Dr. Sven Anderson

Dr. Sven Anderson

Assistant Professor, School Office - Creative Arts

https://www.svenanderson.net

Biography

Dr. Sven Anderson is an artist, researcher, lecturer and architectural consultant based in Dublin. He is Assistant Professor of Film and Course Director of the M.Phil in Digital Arts and Intermedia Practices at Trinity College Dublin. Anderson's research and practice explore the intersection of digital arts, sound studies, architecture and critical spatial practices. He holds a BA from Cornell University and a PhD from the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (GradCAM) at Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin). In 2021, he was awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) Individual Fellowship (IF) to develop action-led research advancing the emergent field of urban sound design with the London-based research organisation Theatrum Mundi. Anderson is the co-editor of the books States of Entanglement: Data in the Irish Landscape (Actar, 2021) and Signal Spectre System: A Late Evening in the Future (Verlag Fur Moderne Kunste, 2018). He has developed courses at the National College of Art and Design (NCAD) and has delivered lectures at universities and design institutions around the world. Anderson co-curated Entanglement, Ireland's pavilion for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia (2021). Working with Heneghan Peng Architects and Gustafson Porter + Bowman landscape architects, he developed proposals for the Pulse National Memorial and Museum (Orlando, 2019) and the UK Holocaust Memorial (London, 2017). As an artist and architectural consultant, Anderson has over 20 years of experience leading international projects and research that explore digital arts and sonic practice in the context of architecture and urbanism. His work ranges from multichannel video systems and urban sound installations to self-initiated artist placements and public services, creating platforms to sustain collaboration between artists, architects, regional authorities and local communities. Anderson's work has been exhibited at major arts venues from the Douglas Hyde Gallery (Dublin, 2018) to Secession (Vienna, 2019) and is featured in the permanent collections of the Arts Council of Ireland and the Office of Public Works (OPW).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Sven Anderson, Integrative Sonic Urbanism: Artist-Led Strategies for Urban Sound Design in the Contemporary City, The Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media (Technological University Dublin), 2021Thesis, 2021
  • Sven Anderson, Alan Butler, David Capener, Donal Lally, Clare Lyster & Fiona McDermott (eds.), States of Entanglement: Data in the Irish Landscape, Barcelona, Actar, 2021, 324ppBook, 2021, URL
  • Sven Anderson, Gerard Byrne & Peter Maybury (eds.), Signal Spectre System: A Late Evening in the Future, Vienna, Verlag Fur Moderne Kunste, 2019, 78ppBook, 2019
  • Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne, 'A Visibility Matrix', The Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin, 2018, -Exhibition, 2018
  • Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne, 'A Visibility Matrix / Upon All the Living and the Dead', Secession, Vienna, 2019, -Exhibition, 2019
  • Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne, 'A Visibility Matrix', Le Printemps de Septembre, Toulouse, 2018, -Exhibition, 2018, URL
  • Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne, 'A Visibility Matrix', Void, Derry, 2019, -Exhibition, 2019, URL
  • Sven Anderson and Mit Jai Inn, 'Field Recording', Rua Red, South Dublin Arts Centre, 2018, -Exhibition, 2018
  • Sven Anderson, 'Collection', 2 x Vinyl LP. Edition: 300. Commissioned by The Office of Public Works (OPW), 2022, -Music Production, 2022
  • Sven Anderson, 'Collection', Glebe House and Gallery, Donegal, 2021, -Exhibition, 2021
  • Excessive States: Not a Cloud, But a Void in, editor(s)ANNEX , States of Entanglement: Data in the Irish Landscape, Barcelona, Actar, 2021, [Sven Anderson]Book Chapter, 2021
  • Notes on Signals, Spectres and Systems in, editor(s)Sven Anderson, Gerard Byrne, and Peter Maybury , Signal Spectre System: A Late Evening in the Future, Vienna, Verlag Fur Moderne Kunste, 2019, [Sven Anderson]Book Chapter, 2019
  • Trond Maag, Andres Bosshard, and Sven Anderson, Developing Sound-Aware Cities: A Model for Implementing Sound Quality Objectives Within Urban Design and Planning Processes, Cities and Health, 2019Journal Article, 2019, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, The Incidental Person: Reviewing the Identity of the Urban Acoustic Planner, The Journal of Sonic Studies, 11, 2016Journal Article, 2016
  • Sven Anderson, Microsound in Public Space: Compositional Methods to Enhance Site-Specific Sound, Organised Sound, 13, (1), 2008Journal Article, 2008
