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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.