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Interview with Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kühne at Sonic Acts


Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kühne


Sonic Acts





Polina Medvedeva is a Russian-Dutch filmmaker and artist based in Amsterdam. Her work researches the notion of informality, focusing on informal economies and non-conformist communal structures. Medvedeva’s works have been exhibited at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels, Al-Ma’mal Foundation for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, Rotterdam City Theatre, Art Brussels, and screened during IDFA Docs for Sale and on VPRO among others. She was a guest lecturer at the Public School for Architecture Brussels, Sandberg Institute Amsterdam, ArtEZ Zwolle and is a tutor and lecturer at the Utrecht School of the Arts.

Andreas Kühne is a Dutch drummer, instant composer and sound artist researching free improvisation in relation to radical digital culture and exploring the value of intuition, non-conformism and self-sufficiency through field improvisation and collaborations in film, design and fashion. Currently finishing his master’s degree in music at ArtEZ, Kühne is part of several audiovisual duos and experimental bands and is the founder and curator of the interdisciplinary concert series RAMSES/​MPRO in Amsterdam. Recently, he performed at Overkill Festival, State of Fashion Exhibition in Arnhem, in Jazz Festival, Muziekgebouw aan ​‘t IJ and at the Dutch National Opera & Ballet in Amsterdam. Andreas is artist-in-residence at Splendor collective and Ramses Shaffy Huis and teaches drums at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Interview by Oleg Khardatsev and Zhanna Guzenko / Fridaymilk

Photo Courtesy of the organisation

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