  • Sven Anderson, Beyond Standards: In Search of Heterogeneous Approaches to Sound in the Design and Planning of the Public Realm, Internoise: The 51st International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, Glasgow, 2022Conference Paper, 2022
  • Sven Anderson, The City as Sonic Medium: Reappraising Urban Sound Design in Times of Crisis, The London Conference of Critical Thought, London, 2023Conference Paper, 2023
  • Sven Anderson, Discursive Strategies for Urban Sound Design and Acoustic Planning, Internoise: The 48th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, Madrid, 2019Conference Paper, 2019
  • Sven Anderson, New Strategies for Sound in the Public Realm, Internoise: The 48th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering, Chicago, 2018Conference Paper, 2018
  • Sven Anderson, Chloe Brenan, Karl Burke, Adam Gibney & Theo McNab, 'I Am Sitting in a Room', Solstice Arts Centre, 2022, -Exhibition, 2022, URL
  • Sven Anderson, Alan Butler, David Capener, Donal Lally, Clare Lyster, and Fiona McDermott, 'Entanglement', The 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia, 2021, -Exhibition, 2021, URL
  • ANNEX (Sven Anderson, Alan Butler, David Capener, Donal Lally, Clare Lyster, and Fiona McDermott), Ibiye Camp, Cihad Caner, Tianzhuo Chen, Stine Deja, Constant Dullaart, Lo-Def Film Factory, Alaa Mansour, and The Underground Division, 'abandon all hope ye who enter here', Transmediale (Berlin), 2022, -Exhibition, 2022, URL
  • Sven Anderson, Patricia Burns, David Farrell, Clare Langan, Mick O"Dea, Niamh O"Malley, and Sasha Sykes, 'A Name Unmade', Solstice Art Centre, 2017, -Exhibition, 2017
  • Sven Anderson, Patricia Burns, David Farrell, Clare Langan, Mick O"Dea, Niamh O"Malley, and Sasha Sykes, 'A Name Unmade', Centre Culturel Irlandais (Paris), 2018, -Exhibition, 2018
  • Sven Anderson, Charles Brady, Bread and Puppet Theatre, John Cage, James Dixon, Ian Gordon, Evie Hone, Nam June Paik, Jeff Koons, Orla McHardy, Pablo Picasso, Ben Russell, Bill Viola, Stephen Vitiello, and Miskha Westell., 'Years of Pilgrimage', Glebe Gallery (Donegal), 2016, -Exhibition, 2016
  • Sven Anderson, 'Continuous Drift', 2015, -Visual art production, 2015, URL
  • Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne, 'A Visibility Matrix', 2018, -Visual art production, 2018, URL
  • Sven Anderson, 'The Manual for Acoustic Planning and Urban Sound Design', 2013, -Visual art production, 2013, URL
  • Sven Anderson, 'When I Go Home, I Cut Through', 2018, -Visual art production, 2018, URL
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Alex Cao (Arup) and Yi Chen (Bartlett) - Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Andrea Cetrulo (Theatrum Mundi) - Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Andres Bosshard - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Angus Deuchars (Arup) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Arnthrudur Gisladottir (NIRAS) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Claus Falk-Petersen (Struer Kommune) - Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Daniel Blyth (Publica) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Elahe Karimnia (UWE Bristol) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Gorm Haldor-Jorgensen (Harman) - Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Hani Salih (Quality of Life Foundation) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Helle Baker (Struer Kommune) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Isa Paludan-Asboe (Sound Art Lab) - Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Jacob Eriksen (Sound Art Lab) - Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: James Wilkie - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: John Bingham-Hall (Theatrum Mundi) - Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: John Fogde (Struer Kommune) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Kresten Bjorn Krab-Bjerre (Bang & Olufsen) - Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Mads Jakobsen (Struer Kommune) - Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Maria-Chiara Piccinelli (David Chipperfield Architects) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Matilde Best (Regelbau 411) - Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Mitchell Allen (Arup) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Montserrat Castro (Arup) and Dima Zogheib (Arup) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Nicola di Croce (SONINURB) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Peter Cusack - Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Rachid Abu-Hassan (Platform 78) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Sara El Samman (AXP Urbicus) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Shane Myrbeck (Arup) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Shih-Fu Peng (Heneghan Peng Architects) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Stephane Llorca (JML Water Features) - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI
  • Sven Anderson, Sound-Frameworks: Colm Keady Tabbal - Survey Interview, Zenodo, 2023Dataset, DOI

