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Echo Chambers and Bubble Breakers Excerpt
This excerpt of the full-length panel discussion which explores the question of how socio-political discourses and democratic participation can shape themselves when more and more people – intensified by the consumption of so-called ‘social media’ – remain in their bubbles on their islands and drift apart instead of moving towards each other.
Quo Vadis Technology?
In this discussion, the panellists share their experiences with and visions of technology and human interaction of the future.
We Are What We Hear – How Music Makes Us Who We Are
Have you ever wondered why music makes you feel so good? In the interactive demonstrations Harry Witchel performs with one or two classical musicians, and they take turns, with Witchel explaining, and the musicians demonstrating live, how the body and the brain are influenced by different kinds of music.
Altered States of Consciousness
Everyone’s talking about drugs. The annual UN report estimates that 271 million people worldwide used drugs (2017), 35 million of them severely dependent. This panel discussion will feature two outstanding authors who have approached the topic in very different ways, Norman Ohler and Daniel Pinchbeck.
Decolonizing Technologies Speculative Fiction Workshop
Contemporary information and communication technologies pretend to bind the whole world together enforcing permanent contentedness and “always-online” as the only right way of living. This workshop proposes a collective deconstruction of contemporary Internet-based technologies in terms of their cultural, racial, ethnic and other biases.
Eco Emergency, Psychospiritual Crisis and Plant Medicine
Collective efforts to raise awareness around climate emergency seem to be gaining momentum. However, a question arises – as the survival clock ticks, are the current narratives and actions being taken enough to prevent climate breakdown from happening?
Elevate Festival 2020 – Persuasion Lab (ad.watch)
The Persuasion Lab, presented by Nayantara Ranganathan from India and Manuel Beltrán from Spain at esc medien kunst labor during Elevate 2020, provides an infrastructure to interrogate the workings of political advertisements on FACEBOOK Inc.
Elevate Festival 2020 – Elevator Music
This year, the Schlossberglift in Dom im Berg was covered for the first time: in a work conceived as a permanent sound installation, the Finnish musician Jimi Tenor presents his version of elevator music.
Elevate Festival 2020 – Acousmonium
One of the central cooperations this year is with IEM, the Institute for Electronic Music in Graz, and the renowned Parisian institution INA GRM. The legendary Acousmonium, designed by Bayle, will be specially set up for in the György Ligeti Hall of Graz’s Mumuth.
Human Nature – Elevate Festival 2020 Trailer
‘Human Nature’ is an audio-visual installation which reflects on the theme of truth through the gaze of artificial intelligence.
Follow the Data: Corruption, Leaks & People vs. Power · Disruptive Fridays #14
In this special edition for the 4th CIJ Logan Symposium Collective Intelligence, we hold a panel discussion on how open-source intelligence tools and collective strategies reconfigure investigations. Moderated by Tatiana Bazzichelli, this talk brings together investigative television journalist Natalie Sedletska, software artisan and ethical hacker Denis “Jaromil” Roio, and data team lead at OCCRP Friedrich Lindenberg.
ReImagine Culture · Disruptive Fridays #13
ReImagine Culture episode re-visits the question of the strategies to keep working with art and culture when the contexts of sharing are so limited with three speakers that have been trying out creative solutions for resistance to the isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and hear from them how they have worked on reimagining culture in times of corona.
Global Surveillance in the Data Society · Disruptive Fridays #12
On September 11, Disruption Network Lab is organising Disruptive Fridays 12#: Global Surveillance in the Data Society, a preview of the conference DATA CITIES: Smart Technologies, Tracking & Human Rights, which reflects on the discourse of surveillance and human rights during the coronavirus crisis, and will reconnect it to another event that reshaped our society: 9/11.
Play or Get Played · Disruptive Fridays #11
Play or Get Played episode explores video game utopias and playable political satires with Marloes de Valk, Chloê Langford, and Gabriel Helfenstein.
Shadows of Control · Disruptive Fridays #10
A new episode of Disruptive Fridays focuses on the response to the coronavirus outbreak in South Eastern European countries: North Macedonia, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The guests will examine and question the execution of some political decisions in the region, the different political styles, misinformation and the lack of dialogue with the citizens.
