kilometers in length within a given environment.

Supported by Musikfonds e.V, Sonic Acts and Spatial Media Laboratories