Application deadline: 23 june 2019, 23:59, ECT

Ten residents will be selected to join the upcoming FIELD KITCHEN ACADEMY between 17 August - 11 September 2019. Curated by Ece Pazarbasi, the first edition of the Field Kitchen Academy will be realised under the title of Silence with the Consent of Sound. During 3,5 weeks the Field Kitchen Academy will host public events (the Field), closed working sessions (the Kitchen) and continuous daily conceptual cooking actions in Wüsten-Buchholz, Perleberg; 50 mins away from Berlin.

With two modules, the residents will have the opportunity of pursuing processes of experimentation, discussion, trial and error, progression of knowledge, know-how and creativity together with Juliana Hodkinson, Hans Peter Kuhn, Robert Lippok, Ali M. Demirel, Emma Howes, Juhani Pallasmaa and Zen masters Sun Wo & Ji Woo during the first 3 weeks. The last half week will be the ‘simmering’ period where the residents are expected to do NOTHING.

Applications can be made for Module #1 plus Module #2 for the entire period (690 Euros) or only for Module #2 for approximately 3 weeks (540 Euros). The participation fee covers accommodation for the entire period, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinners) every day cooked according to the concept of each session and the programme fee for the entire working sessions and participation in the public programme.

The applications are open not only to those with an artistic background, but to all creative minds who have an interest in sound, silence, contemporary and interdisciplinary creative practices. All are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is 23 June 2019; successful candidates will be contacted by 8 July 2019.


In addition to the online application form, your CV and/or the required documents should be submitted digitally by 23 June 2019, 23:59 ECT to


The Field Kitchen Academy offers 1 (one) scholarship to a successful applicant selected by the Jury. The scholarship covers the entire residency fee for Module #1 (between 16 August-11 September), including the expenses for accommodation, meals and attendance to public events. Travel and subsistence costs are not included in the scholarship. Please indicate in the application form if you wish to apply for the grant. You will be notified of the result in due course.

*Please note that each participant is expected to commit to the programme by staying the entire period and attending all events.


The selection process will be pursued by a jury composed of Mario Asef, Ursula Block, Cevdet Erek, Brandon Labelle and Ece Pazarbasi:

Ursula Block started Galerie René Block, Berlin together with René Block between 1970-79. In 1981 she founded Gelbe Musik, Berliner record store and gallery for visual & sound artists on records, as well as all kinds of contemporary and experimental music. The idea to found Gelbe Musik (Yellow music) came to Ursula Block while establishing a collection of music recordings in the framework of the exhibition Für Augen und Ohren (For eyes and ears) at Akademie der Künste (Berlin, 1980). Within the context of Gelbe Musik she has organised numerous exhibitions with an emphasis on Sound Art: John Cage, Dieter Schnebel, Gerhard Rühm, Claus Böhmler, Die Tödliche Doris, Earle Brown, Henning Christiansen, Nam June Paik, Christian Marclay, Milan Knizak and many other artists. In 1983, she co-founded Freunde Guter Musik (Friends of Good Music), an organisation that presented new music and music in new forms in various venues throughout Berlin. In 1989, she published the anthology Broken Music: Artists‘ Recordworks (with Michael Glasmeier). Since the closure of Gelbe Musik in 2014, Block has been working on the Broken Music Archive.

Cevdet Erek was born in Istanbul where he lives and works. He graduated as an architect at Mimar Sinan University while he was a member of the experimental rock band Nekropsi, then finished postgraduate studies in Sound Design and Engineering at Istanbul Technical University, where he has been running sound and space related courses since 2011. Erek’s installations and performances were shown in dOCUMENTA (13) (2012); Istanbul Biennial (2003, 2011 and 2015), he presented his installation “ÇIN” in the Pavilion of Turkey at the 57th Venice Biennale (2017). His major solo exhibitions were “Week” at Kunsthalle Basel (2012), “Alt Üst" (2014) organized by Spike Island in Bristol, “A Long Distance Relationship” in MUAC in México (2017), “AAAAA” in M HKA, Antwerp (2018) and “chiçiçiçichiciçi” which runs at the Art Institute of Chicago (2019). The book “SSS – Shore Scene Soundtrack” was published at Sternberg Press and his solo album "Davul" was released by Subtext, Berlin (2017). His latest project “Bergama Stereo” will open at the Ruhrtriennale 2019 and afterwards will be exhibited at Hamburger Bahnhof in October 2019.

