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Re-Imagine Europe publication
Re-Imagine Europe publication collects articles, essays, interviews and reports about audience engagement for interdisciplinary arts organisations.
Time To Listen, Space To Experiment
Time to Listen, Space to Experiment: Perspectives from Re-Imagine Europe 2017-2021 is the publication that concludes the Re-Imagine Europe project.
What Art Can Do
For this article, Karoline Rugle interviewed Hilde Marie Pedersen, head of education at Bergen Kunsthall, about their approach to youth arts education.
Son[i]a #339: Aho Ssan
In this podcast Ràdio Web MACBA talk to Aho Ssan about his grandfather’s lost trumpet and about an Ivory Coast jazz band that’s impossible to track down. Along the way, we share the cinematic tension of his debut LP Simulacrum and the various routes that led him there.
Son[i]a #338: Andrea Ballestero
RWM talk to Andrea Ballestero about aquifers and amorphous futures, about imagination as an essential part of the academic research process, and about the potential of bureaucratic practices as cogs in a possible machinery of change—which does not necessarily have to involve large-scale global transformations.
Interview with Lucy Railton – Forma
An interview with British violoncellist and composer Lucy Railton who presented her sound piece ‘Forma’ at A4 in August 2021.
Sounding the Future
Interviewed by Karolina Rugle, the artists Rian Treanor and Jiří Suchánek, as well as Slávo Krekovič and Ľudovít Nápoký of A4, reflect on two workshops they organised for children.
Interview with Shibuya Motors
An interview with the death-jazz (or avant-core) project Shibuya Motors that brought a wild improvisational storm to A4 .
Son[i]a #337: Raw Material Company
In this conversation, Marie Hélène Pereira and Fatima Bintou Rassoul Sy—two key members of Raw Material Company—discuss a situated feminist and decolonial practice that focuses on doing rather than enunciating and categorizing.
UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA: Summer Creative Training
In the frame of the international “UTOPIA/DYSTOPIA” research & creation residency project, the company Gray Box organised a free intensive training, designed for people who want to create and initiate instead of execute and follow.
Lorem – Distrust Everything
Distrust Everythin is an AV installation in 4 episodes realized through artificial intelligence systems and 3D photogrammetries, which immerses the visitors within an uncanny, synthetic dream realized by a neural network.
Zanshin – I GONG
The audio installation “I Gong” by musician and artist Gregor Ladenhauf aka Zanshin, set up in the Chinese pavilion, makes the “I Ching”, the Book of Changes, sound with the help of a gong.
Rdeča Raketa – … and cannot reach the silence
Rdeča Raketa combines abstract electronic sounds with heavy beats, inspired by acousmatic and industrial music, as well as hip hop. The artful interweaving of spoken and sung language coalesces with the collaged sound material.
The pandemic as momentum. What did the Corona crisis evoke in us: solidarity or selfishness or both? Who did the momentum of the crisis harm, who did it benefit?
Social Movements, Authoritarian Temptations?
Is the excitement around the broad field of identity politics exaggerated or is this kind of increasing public polarisation attacking the principles of freedom of expression and thus also the ideals of an open, pluralistic society and the Enlightenment?
Club Culture X Culture
For a long time, clubs were treated like normal night gastronomy that had to hold its own on the free market. But does it make any difference at all if what happens in some clubs is given the label “culture”?
Son[i]a #335: Samaneh Moafi
In this podcast, Samaneh Moafi turns a gaze to notions of ecocide, negative commons and environmental violence in pursuit of accountability and change.
And still, we move
This text is a journal that has been written in collaboration with the artists that took part in the Pier residency, as well as artists working with Lighthouse as a result of the call, and the Lighthouse team and trustees.
Son[i]a #334: DeForrest Brown, Jr. | Speaker Music
In this podcast, Ràdio Web MACBA talk to Deforrest Brown about Detroit veterans, broken futures, Reaganomics, screams, government sanctioned murder, and Disco Demolition in the post-truth era.
Book – All Thoughts Fly: Monster, Taxonomy, Film
All Thoughts Fly: Monster, Taxonomy, Film is a narrative assemblage of prose and image. At once personal, historical and theoretical, the book continues the authors’ inquiry into the curious presence of taxonomies of monsters at the heart of Early Modern European science.
Building an International Audience at GRM
In November 2020 Arie Altena interviewed François J. Bonnet, composer, musician and director of INA GRM in Paris. They discussed the ways in which GRM interacts with and builds its international audience.
The Informals II (exhibition trailer)
This video trailer provides a glimpse of The Informals II exhibition and some of Brighton’s young musicians and the community around AudioActive that facilitated the creation of this art project.
