Sounding DIY

Laura Netz

2019 Curatorial Residency Programme

Opening: Friday 6 December 2019, 6-9pm

Performance: Saturday 7 December 2019, 6-8pm

Performance Space, 62 Tontine St, Folkestone CT20 1JP

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As part of HOP Projects CT20 2019 Curatorial Residency Programme, sound artist and performer Laura Netz presented an exhibition exploring frameworks of DIY cultures, which emerged from the 1970s as a reaction to technological deployment.

Influenced by underground vanguard movements, the handmade culture currently sets an exponent of free culture, open sources, and movements such as hacker and maker. The results of these practices involve an interdisciplinary connection between art, science and technology that improves the creative aspects of contemporary art and cultural production.

Moreover, sound art practices enriched interconnections with music and engineering. The exhibition pretended to highlight DIY practices in front of the capitalist industry. Representing an essential change in the prototyping of musical instruments and sound objects that have efficiently set a primary creative impulse in our century.

The exhibition highlighted the collaboration between musicians, visual artists, and curators to research new genres of experimental and contemporary art.

Artists: Claude Heiland-Allen, Stephen Cornford, Xname, Erin Sexton, Greg Orrom Swan 

Artists for performance: Mother Disorder, Lou Barnell, Laura Netz


Gallery images by Tomas Poblete

Exhibition Opening

Friday 6 December 2019, 6-9pm


Saturday 7 December 2019, 6-8pm

Performance Space, 62 Tontine St, Folkestone CT20 1JP

Curator Talk

Sunday 8 December 2019, 6-8pm

Closing Event

Saturday 14 December 6-9pm

Born in Barcelona in 1982, Laura Netz is a curator, artist, and researcher. Currently, she is an MPhil student at CRiSAP– UAL, where studies the new tendencies in curatorial practices in sonic arts. Interested in sound art, science, technology and digital media, she is an active participant in hacking culture. 

Over the years, as a curator, she has taken part in many international events such as exhibitions, workshops, conferences, publications, and concerts in Spain, Portugal, UK, Mexico, Colombia, Canada, Serbia, Russia, Hong Kong, the U.S., and Brasil. 

She has developed projects with various institutions such as Fonoteca Nacional de Mexico, MACBA Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona, CCCB Centre of Contemporary Culture Barcelona, MOTA Museum of Transitory Art, ISEA International Symposium of Electronic Arts.

HPCT20 2019’s Curatorial Residency Programme was a rolling programme of one month residencies inviting curatorial proposals from all practitioners, including those working in the visual arts, performance, architecture and design to research and execute an exhibition project in Folkestone.