Crossing Borders: Sub-Saharan Communities of Care & Resistance · Disruptive Fridays #9
Global. That is the definition and the reality of a pandemic. Yet, most attention and resources are confined by human made borders. Hosted in collaboration with Bridge Figures, Disruptive Fridays #9 connects with creative and activist communities in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa to learn and share about responses relevant to local and global communities.
Empowerment vs Power – Strategies for Justice & Equality · Disruptive Fridays #8
This week’s speakers all have specific experiences from the fight for justice & equality, against racism, poverty, marginalization, homelessness, criminalization and police brutality. What can we learn from their struggles & achievements, to inform our own fights around the world?
Whistleblowing During COVID-19 · Disruptive Fridays #7
Disruptive Fridays #7 – Whistleblowing During COVID-19 focuses on the role of whistleblowers during COVID-19 and discusses the importance of exposing the truth during the pandemic.
Harm Reduction and Queer Care · Disruptive Fridays #6
The sixth edition of Disruptive Fridays features a conversation about harm reduction within queerfeminist self-organized communities that welcome queers, trans, POC and neurodivergent people to discuss, test and learn about psychoactive substances.
Lockdown or Crackdown? · Disruptive Fridays #5
Disruptive Fridays #5 – Lockdown or Crackdown? – features Stellan Vinthagen, Mauro Mondello and Jonas Frankki who discuss what is happening at the moment in countries like Poland and Hungary, and discuss what effective activism and resistance might look like during lockdown.
Virus Tracking & Surveillance · Disruptive Fridays #4
The fourth edition of Disruptive Fridays features a conversation between Lauri Love, Joana Moll, Julian Finn and Tatiana Bazzichelli who discuss the implications of tracking and data retention on everyday life, as well as the necessity to implement technology for collective care while respecting privacy and surveillance concerns.
Pirate Care · Disruptive Fridays #3
The third edition of Disruption Network Lab’s new programme stream – DISRUPTIVE FRIDAYS features a conversation between Valeria Graziano, Natasha Falkov and Elena Veljanovska who speak about self-organized care initiatives in times of Corona in North Italy and Berlin.
Makers vs. Virus · Disruptive Fridays #2
In the second edition of Disruption Network Lab’s new programme stream – DISRUPTIVE FRIDAYS, the guests will speak about critical making in times of corona: how can we use digital fabrication techniques such as 3D printing and laser cutting in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic?
Creative Solutions and Resistance to Isolation · Disruptive Fridays #1
In the first episode of Disruptive Fridays, the guests share ideas for creative solutions and resistance to the isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
ACTIVATION: Collective Strategies to Expose Injustice
ACTIVATION: Collective Strategies to Expose Injustice bringst together the different communities, collaborators and initiatives that worked with them over the course of the year through their Activation community program, and looks back together at our conference topics of 2019.
DATA CITIES: Smart Technologies, Tracking and Human Rights
The 20th conference of the Disruption Network Lab, curated by Tatiana Bazzichelli & Mauro Mondello, focuses on smart city visions for the future, addressing the implications of new data policies, as well as analysing the unintended negative consequences of tracking and surveillance to our privacy and freedom.
EVICTED BY GREED: Global Finance, Housing & Resistance
EVICTED BY GREED investigates how speculative finance drives the global and local housing crisis, and gathers experts & activists from around the world to share and find counter-strategies.
DISRUPT THE SYSTEM NOT THE CLIMATE: Surveillance, Climate Change & Global Conflict
DISRUPT THE SYSTEM NOT THE CLIMATE is Disruption Network Lab’s closing event of 2019, which wraps up the 2019 conference series ‘The Art of Exposing Injustice’, as well as the first year of the Activation community programme.
Talks and Readings Series by Bergen Kunsthall
A series of recorded talks and readings with local and international artists and writers created in response to the limitations in the live program capabilities in 2020.
Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje and Katarina Barruk – Avant Joik
A recording from Avant Joik´s concert that took place on September 4, 2020 at Bergen Kunsthall on the occasion of this year’s festival exhibition opening with Joar Nango.
Interview with Amalia Roxana Filip and Boris Vitázek – Language Exercises for Sonic Spaces (LESS)
An interview with Amalia Roxana Filip and Boris Vitázek who performed a new audiovisual performance LESS commissioned by the NEXT Festival 2019.
