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Benoît Maubrey

1952 born in Washington, D.C. of French parents.
1975 Bachelor of Arts Diploma from Georgetown University
since 1979 in Berlin.
lives and works since 1990 in Baitz (Brandenburg)  and Berlin.
co-founder of the non-profits arts organization Kunstpflug e.V, Baitz. 1992.

Performances and Festivals (a selection):

2012
–ZKM / Karlsruhe, SOUND ART
–STATT FARBE: LICHT Festival Bauhaus/Dessau
–Temporäres Kunstprojekt in Helle Mitte, Hellersdorf/Berlin

2011
– SPOR festival Aarhus, Ballet a Larsen Project.
– Festival Accroche-Coeurs, Angers (F).

2010
– TONSPUR_expanded: the Loudspeaker/Vienna, the AUDIO GUILLOTINE.
– ObArt Festival,Kirschau/Bautzen, SORBEN 3000 (Performances) and SPEAKERS GATE.
– Le Jardin d’O, Montpellier.
– Zero1 Festival, San Jose Biennale, San Jose Ca.

2009
– Berlinische Galerie, Berlin.
– NAISA, Toronto.

2008
– MOSTRA DES ARTES SESC/ Sao Paolo, Brazil.
– Hohenrausch Festival/ Rostock.
– MUSICA EX MACHINA/ Bilbao.
– Festival Musique de Rue, Besancon.

2007
– IM AUGE DES KLANGS , Schloss Moyland/ Joseph Beuys Archive.
– INGENUITY, Cleveland Festival for Arts and Technology.
– Digital Arts Week, Zurich.

2006  ROBODOK Festival, Amsterdam.
– Taipei Digital Arts Festival, Taiwan.
– Sitelines Festival, NYC.
– Lange Mozart Nacht, Augsburg.
– SIGGRAPH, Boston.
– Digital Arts Week, Zurich.

2005
– CORPUS Festival, Brugge, Belgien.
– The ELECTRONIC GUY solo Tour, Vancouver (Video In), NYC (Location 1).
– Die Blaue Nacht, Nurnberg.

2004
– “Sonoric Atmospheres”/Ostseebiennale der Klangkunst.
– AUDIO IGLOO, sound sculpture in the Singuhr-Hörgalerie, Parochial Church/Berlin.
– Thailand New Media Art Festival/Bangkok.
– “Soundscape & Shadow” Musikfestival ,Denkmalschmiede Höfgen.
– Lowlands Festival., Holland.
– Schweriner Kultursommer.
– LEM Festival (Gracia Territoria Sonor), Barcelona.
– BUGA Park Potsdam, AUDIO PEACOCKS, gARTen event.

2002
– AUDIO BALLERINAS, Location One, NYC.
– HIGH FIDELITY production, Musiktheatre im Revier, Gelsennkirchen (co-production mit Berndt Schindowski).
– AUDIO PEACOCKS, Artist in Residence at Lieux Publics, Marseille.
– Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum fuer Gegenwartskunst, Berlin.
– Potsdamer Festspiele.

2001
– KunstMuseum / Wolfsburg
– Berliner Festspiele.
– New Haven Festival for Arts and Ideas.
– Seoul Performing Arts Festival.
– Medi@terra, Athens.
– Musee des Arts et Industrie, Saint-Etienne.
– FETA Festival, Gdansk.

2000
– Monaco Dance Danses Forum, Montecarlo.
– Kulturbro Festival (Ystad, 2000).
– Tollwood Festival, Munich.
– Postdamer Musikfestspiele, Potsdam.
Geisha 3.0, Dock 11, Berlin.

1999
– IDAT (International Dance and Technology Conference),Phoenix, Arizona.
– Danzdag, Kulturhus Aarhus, Denmark.
–“Audio Ballerinas and Electronic Guys“ , Theatre am Hallesches Ufer / Berlin.
– AUDIO IGLOO, commissioned electro-acoustic sculpture at Hull Time Based Arts, UK.
– Les Nuits Savoureuses de Belfort, France.

1998
– MALTA Festival , Poznan, Poland.
– Stockton Riverside Festival, UK.
– International Symposium for Elecronic Arts, Chicago.
– “Audio Ballerinas and Electronic Guys” USA tour, The Kitchen (NYC).
– MALTA Festival,Poznan, Poland.
– Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1996
– Sound Art Festival, Krakow.