Research Expertise

  • Title
    When I Go Home, I Cut Through
    Summary
    When I Go Home, I Cut Through is a 32-channel video installation and synchronisation system that reveals fragments of video captured in Tallaght juxtaposed with captions composed of extracts from the book Step by Step: Everyday Walks in a French Urban Housing Project published by the urban sociologist Jean-François Augoyard in 1979. The arrangement of the image shifts different portions of video out of line with their true position within the frame, resulting in a signal-space in which changes in light and distributed motion emerge via an otherwise disparate subject. This work was acquired for the permanent collection of the Arts Council of Ireland in 2019.
    Funding Agency
    Rua Red
    Date From
    2019
  • Title
    The Manual for Acoustic Planning and Urban Sound Design (MAP)
    Summary
    The Manual for Acoustic Planning and Urban Sound Design (MAP) was a durational public art commission premised on an artist placement working within the local authority Dublin City Council as acoustic planner and urban sound designer, developing outputs in cooperation with different departments. This project received the European Soundscape Award issued by the European Environmental Agency (EEA) in 2014.
    Funding Agency
    Dublin City Council
    Date From
    2014
    Date To
    2020
  • Title
    Glass House
    Summary
    Glass House was a public prototype for a permanent sound installation spanning Smithfield Plaza, one of the largest public spaces in Dublin. The project links traces of sound from an active cinema to the public space of the plaza in real-time. Developed in partnership with Dublin City Council and Light House Cinema. Funded through the Smithfield Area Enhancement Scheme.
    Funding Agency
    Dublin City Council
    Date From
    2014
    Date To
    2016
  • Title
    Continuous Drift
    Summary
    Continuous Drift is a permanent public artwork that blurs the boundaries between public sound installation, architectural intervention, and curatorial framework. The project allows the public to use their mobile devices to trigger sounds by different artists that play back from loudspeakers integrated in the architecture of Meeting House Square in Dublin, IE. Invited artists (2015): Bik Van der Pol, David Blamey, Karl Burke, Taylor Deupree, FM3, Russell Hart, Slavek Kwi, Brandon LaBelle, Mattin, Danny McCarthy, Dennis McNulty, Garrett Phelan, Sarah Pierce, Raqs Media Collective, Steve Roden, Dawn Scarfe, Jed Speare, Stalker Osservatorio Nomade, Wolfgang Voigt, Mark Peter Wright, and Miki Yui. Invited artists (2016): Gerard Byrne, Josefin Lindebrink, Francisco Lopez, Haroon Mirza, Arnont Nongyao and the Chiang Mai Collective, and Minoru Sato. Invited artists (2017): Peter Cusack, Moritz Fehr, Marco Fusinato, Jennie Guy, Christina Kubisch, and Hans Rosenström.
    Funding Agency
    Dublin City Council
    Date From
    2015
  • Title
    Entanglement
    Summary
    Entanglement was Ireland's pavilion for the 17th International Architecture Biennale at Venice. A large-scale immersive media pavilion exploring the relationship between architecture and data infrastructure in Ireland. Disseminated through three exhibitions with leading contemporary art venues. Curated and developed by Annex (Sven Anderson, Alan Butler, David Capener, Dona Lally, Clare Lyster and Fiona McDermott).
    Funding Agency
    Culture Ireland & The Arts Council of Ireland
    Date From
    2020
    Date To
    2022
  • Title
    Collection
    Summary