Interview with Morton Subotnick
An interview with composer and performer Morton Subotnick who made a collaborative performance with video artist Lillevan ta NEXT Festival 2017.
Interview with Russell Haswell
An interview with electronic and multidisciplinary artist Russell Haswell electronic and multidisciplinary who preformed at NEXT Festival 2019.
Interview with Mariska de Groot – Stirred Mandala II
An interview with Mariska de Groot recorded at NEXT Festival 2019.
Stirred Mandala II
Stirred Mandala II performance arises from her ongoing research on optical sound and spiral movements in body and machine and is a result of Mariska’s residency at A4.
Interview with Keith Fullerton Whitman
An interview with composer and performer Keith Fullerton Whitman recorded during NEXT Festival 2019.
Interview with Jennifer Walshe
An interview with musician and artist Jennifer Walshe who presented her performance IS IT COOL TO TRY HARD NOW? at NEXT Festival 2019.
Interview with Data Koroptev: Ondrej Zajac, Ondřej Ježek, and Václav Šafka
An interview with Slovak and Czech musicians Ondrej Zajac, Ondřej Ježek, and Václav Šafka recorded during NEXT Festival 2019.
Interview with Mikko Savela
An interview with a Swedish improviser Mikko Savela who performed during NEXT Festival 2019.
Interview with Lars Holdhus/TCF
An interview with artist and musician Lars Holdhus aka TCF who created his new work during a residency commissioned by A4 and presented at NEXT Festival 2019.
Interview with Erik Nyström – Intra-action
An interview with UK-based Swedish composer and performer Erik Nyström who presented his multichannel computer music
work Intra-action at NEXT Festival 2019.
Interview with Martin Messier
An interview with composer, performer and videomaker Martin Messier recorded during NEXT Festival 2019
Interview with Michela Pelusio – SpaceTime Helix
An interview with audiovisual artist Michela Pelusio who presented her performance SpaceTime Helix at NEXT Festival 2019
Interview with Doron Sadja
An interview with American artist, composer, and curator Doron Sadja whose work explores modes of perception and the experience of sound, light, and space.
Interview with John Richards – Dirty Electronics Workshop Ensemble
John Richards explores the idea of Dirty Electronics that focuses on shared experiences, ritual, gesture, touch and social interaction. Dirty Electronics has been commissioned to create sound devices for various arts organisations and festivals and has released a series of hand-held synths on Mute Records.
Interview with Jiří Suchánek – Experimental Music Instruments Workshop
Interview with artist and musician Jiří Suchánek about Experimental music instruments workshop for children which took place in December 2019
SON[I]A #309: Terike Haapoja
Finnish artist Terike Haapoja invites us to imagine this posthumanism: a hybrid, expansive, empathetic “we” with room for ambiguity and difference and for interspecies political understanding, in which the morbid fantasy of human exceptionalism and the hierarchy of species is put to rest once and for all.
This new episode of Roc Jiménez de Cisneros’ OBJECTHOOD series features conversations with Diego Falconi, Rick Dolphijn, Dave Phillips, and music by Kali Malone.
Who’s Doing The Washing Up?
This report reflects on what re-imagining means and could mean in practice for cultural institutions. Specifically, the report reflects on two commissions developed with the artist Jordi Ferreiro for Bergen Kunsthall (NO) and Lighthouse Brighton (UK).
SON[I]A #272: Goodiepal and Pals
In this podcast, Goodiepal plays a borrowed Casiotone VL-1 VL-Tone as he talks about art’s failure to have real impact, the best place to hide stuff, contracts and hacks, creativity in sheer survival strategies, climate refugees and more.
SON[I]A #277: Marina Gržinić
Instigator of the first subcultural punk and LGBT movements in the former Yugoslavia, Marina Gržinić is the author of more than a dozen critical theory books as well as an artist with an extensive career in collaboration with Aina Šmid.
SON[I]A #256 Nina Power
Nina Power shares her thoughts on the ideological power of language, on systems of state violence, surveillance and control, and on the need to reverse the savage logic of neoliberalism through strategies such as commoning and her own notion of ‘decapitalism’.