1997
– AUDIO GEISHAS, ICC-NTT Tokyo City Opera House.
– ISEA, Chicago.
– Ostranenie Festival, Stiftung Bauhaus / Dessau.
– XIX International Triennale Exhibition of Milan.
– SONAMBIENTE Sound Art Festival, Academy of Arts, Berlin.
– International Street Theatre Festival, Holzminden (1st Prize for “Mobility and Flexibilty”).
– “Audio Ballerinas and Electronic Guys” Tour/ USA, The KITCHEN (NYC), Scena Theatre (Washington, D.C.), Buskers Fare (NYC).
– KRYPTONAL Festival, Berlin.
– 38eme Rugissants, Grenoble.

1995
– Krakow (THE KRAKOVIAN MEETINGS ).
– Sound Art Festival, Hannover.

1994
– “Audio Drama”, Theatre zum Westlichen Staathirschen, Berlin.
– International Symposium for Electronic Art, Helsinki.
– German Television Video Prize, SWF, Baden-Baden.

1993
– MEDIALE, Hamburg.
– Art and Computers, University of Moscow.
– “Augenlied”, Schloß Pluschow, Mecklenburgische Künstlerhaus.
– BECK Forum, Munich.
– ULTIMA Festival, Oslo.

1992
– Cleveland Performance Festival, Ohio.
– The Night of Electricity, Rotterdam.
– Third International Symposium for Electronic Art, Sydney.

1991
– European Land Art Biennale, Cottbus, Germany.
– INTERFERENZEN– Art from West Berlin, Riga, Lettland

1990
– Festival les Arts au Soleil,, Aeronef Lille, France.
– Sound Symposium, St. John’s, Newfoundland.
– “Urbane Aboriginale”, Berlin.

1989
– Festival PERSPECTIVES, Saarbrücken.

1988
– Festival des Arts Electroniques, Rennes, France.
–”Parcours Sonores”, Musée de La Villette, Paris.
– Festival of Europeen Street Theatre, Aurillac, France.

1987
– STEIRISCHE HERBST, Graz, Austria.
– Galerie Giannozzo. Berlin.

1986
– ARS ELECTRONICA, Linz, Austria.
– The Mattress Factory, Pittsburg, Pa.
– Berlin Atonal Festival.

1985
– Bundesgartenschau 85, Berlin.
– “Berlin in the Gasteig Art Center”, Munich.
– Alternativa IV, Lisbon.

Awards:
Prix Ars Electronica 1991 (Anerkennung) , European Award for Street Theatre/Holzminden 1995, Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance NYC 2006, Palmarès du 35e Concours Internationaux de Musique et d’Art Sonore Electroacoustiques de Bourges 2004 (the LINE) and 2009 (CyberBirds), Grand Prix International Video Danse 2002 (Mention Speciale). Marler Video Installations Preis 2008, Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl.

Residencies:
1999 Hull Time Based Arts, UK.
2006 Composer-in-Residence, Schloss Wiepersdorf, Brandenburg, Germany.
2010 Artist-in-Residence at MuseumsQuartier Vienna.
2011 DIVA artist residency in Aarhus, Denmark.

Bibliography:
– LEONARDO, Vol.28, No.2, pp.93-97, 1995, Audio Jackets and Other Electroacosutic Clothes.
– BENOIT MAUBREY/ DIE AUDIO GRUPPE, catalog 1985. Die Audio Gruppe 1982-1998, catalog 1989.
– PERFORMANCES WITH ELECTROACOUSTIC CLOTHES, DVD 2007.
– KLANG und BEWEGUNG, Berichte aus der Musikwissenschaft, Shaker Verlag ISBN 3-8322-2270-7-
– Techno Textiles: Revolutionary Fabrics for Fashion and Design (9780500280966): Sarah E. Braddock, Marie O’Mahony.
– See Yourself Sensing from Madeline Schwartzman, June 2011m Black Dog Publishing, London.

Workshops / Guest artist lectures:
Oberlin College, Concordia University, Johns Hopkins University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Dresden Academy of Arts , Academy of Arts Enschede, Simon Fraser University, George Washington University. MIT Media Lab, IDEA Center Colorado College.