2017 - 2018: Zeit-Ton-Passagen / Time-Tone Passages. A public radio installation in the Welckerpassage, Bonn. Opening: Nov. 29th 2017. 2017: Bonn Hoeren. Maia Urstad is appointed as the “City Sound Artist of Bonn 2017".
Beethoven Foundation for Art and Culture Bonn has, under the heading «bonn hoeren» (Listening Bonn), appointed Maia Urstad as the "city sound artist of Bonn 2017". Curator is Carsten Seiffarth. The appointment includes, amongst other, a residency and a commissioned work in public space in Bonn. Her work will take place in cooperation with the German international broadcasting institution Deutsche Welle (DW) which is situated in Bonn.
During her research residency in Bonn, Maia Urstad will explore the DW radio archive in search of potential raw material for her installation. The linguistic diversity in which the Deutsche Welle’s foreign radio programming has been produced and broadcasted since 1953, will be the centre of her artistic work. Urstad’s first appearance as the Bonn city sound artist was 19th and 20th June 2017; "Babel Underground", a concert installation at the Global Media Forum, conference from the DW, in collaboration with Dirk Specht. A new sound installation in public space, Zeit-Ton-Passagen / Time-Tone Passages, based on her research at the DW audio archive, will be launched November29th 2017. Read the Interview with Maia by Rick Fulker at Deutsche Welle here.
2017: Babel Funkhaus, concert installation with Dirk Specht at WDR Radio House, Cologne, November 4th 2017
2017: Carambolage. Maia Urstad is presented as city sound artist in Bonn; Q/A with curator Carsten Seiffarth and moderator Raoul Mörchen
2017: Babel Underground, concert installation for a tunnel and multiple voices. With Dirk Spech. DW Global Media Forum., Bonn. June 17.
2017: Trafo Kunsthall, solo exhibition with Hilde Hauan, 26th August 2017 - 1st October.
2017: SPRANG. Visningsrommet USF, Bergen , Norway. Fibreoptic sound installation in collaboration with Hilde Hauan Johnsen.
2017: Margareth's Bells . GalleriRuth, Kartfjord, Lofoten. Commisioned soundwork for the Drive-in sound art gallery curated by Tulle Ruth
2016: The return of the Zero Meridian. Kongsvinger Fortress. Permanent sound installation commissioned by KORO/Public Art Norway
2016: Radio Taxi Buenos Aires. Proa Foundation Contemporary Space, Buenos Aires: Solo exhibition
2016: Taxi Argentina. Proa Foundation, Buenos Aires. Performance with Peter Meanwell and Lars Ove Toft.
2016: Freq_out 11, at Tonspur, Vienna. Curators: CM von Hausswolff & Franz Pomassl, April 2016 (AT)
2016: Radio Revolten II 2016. Sound installation in Halle / Saale Oct. - Dec. 2016. (DE)
2016: The 18th Annual High Zero Festival. Baltimore, September 2016 (USA)
2016: Works for Radio. Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, commisioned by The Lake Radio (DK)
2015: Radio Barents, Barents Spektakel, performance, Kirkenes (NO)
2015: Landmark, Bergen - BEK Anniversary: "Taxi Argentina", performative sound work with Peter Meanwell and Lars Ove Toft
2015: Lutefish and old cassettes Lydgalleriet. Performative sound project with Conrad Kemp (ZA) curated by Daniella Cascella