The work of German artist Anke Eckardt encompasses installations and sculpture, teaching, and theoretical discourse on the phenomenology of sound. Her large-scale installations and sculptures use ultrasound and infrasound in combination with other media and materials in motion such as water, concrete, and beams of light.
Born in Dresden and currently based in Berlin, Eckardt studied under Sam Auinger, Holger Schulze, and Sabine Sanio at the University of the Arts (UdK) in Berlin, where she was granted a fellowship to pursue an MA in sound studies under the mentorship of Christina Kubisch. With a professional background in sound engineering, she defines her primary field of research as sonic spaces, and investigates basic components of space through both artistic and theoretical approaches. A monograph on the topic was published by Revolver in January 2014, and she also taught a seminar at UdK seminar in winter 2013/14.
Eckardt's work has been presented both throughout Germany and internationally in exhibitions at Ars Electronica, NEMO, Steirischer Herbst, CTM, Skanu Mesz, and European Media Art Festival, among other events and conferences. Notably, her multi-sensory installation piece "BETWEEN | YOU | AND | ME," which was presented at CTM.12 and co-produced by the ECAS festival network, received an Honourary Mention in the "Digital Musics and Sound Art" category of Prix Ars Electronica 2012.