SON[I]A #278: Jean-Luc Nancy
In this podcast, Jean-Luc Nancy goes back to these and other questions addressed in the pages of “À l’écoute”, a book that is both controversial and often quoted in the broad field of contemporary sound and listening studies.
SON[I]A #280: Raqs Media Collective
In this podcast Raqs Media Collective founder Monica Narula talks about raga, the technological body, public domain, the ineffability of time, the Mahabharata, politics of language, exhaustion, dilation and the legibility.
SON[I]A #261 Jennifer Lucy Allan
In this podcast Allan talks about foghorns, meteorology and aurality, about volumes, distance and communities, about sounds disconnected from their function, holes in YouTube, amateur archivists and holes in official archives.
SON[I]A #281: José Luis Barrios Lara
In his work, Barrios reflects on the insurmountable aporias that arise in contemporary global capitalism, between the free market economy and democracy as a political and legal system.
Factory of Sound
A video highlighting the thinking and process behind Factory of Sound, KONTEJNER’s educational programme of improvised music for children.
Anton Kats on MÆKUR: Deleted scenes
In these outtakes, Anton Kats talks about the transition from MAKU to MÆKUR, about slowing down and opening up listening spaces, and about contextual and emotional infrastructure in art practice.
SON[I]A #305 Anton Kats
In this podcast we opt for extensive, durational listening, enthralled by Anton Kats’s verbiage, charisma, and intuitions. We talk about the Europe of integration through his embodied experience, about memory, dementia, and different ways of not knowing.
Blackouts: Invisible (Hi)stories and Collective Amnesia
This video registration of a conversation between artists and writers Sandra Mujinga, Jeannette Ehlers, Christelle Oyiri and Samuel Girma discusses what it means to work with invisible (hi)stories.
Interview with Otomo Yoshihide
Interview realised when Yoshihide came to A4 on the 4th of October.
SON[I]A #296 – Nora Sternfeld
In this podcast, Nora Sternfeld problematises the educational turn and talks about the crisis of the museum model, radical pedagogy, emancipatory practices and alliances, para-institutions, unlearning strategies and collective knowledge projected into the future.
SON[I]A #298 – Helen Pritchard
Through her artworks, writing, talks and workshops, Pritchard seeks to articulate a different social political gaze on code and computation.
Citizens of Evidence: Forensic Architecture: Horizontal Verification and the Socialised Production of Evidence
At the heart of Forensic Architecture’s ‘counter-forensic’ practice is an understanding of the production of evidence as a collaborative enterprise by civil society, in which situated knowledge speaks in coalition with technical, legal, and journalistic expertise.
Light+ Season 3: Who’s Doing The Washing Up? Episode 1
A live recording from Potential Wor(l)ds in which artists Aliyah Hussain and Anna Bunting Branch, Marlborough Theatre , Co-Artistic Director Tarik Elmoutawakil and Devils’ Dyke Network , organisers Claudia Treacher and Violeta Marchenkova share their strategies for making spaces on their own terms.
Light+ Season 3: Who’s Doing The Washing Up? Episode 2
Artists Maia Urstad and Anton Kats share their collaborative project MAKU, and how they explore different ways of working with radio as tools for communication, programming and listening.
Light+ Season 3: Who’s Doing The Washing Up? Episode 3
Artists Jordi Ferreiro and Andrea Francke discuss their shared interests in how cultural organisations can open up to include different perspectives and voices in the way they work.
Light+ Season 3: Who’s Doing The Washing Up? Episode 4
Claudia Treacher and Violeta Marchenkova from Brighton-based collective Devils’ Dyke Network interview artists Anna Bunting Branch and Aliyah Hussain about their collaborative project Potential Wor(l)ds on feminist science fiction, printmaking and experimental sound-making.
Light+ Season 3: Who’s Doing The Washing Up? Episode 5
Curator Eva Rowson and Emma Wickham share their favourite ‘Lighthouse maintenance tools’ to reflect on how the building works, what keeps it going – and who’s doing the washing up.
GRM Tools workshops for amateurs
This video offers an impression of a hands-on workshop organized by INA GRM that introduces non-professional musicians to musical creation from an electroacoustic perspective
Interview with Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kuhne – The Informals
The piece is an interview of the creators of the audiovisual performance The Informals / Неформалы during their June performance in A4.
