Moritz Fehr (based in Berlin) works in sound and experimental film. His projects engage with constellations of objectivity and emotion, technology, infrastructure and the natural environment. In the sonic realm, he investigates the nature of sound in terms of metaphorical presence and spatial implications. His installations often have an immersive appearance, either using methods of hyper-realistic simulation (surround sound and stereoscopic images) or employ strategies of amplification or evocation of existing subjects, structures or spaces with sound. His projects have been presented at exhibitions, screenings and festivals internationally. Sound and radio projects have been broadcasted on WDR3 and Deutschlandradio Kultur (Klangkunst).

Occasionally, he holds workshops on the artistic practice of working with sound, focussing on its interrelation with visual media, film and sculpture, most recently at Royal Academy of Fine Arts Copenhagen and Academy of Fine Arts Munich.

Permanently installed projects can be visited at the Velaslavasy Panorama (Los Angeles), Jerusalem Panorama (Altoetting, Germany) and Continuous Drift (Dublin, Ireland).

Moritz Fehr studied Media Art at Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany and Tokyo National University of the Arts in Japan and holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts from Bauhaus University. He received scholarships from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), Bauhaus Research School Weimar and the State of Thuringia, Germany.

Upcoming and recent presentations:

Shengjing Panorama
Spatial sound composition for a panoramic painting
The Velaslavasy Panorama Los Angeles
Spring 2019

A Visibility Matrix
'A Visibility Matrix' explores the politics and conditions of visibility. Initiated by Dublin-based artists and long-term collaborators, Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne, A Visibility Matrix assembles contributions from a distributed panel of artists, film-makers and others within a synchronised, multi-channel video installation that will be presented for the first time in Gallery 1 of The Douglas Hyde Gallery. 
Video contribution and editorial collaboration
Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin
June 7 - August 25, 2018
Opening Wednesday June 6, 6 - 8pm

The Battle of Coal
Colleen Alborough, Janet Biggs, Danica Dakic, Mikhail Karikis, Antonia Low, Moritz Fehr, Nikolaus Gansterer, Denise Ritter, Jeremy Deller, Julius Schulze Farwick, Olav Westphalen, Andreas Siekmann, David Zink-Yi
Publication by Wienand Verlag, Cologne
Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten Marl 
May 6 - September 16, 2018

A film project commissoned by Museum der Dinge Berlin and China Design Museum Hangzhou
China Design Museum Hangzhou
From April 8, 2018

[sound] Listening to the World
Organized by the Stiftung Humboldt Forum im Berliner Schloss jointly with the Ethnologischen Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the Kulturprojekte Berlin with the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin as well as with the AMAR Foundation in Beirut, supported from the Arab Fund For Arts and Culture AFAC.
Humboldt-Box Berlin
March 22 - September 16, 2018

Evokation, Simulation, Immersion
Lecture and Screening
Akademie der Bildenden Künste München
November 15, 2017

Adam Bateman, Laurie Brown, Moritz Fehr, Cayetano Ferrer, Ian James, Candice Lin, Brigid McCaffrey with Elizabeth Knafo, Ocean Earth, Marina Pinsky, Gala Porras-Kim, and Max Hooper Schneider
Curated by Aurora Tang
Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art
September 29, 2017 – January 20, 2018

Kunstraum 53 / Literaturhaus St. Jakobi, Hildesheim
From September 8, 2017

Das Gesicht - Eine Spurensuche
Deutsches Hygiene-Museum, Dresden
Curated by Kathrin Meyer
August 19, 2017 – February 25, 2018

Sound Scene X: Dissonance / DC Listening Lounge
Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.
July 8, 2017

Continuous Drift: Balance
Public Sound Installation at Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin
New works by Peter Cusack, Moritz Fehr, Marco Fusinato, Jennie Guy, Christina Kubisch,
and Hans Rosenström.
Curated by Sven Anderson
Launch: April 6th 2017

Hotspot Lagos (in collaboration with Willy Sengewald)
Goethe Institute Lagos, Nigeria
Curated by Alfons Hug
From April 1, 2017

Listen Hear: The Art of Sound
Philip Beesley, Moritz Fehr, David Grubbs, Elisa Hamilton, Ernst Karel, Lee Mingwei, Helen Mirra,
O & A, (Bruce Odland and Sam Auinger), Philippe Rahm, Teri Rueb and Su-Mei Tse
Curated by Pieranna Cavalchini
March 8 – September 5, 2017
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston

Selected projects:

Undertone (2017)
Site-specific ultrasonic sound installation

A sonic evocation of the painting The Concert, by Vermeer, which was stolen from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1990. The fragmented sound of a contemporary rehearsal of the piece "Ombre de mon amant" by Michel Lambert appears from the empty frame that once held the painting.

Featuring musical recordings performed by the Four Nations Ensemble: Pascale Beaudin (Soprano),
Andrew Appel (Harpsichord), Daniel Swenberg (Lute).

The installation was created for the exhibition Listen Hear: The Art of Sound.

Das Gesicht - The Face (2017)
Single-channel film for an exhibition at Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden

In collaboration with Sigrid Weigel / Interdisciplinary Laboratory Bild Wissen Gestaltung at Humboldt-
University Berlin. Cast: Hanns Zischler, Johanna Polley, Lisa Schreiber; Gaffer: Zayne Armstrong, Sound Recordist: Ben Kalisch; Sound Mix: Niklas Kammertöns (Neuton Berlin); Production: Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden and Interdisciplinary Laboratory Bild Wissen Gestaltung, Humboldt-University Berlin
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Overhead (2016)

The multichannel composition Overhead consists of five sound spaces. Each scene is a location recording that has been infused with technically amplified (and otherwise inaudible) sound of infrastructure present in place: Power lines, bared bwire fences and short wave radio communication. The piece deals with the idea of listening to the landscape vertically: Sound traveling high up through the air, sound originating from man-made structures like power lines and fences that section the vast area and the sonic presence of the landscape itself, recorded on ground level. Overhead is permanently installed at Continuous Drift in Dublin, Ireland.


Undersound (2015)

Undersound was published on the occasion of Moritz Fehr’s solo exhibition at the Kunstverein Hildesheim. With contributions by Kathrin Meyer, Clemens Krümmel and Florian Sprenger. Layout and Design by Gunnar Green (Studio TheGreenEyl Berlin). Published by Kunstverein Hildesheim and argobooks Berlin.

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Colosseum (2015)
Stereoscopic 3D film, Ambisonics spatial surround sound

A film about an abandoned gold- and copper mine that reenacts its spiraled appearance through the use of spatial images and sound.
Premiered at Kunstverein Hildesheim Germany.

Inversion (2014)
Site-specific immersive sound installation for 32 animal voices and a counter tenor
Tieranatomisches Theater Berlin, 2014

An inverison of the hierarchic relationship between humans and animals. Multiple sonic layers conjoin in the center of the room where animal corpses were dissected for the first time more than 200 years ago.

Voice: Johannes Reichert. Produced with support from the Hermann von Helmholtz-Zentrum für Kulturtechnik and the Animal Voice Archive, Museum of Natural History, Berlin. Curated by Felix Sattler


Every word you say (2014)
Collaboration with artist Clemens von Wedemeyer
Kunstverein Braunschweig

Immersive sound Installation for the Jerusalem Panorama Altoetting, Germany
Permanent since 2009
For 16 speakers installed in the panoramic space.

Effulgence of the North (2007)
Immersive surround sound composition for the Velaslavasay Panorama
Permanent since 2007

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