    Collection is a composite body of work centred on a six-channel outdoor sound installation at Glebe House and Gallery accompanied by a limited edition vinyl double LP. The material for the work is drawn from the late painter Derek Hill"s music collection, exploring resonant forms developed from passages of opera music that feature specific voices. Featured in the permanent collection of the Office of Public Works (OPW). Presented in a second version in the context of the installation This Voice (2022).
    Funding Agency
    The Office of Public Works
    Date From
    2021
  • Title
    The Office for Common Sound (OCS)
    Summary
    The Office for Common Sound (OCS) is an inclusive public project space devoted to researching the role of sound within specific communities and developing new research methodologies in cooperation with members of the public. The project has been developed through two major iterations, first in a vacant retail unit in Bray (2016) and then in Dublin in the NCAD Gallery (2019)
    Funding Agency
    Wicklow County Arts Office & The National College of Art and Design.
    Date From
    2016
  • Title
    A Visibility Matrix
    Summary
    A Visibility Matrix is a collaboration between artists Sven Anderson and Gerard Byrne, taking the form of an algorithmic multichannel video and sound installation with contributions from over 70 artists and filmmakers around the world. Disseminated through four exhibitions with leading contemporary art venues. Editors: Matthew Bakkom, Victoria Brooks, Moritz Fehr, Igor Grubic, Dan Kidner, Nikos Papastergiadis und Oraib Toukan. Contributors: Daniel & Marie Law Adams, Rosa Aiello, Matt Bakkom, Rosa Barba, Eric Baudelaire, John Beattie, Ericka Beckman, Maeve Brennan, Andreas Bunte, Duncan Campbell, Matija Debeljuh, Dennis Del Favero, Willie Doherty, Jeanette Doyle, Moritz Fehr, Diego Ferrari, Darko Fritz, Rene Gabri & Ayreen Anastas, Mariam Ghani & Chitra Ganesh, Ross Gibson, Judith Goddard, Jennie Guy, Louis Haugh, Kathy High, Klara Hobza, Jere Ikongio & Katja Kellerer, Ivan Marusic Klif, John Lalor, Charles Lim, Jeanne Liotta, Lovid, Hrvoje Mabic, Nicholas Mangan, Fiona Marron, Ed Mattiuzzi, Peter Maybury, Ronan McCrea, Conor McGarrigle, Toni Mestrovic, Abinadi Meza, Suzanne Mooney, Nadija Mustapic, Arnont Nongyao, Tadhg O"Sullivan, Dietmar Offenhuber, Matt Parker, Jack Phelan, Piyarat Piyapongwiwat, Jason Quinlan, Eugenia Raskopoulos, Lucy Raven, Ben Rivers, Karl Ingar Røys, Adam Sekuler, Craig Smith, Michael Bell Smith, Sean Snyder, Stephanie Spray, Danae Stratou, Daniel Von Sturmer, Jose Carlos Teixeira, Leslie Thornton, Gabriele Trapani, Sara Velas, Clemens von Wedemeyer, Grace Weir, Jeremy Welsh, Krzysztof Wodiczko and Tintin Wulia.
    Funding Agency
    The Arts Council of Irleland
    Date From
    2018
  • Title
    Sound-Frameworks: Collaborative Frameworks for Integrating Sound Within Urban Design and Planning Processes
    Summary
    Sound-Frameworks is an action-led research project that explores how to introduce critical considerations of sonic experience within the design of the public realm. Sound-Frameworks enacts a discursive space to accelerate dialogue between artists, architects and urban designers and to advance an understanding of how sound and listening can influence the design of urban territories. Hosted by Theatrum Mundi (UK), Sound-Frameworks is supported by partnerships with Arup (UK), UrbanIdentity (CH), Struer Kommune (DK), the University of Oxford Faculty of Music (UK) and the Sound Studies Lab at the University of Copenhagen (DK). This project received funding from the European Union"s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101032632.
    Funding Agency
    The European Commission
    Date From
    2021
    Date To
    2023