Modular synthesis Workshops with VCV Rack
Three-part workshop Modular synthesis with VCV Rack with Ondřej Spiritz A video from the three-part practical workshop for electronic audio enthusiasts – Modular Synthesis with VCV Rack.
KRAA (Festival of truly contemporary music)
Produced by A4 as a part of Re-Imagine Europe proje”KRAA” is a long spring night festival of Slovak musical creations with a slightly ironic (but also slightly truthful) subtitle “festival of truly contemporary music”.
Interview with Nina Pixel at Sonic Acts
Interview by Oleg Khardatsev and Zhanna Guzenko / Fridaymilk for the Sonic Acts Festival 2019.
Interview with Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kühne
Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kühne in conversation with Fridaymilk for the Sonic Acts Festival 2019.
Interview with Timothy Morton, MC Schmidt & Jennifer Walsh
Timothy Morton, M.C. Schmidt & Jennifer Walshe in conversation with Arie Altena for the Sonic Acts Festival 2019.
SON[I]A #291 Irit Rogoff
In this podcast, Irit Rogoff explores and develops new models of research, action, and education that are activated where artistic practices meet philosophies and politics.
SON[I]A #287. Sofía Olascoaga. Deleted scenes.
Ràdio Web MACBA digs up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Sofía Olascoaga that they were unable to include the first time around.
Interview with Okkyung LEE at PRÉSENCES électronique 2019
Okkyung Lee’s piece was written for computer generated sounds, pre-recorded materials and cello and it was created during the residence at Ina GRM, Paris, in January 2019.
In 2018, artist-educator Jordi Ferreiro (Barcelona, Spain) collaborated with Johanne Hauge Gjerland, Linnea Halveg and Lisa Holmås of Bergen Kunsthall’s young people’s association Unge kunstkjennere (UKK) on a series of workshops investigating the architecture and functions of Bergen Kunsthall.
Viral is a project by Lighthouse for 16-25 year olds who want to work in the creative and digital industries, but who don’t have the opportunities, facilities and connections they need. The project is for young people from diverse backgrounds, including those not in work or training.
SON[I]A #289 John Gerrard
In this podcast, Irish artist John Gerrard talks about his initial fascination with 3D scanners and about how they led him to develop his current practice.
SON[I]A #288 Teal Triggs
In this podcast, Teal Triggs talks about the historical background of zines and their key role in generating communities outside of the mainstream, from community newsletters to dada publications by way of science-fiction, 1950s rock and roll, and activist zines.
SON[I]A #287: Sofía Olascoaga
In this podcast, Sofía Olascoaga gives an overview of the activist history of Cuernavaca (MX). From the 1950s to the 1980s, Cuernavaca attracted several generations of intellectuals and activists becoming a testing ground for social initiatives.
Re-Imagine Europe: Towards Sustainable Audience Development
A literature review of Urban Paradoxes about audience development strategies within Re-Imagine Europe.
SON[I]A #285 Bernard Stiegler
In this podcast Bernard Stiegler talks about education and smartphones, translations and linguists, about economic war, climate change, and political stupidity.
Interview with Melanie Terrade
Artist Melanie Terrade ran a hands-on workshop exploring how everyday technologies can be redesigned to be more environmentally friendly.
SON[I]A #283: Boris Charmatz
In this Podcast, Boris Charmatz reflects on how to address power structures within the artistic field.
Human Nature || Elevate Festival 2019
‘Human Nature’ is an audio-visual installation by Jeremy Carne which reflects on the theme of truth through the gaze of artificial intelligence.
Recap — Sonic Acts Festival 2019
Under the title HEREAFTER, Sonic Acts explored the genesis of our current crisis – what happens in the hereafter – by reflecting on the issues we are forced to confront on a daily basis.
Echo Chambers and Bubble Breakers
This panel explores the question of how socio-political discourses and democratic participation can shape themselves when people remain in their bubbles.
Truth in Immersion?
In this panel discussion we want to explore visions and experiences alike. Where are we heading to in terms of VR experiences, 3D Sound and Fulldome Media? Artists, musicians, coders and festival makers will discuss perspectives and implications of immersive experiences of various formats.
