Since November 2016, Russian sound artist and researcher IOANN has been artist-in-residence at the Spatial Sound Institute in Budapest. The resulting work Imagining the Hyperspace consists of nine projections of particular geometric structures in sound - from the most elementary concepts of geometry such as a point, line and triangle, to highly complex ones such as the tesseract and 24-cell octaplex. In this article, the artist Ivan Sapozhkov and curator Paul Oomen presents the formal ideas behind the composition of each structure, and reflect on some of the fundamental questions that the work brings up and the experience it is aims to evoke within listeners.

This article was originally published accompanying the live presentations by the artist of ‘Imagining the Hyperspace’ from Tuesday 30th January - Friday 2nd February 2018 as part of the programme Transcend the Turmoil, a joint production by CTM Festival, MONOM and the Spatial Sound Institute.

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