Brandon LaBelle is an artist, writer and theorist working with sound culture, voice, and questions of agency. He develops and presents artistic projects and performances within a range of international contexts, often working collaboratively and in public. His works include “The Autonomous Odyssey”, Kunsthall 3,14, Bergen (2018), “The Floating Citizen”, Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Tenerife (2018), “The Ungovernable”, Documenta 14, Athens (2017), “Oficina de Autonomia”, Ybakatu, Curitiba (2017), “The Hobo Subject”, Gallery Forum, Zagreb (2016), and “The Living School”, South London Gallery, London (2016). He is the author of Sonic Agency: Sound and Emergent Forms of Resistance (2018), Lexicon of the Mouth: Poetics and Politics of Voice and the Oral Imaginary (2014), Diary of an Imaginary Egyptian (2012), Acoustic Territories: Sound Culture and Everyday Life (2010), and Background Noise: Perspectives on Sound Art (2006). He lives in Berlin and is a professor at the Art Academy, University of Bergen.

Mario Asef studied architecture and art in Argentina, Germany, and England. His work has been exhibited worldwide, most recently at Daegu Photo Biennale 2018 (South Korea), Unarte (Puebla, Mexico), Quartier 21 Museumsquartier (Vienna), Wildpalms (Düsseldorf), Junge Kunst e.V. (Wolfsburg, Germany), Kasa Galeri (Istanbul), The Drawing Hub (Berlin). Recent museum exhibitions include Hamburger Kunsthalle, Villa Merkel, Kunstlerhaus Bregenz (Austria), and the Akademie der Künste Berlin. His videos, photographs, sound installations, and interventions in public space deal with architectonic as well as sociopolitical questions and confront issues related to their spatial representability.

Ece Pazarbasi is the director and the curator of the Field Kitchen Academy. She has co-curated BANK BLANK, the main exhibition of 48 Std. Neukölln in 2018. In 2017, she has curated “Memory Plates” parallel programme at Hamburger Bahnhof with Festival Future Nows. In 2016, she has received Kulturstiftung des Bundes’ International Curators Fellowship and curated the “Cabinet of the Unknown” exhibition at Werkbundarchiv - Museum der Dinge (2017). Her other projects include “Muscle Memory” exhibition at Kunstraum Kreuzberg/ Bethanien (2017); Istanbul Coordinator for New Museum NY: Ideas City (2012). Also she co-curated “12/12” and “Turkish Art Nice and Simple” exhibitions at Tanas Berlin (2011-2012) together with René Block.


session dates

Module #1 (16 August - 11 September) with Juliana Hodkinson (17 - 23 August 2019) Emma Howes (24 August 2019)

*After 24 August, Module #1 continues with the programme of Module #2:

Module #2 (24 August - 11 September) with Robert Lippok & Ali Demirel (25-30 August 2019) Juhani Pallasmaa (31 August 2019) Zen masters Sun Woo & Ji Woo (31 August - 1 September 2019) Hans Peter Kuhn (1- 6 September 2019) ‘Simmering’ Session (6-11 September 2019)

*Module #2 can also be selected separately.


Module #1 for the entire period (690 Euros) (Module #1 continues with Module #2 after the 24th August)

Module #2 for app. 3,5 weeks (540 Euros)



*Arrival onsite on the first session day. Departure from site on the last session day.

*The participation fee covers shared room for two people for the entire period, 3 meals (breakfast, lunch and dinners) every day cooked according to the concept of each session and the programme fee for the entire working sessions and participation in the public programme.

*The applications are open not only to those with an artistic background, but to all creative minds who have an interest in sound, silence, contemporary and interdisciplinary creative practices. All are encouraged to apply.

*The funds raised from this programme will go directly towards the funding of Field Kitchen Academy’s educational residency programming.


  • I am an artist who is not specialized on sound, may I still apply? Definitely yes, as we love interdisciplinary interactions, artists and creative minds from different fields (visual artists, performers, dancers, DJs, architects, chefs, etc.) are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Do you cover travel costs? Travel costs are not covered, yet we cover three meals, accommodation and the fees of the sessions.

  • Is Field Kitchen Academy only open to artists? The Field Kitchen Academy is open to everyone from every walks of life. The only priority is to have an interest in the topics of sound.

  • Do I have to have knowledge in sound prior to the residency? No, yet it is advisable to get yourself acquainted with the computer programmes that we will use during the sessions.

  • Can we apply as a team? We only accept individual applications, yet you can apply separately.

  • If I come by train, how can I reach Gutshaus Wüsten-Buchholz? There will be shuttle buses arranged for you on certain hours.

  • Do I have to be at the residency during the entire time? Definitely yes!

  • If I get selected, when do I have to make the payment by? The payments will have to be made by the beginning of August 2019.

  • Do I have to bring anything with me to the residency? Your laptops. Requirements for each working session is indicated in the session description.

  • When exactly does the Module #1 start? Module #1 starts on August 17th, however you are more than welcome to come to Gutshaus Wüsten-Buchholz on August 16th, in order to allow yourself the time get acquainted with the site.

  • Are the sessions practice or theory based? They involve both, yet focus is more on practice based processes.

  • Can one apply to come for just one week? As the content of the programme is organized in a way each week builds on the previous week, it is not possible to attend only one week. Plus, the main idea of the Field Kitchen Academy is to build communities, and that is why we love to spend time together in longer periods ;)