Education, Cultural & economic geography, Social Justice, Education, Information & Communication Technology, Environment (incl.) Climate Change, Electrical & electronic engineering, Media Communications & Journalism, Humanities, Transport, Infrastructure, Manufacturing & Production, Communication engineering and systems; telecommunications, Architectural Design, Creative & performing arts, Population Health, Public & Environment Health,

Recognition

  • Engaging with Architecture Award. The Arts Council of Ireland. With The Office for Subversive Architecture. 2017
  • Public Art Commission. 'Tolka Nights'. The Office of Public Works (OPW), Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Meath County Council, and Create. With Matt Green, John D'Arcy, Jennie Guy, Conan McIvor, and Stuart Sloan. 2015
  • Curatorial Bursary Award. The Arts Council of Ireland. 2016
  • Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship (MSCA IF). Society and Enterprise Panel. The European Commission (EC). 2021
  • Visual Art Bursary Award. The Arts Council of Ireland. 2013
  • Visual Arts Bursary Award. The Arts Council of Ireland. 2021
  • Strategic Project Award. 'The Office for Common Sound'. Wicklow County Council. 2016
  • The National Pulse Memorial and Museum International Design Competition. Shortlisted proposal. Orlando, USA. With Heneghan Peng Architects and Gustafson Porter + Bowman. 2019
  • The UK Holocaust Memorial International Design Competition. Honourable mention. London, UK. With Heneghan Peng Architects and Gustafson Porter + Bowman. 2018
  • Represented Ireland in the 17th International Architecture Biennale at Venice. With Annex. 2019
  • The European Soundscape Award. Issued by the European Environment Agency (EEA). 2014
  • Resident Artist. The Fire Island National Seashore. The US. National Park Service. 2014
  • Public Art Commission. 'The Manual for Acoustic Planning and Urban Sound Design'. Dublin City Council. 2013
  • Visual Art Project Award. The Arts Council of Ireland. 2012
  • Open Call Project Award. The Arts Council of Ireland. With Gerard Byrne. 2016
  • Engaging with Architecture Award. The Arts Council of Ireland. With The Office for Subversive Architecture. 2016
  • Visual Arts Bursary Award. The Arts Council of Ireland. 2023
  • Research associate. Theatrum Mundi. Current
  • Co-founder and member. Annex. Current
  • Co-founder and editorial board member. Interference: A Journal of Audio Culture. 2013
  • Member. Réseau International Ambiances. Current
  • Co-founder and co-director. Soun.Din. 2003
  • Company secretary. Art School. Current
  • Peer reviewer. The Journal of Artistic Research. 2021
  • Peer reviewer. Seismograf. 2023
  • Guest critic. The Bartlett School of Architecture. University College London. Design for Performance & Interaction MArch. 2022
  • Editorial board member. Interference: A Journal of Audio Culture. 2011 - 2014
  • Selection panel. St. Catherine"s National School. Rush, Co. Dublin. Per cent for art commission. 2017
  • Selection panel. The Arts Council of Ireland. Visual Arts Project Award. 2022
  • Keynote respondent. Artistic, Architectural and Political-Economic Performance. The Museum der Moderne Salzburg. 2023
  • Panel member. Globale: Next City Sounds. Panel: Current Perspectives on Acoustic Planning. ZKM Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. 2015
  • Peer reviewer. Cities and Health Journal. Taylor & Francis. 2019
  • Session chair. Sounding Out the Space: An International Conference on the Spatiality of Sound. Session: Sound in Urban Space. Technological University Dublin. 2017
  • Keynote artist. The Irish Sound, Science and Technology Association. 2012
  • Peer reviewer. Architectural Tools in Urban Planning and Design. CRC Press. 2019