EXTRA: Raqs Media Collective / Monica Narula. Deleted Scenes.
Radio Web MACBA digs up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Monica Narula that were unable to be included the first time around.
A reading of Amílcar Cabral’s agronomic writings exposes substrata of a syntax for liberation later performed in guerrilla language and the struggle against Portuguese colonialism in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde.
Eastman is the Matter at Hand
This talk by The Otolith Group – Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun – who will be joined by Annie Fletcher, will focus on the importance of this Afrofuturist artist and expand on ideas in making the film. In May 2019, the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, will present the first large scale solo exhibition of The Otolith Group. The exhibition is curated by Annie Fletcher.
Fictions of the Real
During the Sonic Acts Festival 2019, Stoffel Debuysere asks the questions: what has happened to the cinematic fictions that set out to make sense of our times?
Stoffel Debuysere Q&A on Fictions of the Real
Stoffel Debuysere’s talk about Fictions of the Real as part of the Fiction of Memory panel.
Setting the Record Straight
A panel discussion with The Ololith group (GH/UK) and Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa (UK), moderated by Emily Pethick (UK/NL)
Carrying Yours and Standing Between You
During the Sonic Acts Festival 2019, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa reflects on the similarities and differences between the contexts and research processes of her work
Interview with Nina Pixel at A4
Interview realised when Nina Pixel performed at A4 in Bratislava on the Pentacle 15.3 Surround Sound System.
Interview with Robert B. Lisek
Robert B. Lisek talks about the AIAM Workshop during which he used artificial intelligence to create sound, visuals, performances, installations and interactive media.
EXTRA: Goodiepal & Pals. Deleted Scenes.
Goodiepal & Pals talk about aesthetics vs politics; traveling by train and stopping in places; fascism and racism in Scandinavia; the cultural appropriation confusion; hacking, and more.
Interview with Bolka & Rosa Menkman
Artists Bolka and Rosa Menkman talk about creating virtual worlds and perform at NEXT 2018 | Advanced Music Festival.
Interview with Gosheven
Gosheven performed during NEXT 2018 | Advanced Music Festival in Bratislava.
Interview with Ji Youn Kang
Yi Joun Kang performed during NEXT 2018 | Advanced Music Festival in Bratislava on the Pentacle 15.3 Surround Sound System.
Interview with Hugo Esquinca
Hugo Esquinca performed during NEXT 2018 | Advanced Music Festival in Bratislava on the Pentacle 15.3 Surround Sound System.
Fedde Ten Berge & The Pentacle 15.3 Surround Sound System
Fedde ten Berge performed during NEXT 2018 | Advanced Music Festival in Bratislava on the Pentacle 15.3 Surround Sound System.
Plattform: On Maintaining Circulation
The afternoon brings together artists, researchers and archivists to think about how histories and narratives are circulated, recorded and archived, and how the power structures that maintain this circulation could be interrupted for other voices to enter.
Manual – How We Can All Make It To The Future
Spektrum describes how they built up a community structure, how communities were formed, how they developed and which issues were faced.
EXTRA: Jodi Dean. Deleted Scenes.
Jodi Dean talks about vocabularies & theory as a weapon, school shootings, and companies taking the role of legislators.
Interview with Eva Rowson, Terre Thaemlitz and Laurence Rassel
The following interview began as a series of questions to Thaemlitz and Rassel by Eva Rowson, Curator of Landmark at Bergen Kunsthall, and developed as the transcript for their radio show “Hospitality, Secrecy and Other Useless Movements”.
EXTRA: Maia Urstad. Deleted Scenes.
In this podcast Maia Urstad talks about nostalgia, time pips, AM-radio, FM and DAB, about the importance of ska, and more.
Fero Király on “Sonic Pi Workshop for Children”
A4 hosts Slovak pianist, musician and programmer Fero Kiraly for an experimental digital music workshop.
Interview with John Chantler
John Chantler shares aspects of his work and performance during his interview with A4.
SON[I]A #268: Jodi Dean
For years, the work of Jodi Dean has been activating debates in academia and activism, combining tools from the fields of political philosophy, feminism, and psychoanalysis.
EXTRA: Jennifer Lucy Allan. Deleted Scenes.
