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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, double standards in Europe, creativity in sheer survival strategies, Climate refugees, genocides in the making, modern afro-futurism, Radical Computer Music and circuit bending.
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
In the podcast SON[I]A #256 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
Raqs is a word in Persian, Arabic and Urdu for the hypnotic state that whirling dervishes enter when they whirl but it may also be read as an acronym for Rarely Asked Questions.
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
Factory of Sound is workshop of improvised electroacoustic music for children at the age of 8 to 11.
SON[i]A #305 Anton Kats
Process, liminality, mediation, transmission, radio, resonance, orality, archive, and abundance.
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.
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
potential wor(l)ds: making spaces on our own terms
Light+ Season 3: Who’s Doing The Washing Up?Episode 2
Send and Receive: Maia Urstad and Anton Kats (MAKU)
Light+ Season 3: Who’s Doing The Washing Up? Episode 3
Cuñas, topes y sujetapuertas / doorstops, wedges and holding space: Jordi Ferreiro and Andrea Francke
Light+ Season 3: Who’s Doing The Washing Up? Episode 4
There ought to be a word: Aliyah Hussain and Anna Bunting Branch in conversation with Devils’ Dyke Network
Light+ Season 3: Who’s Doing The Washing Up? Episode 5
Lighthouse maintenance tools: Emma Wickham and Eva Rowson
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.
Video – 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.
Video – 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 – Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kühne
Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kühne in conversation with Fridaymilk
Interview – Timothy Morton, MC Schmidt & Jennifer Walsh
Timothy Morton, M.C. Schmidt & Jennifer Walshe in conversation with Arie Altena
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 – 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 new podcast, Irish artist John Gerrard talks about his initial fascination with 3D scanners and about how they led him to develop his current practice, about his conception of time in art, and a particular way of understanding simulation: somewhere between contemplation and the critical gaze.
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 a sustainable audience development
A literature review about the audience development of 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 – Re-Imagine Technology Workshop
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.
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.
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
Eastman is the Matter at Hand deals with legacies of Julius Eastman (1940–1990), the queer African-American avant-garde artist; and Amy Ashwood Garvey (1897–1969), the political activist.
Fictions of the Real
What has happened to the cinematic fictions that set out to make sense of our times?
Stoffel Debuysere – Panel Discussion
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
Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa reflects on the similarities and differences between the contexts and research processes of her work
Interview – Nina Pixel at A4
Nina Pixel performed at A4 in Bratislava on the Pentacle 15.3 Surround Sound System.
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 and performance – Bolka & Rosa Menkman
Artists Bolka and Rosa Menkman talk about creating virtual worlds and perform at NEXT 2018 | Advanced Music Festival.
Interview – Spatial Microtonal Guitar Quadrophonic Live Show
Gosheven performed during NEXT 2018 | Advanced Music Festival in Bratislava.
Interview – Untitled
Yi Joun Kang performed during NEXT 2018 | Advanced Music Festival in Bratislava on the Pentacle 15.3 Surround Sound System.
Interview – Deformation Studies
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
Exploring, and questioning, the power structures that circulate and maintain histories and narratives.
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 – Hospitality, Secrecy and Other Useless Movements
The following interview began as a series of questions to Thaemlitz and Rassel by Eva Rowson, and developed as the transcript for their radio show.
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 by A4 – 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
Uncover, speak up, push forward, all this needs courage.
Democracy: A Security Risk?
For some years, an authoritarian turnaround has occurred in different parts of the world. Autocratic governments increasingly regard democracies as a security risk.
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 – 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 – 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 – Solveig Suess
Solveig Suess talks about her research on the Silk Road, particularly its infrastructural aspects, neoliberalism, and more.
Interview – 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 – 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.
Video 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.