Christina Kubisch (DE) is considered a pioneer of sound art installation and one of today’s most prominent European sound artists. She was trained as a visual artist, musician and composer in Hamburg, Graz, Zurich and Milan. She studied flute and piano before turning to electronic music and later focusing on sound sculpture and sound installations, which often involved ultraviolet light, solar energy and electromagnetic induction.
In 2003, she began an ongoing project called Electrical Walks – public walks with specially made headphones that receive electromagnetic signals from the environment and convert them into sound. She has developed 74 walks worldwide, including for ZKM, Karlsruhe; The Kitchen, New York; Ars Electronica, Linz; Kontraste, Krems; and documenta 14, Athens. Kubisch was Professor of Sound Art at the Academy of Fine Arts, Saarbrücken, Germany (1994 – 2013). She has been a member of the Akademie der Künste Berlin since 1997.
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