Radio Web MACBA digs up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Jennifer Lucy Allan that were unable to be included the first time around.
EXTRA. Nina Power: Deleted Scenes.
Radio Web MACBA digged up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Nina Power that were unable to be included the first time around.
Kateřina Zochová on “And Then The Silence Smiled”
And then the silence smiled is a children’s workshop led by Czech artist Kateřina Zochová.
Feminism is for Everybody!
While progress has been made in many regions of the world and women do have more rights, freedoms and opportunities than in the past, we are far from having achieved true liberation and equality.
Fearless Journalism: Reporting from the Front Lines
At the Elevate Festival 2018, Kate Brooks, John Goetz, Gaby Weber, Julia Herrnböck, Sarah Harrison ask questions: what does this right mean for journalists who need to take great risks to spread information, and for those who prefer to be hidden? What does it take to engage in fearless journalism? And when does journalism become activism while staying true to the facts?
Democracy: A Security Risk?
Activists Raul Zelik, Andrea Kretschmann, Martin Balluch, Tamara Ehs, Brigitte Kratzwald talk about the repression they experience in their day-to-day work and experts talk about the tightening of laws that accompany the heightened anti-terrorism measures, while discussing possible strategies for dealing with anti-democratic currents.
In her mostly political and often ironic works, Andy King frequently deals with themes of the digital age.
A case for how research can contribute to creating entirely fictional art and worlds.
Through a network of activities, patten seeks to explore the envisioning of a positive, non-dystopic collective future by asking: how do we make it to 3049?
Interview with patten
UK duo patten talks about their work “3049”, “unpacking processes of artistic knowledge”, and more.
Somewhere between presentation and performance, Sam Rolfes, wearing a motion-capture suit, sketches the outlines and contorted intersections of VR directorial story-play and combines them with expressionist 3D puppetry.
Total Liquidity Now
This presentation comes from a speculative reality five years from now, told in the experiential world of Patternist, an augmented reality demo game for urban research, alternative economies, and sci-fi visions.
Interview with Jennifer Walshe
Jennifer Walshe talks about how research feeds into art, our perception of time, fictional rethinking of musical history, and more.
What, of Art, Belongs to the Present?
In the research lab that is established for this occasion, Rick Dolphijn and Sonic Acts Academy explore how art comes to matter – how it occupies, intervenes in, or deterritorialises objects, resisting the realities of the present.
Interview with Solveig Suess
Solveig Suess talks about her research on the Silk Road, particularly its infrastructural aspects, neoliberalism, and more.
Interview with Lorenzo Pezzani
Lorenzo Pezzani shares aspects of the “Logistical Nightmares” programme and the applicability of research beyond the academic context for intervention in the “real” world, and more.
Introduction to ‘Unpacking the Processes of Artistic Knowledge’
Susan Schuppli introduces Sonic Acts Academy’s challenge of ‘unpacking the processes of artistic knowledge’.
Introduction to Logistical Nightmares
Logistical Nightmares is a yearlong programme of events, workshops, pedagogical experiments, and field investigations.
Charmaine Chua examines the irrational rationalities of obsessions with monstrosity in the logistics industry.
AAA Cargo: Notes from the Undercurrent
The planetary-scale ambitions of the New Silk Road are drawing new geometries across vast regions between China and Europe.
Vertical is a 30-minute live performance that manifests the failure of unstable arrangements.
Recap Video – Sonic Acts Academy 2018
From 23 to 25 February, Sonic Acts took up residence in Amsterdam-Noord for the second edition of Sonic Acts Academy – a new platform geared towards unpacking the processes of artistic knowledge.
Interview with Mario de Vega & Victor Mazón Gardoqui
Mario de Vega and Victor Mazón Gardoqui talk about their works, cooperation and involvement at the Sonic Acts Academy.
Negotiating with Reality: Artistic and Curatorial Research
Nora Sternfeld’s lecture follows curatorial and artistic strategies of knowledge production as exploration, investigation, imagination, and/or reflection.
Číslizvuk / Doe / Kudla
Within the framework of Re-Imagine Europe A4 commissions Jano Doe and Adéla Kudlová to create an audiovisual performance with the Číslizvuk-syntheziser.