Digital Futures · Disruptive Fridays #24
Disruptive Fridays #24 “Digital Futures” features projects from The New New fellowship. The projects explore the multitude of possible digital futures where migrant, BIPOC, queer, trans and marginalized genders voices reclaim intersectional digital spaces.
Expanding the Stream · Disruptive Fridays #23
In this episode the speakers share ideas and practices on how to develop experimental online formats, expanding the potential of digital culture, for festivals, workshops and other events, and share experiences that had a positive cultural impact so far.
Sissel Marie Tonn – Plastic Hypersea
In this video Sissel Marie Tonn talks about the research that preceded and inspired the project Plastic Hypersea
Son[i]a #331: Eyal Weizman
In the second conversation with founding director of Forensic Architecture Eyal Weizman, Ràdio Web MACBA explore further the nuances of their sophisticated research practice, this time focusing on the notions of time and duration from a forensic perspective in order to unfold multiple temporalities from an instant.
Ecoes is a new periodic magazine from Sonic Acts Press. The magazine continues Sonic Acts’ emphasis on artists and thinkers proposing alternatives to the anthropocentric view that sees Earth and the non-human world as an endless resource.
Radio Beyond Radio: The Ràdio Web MACBA Working Group
An interview with members of the Ràdio Web MACBA Working Group.
Online Events: What Works? · Disruptive Fridays #22
This episode brings together three speakers that have worked on different types of online events to share their tips, tricks & experiences on organising and managing events online.
Legacy of Resistance – Rediscovering Yugoslavia’s Partisan History · Disruptive Fridays #21
This episode of Disruptive Fridays discusses the shared memory and culture built on the legacy of Yugoslavia.
Avant Joik – ‘Live In Bergen’
‘Live In Bergen’ is the first release by Alan Joik, a project by Katarina Barruk (joik, vocals) and Maja S. K. Ratkje (vocals, live electronics).
Basically Limited Vinyl Release
Limited edition pink marble vinyl LP of ‘Basically’ by Nikima Jagudajev, Jordan Balaber and Lester St. Louis.
In this article, Tatiana Bazzichelli and Lieke Ploeger of Disruption Network Lab explain how their vision of ‘examining the intersection of politics, technology, and society, to expose the misconduct and wrongdoing of the powerful’, is achieved through bringing together communities of trust in highly focused conferences and meet-ups.
Global Fallout: Covid-19 in Africa, Latin America & Beyond · Disruptive Fridays #20
This episode of Disruptive Fridays is taking a look at the global implications (and unintended consequences) of Covid-19 – with Jaqueline discussing her research as part of Global Integrity’s Anti-Corruption Evidence Programme, as well as Madlen Davies and Ido Vock.
Who’s doing the washing up?
This excerpt from ‘Who’s doing the washing up?’ gives an insight into the programme of institutional interventions of the programme at Bergen Kunsthall and Lighthouse, and reflects on the process, the experiences of the participants, and the reflections that resulted from it.
The Q In Qonspiracy · Disruptive Fridays #19
In this conversation between Wu Ming 1 and Florian Cramer, QAnon is discussed as a template for contemporary social-media-driven conspiracy fantasies that work simultaneously as games and a new kind of cults.
ReImagine Community: Collective learning and creative mentoring · Disruptive Fridays #18
This episode of Disruptive Fridays touches about community engagement, collective learning and creative mentoring, with speakers connected to UK-based art charity Lighthouse and Landmark/Bergen Kunsthall from Norway.
Lockdown Grooves Recordings
With “Lockdown Grooves”, the Elevate Festival 2021 shows its first artistic sign of life.
Lockdown Grooves: Katharina Klement
With “Vessel 1.2. / Suite pour une femme seule”, Vienna-based composer Katharina Klement created an intense, tense and yet subtle electroacoustic album released on Ventil Records.
Light+ Collective Imaginings Episode 3
In the final episode, Jamila is joined by Deborah Joyce Holman and Rabz Lansiquot to discuss collectivising, care and the limits of representation.
Son[i]a #323: Elaine Gan. Deleted Scenes.
Ràdio Web MACBA dug up some unreleased fragments of a conversation with Elaine Gan that were not included the first time around.
Radical Health Care · Disruptive Fridays #17
In this edition the guests discuss radical feminist health practices, and how they tackle the power mechanisms over gender, race and class in the health sector.
Light+ Collective Imaginings Episode 2
Episode Two – In conversation with Jemma Desai, join the discussion about their experiences of navigating hostile and inhospitable institutions, and ways we have found to protect our imaginations and resist capitalist productivity.
Are Kleptocrats the Big Winners of Covid-19? · Disruptive Fridays #16
In the first Disruptive Fridays episode of the year, Disruptive Network Lab is joined by award-winning investigative journalist and author Tom Burgis to discuss the opportunities that the pandemic has provided for kleptocracy to flourish.
Light+ Collective Imaginings Episode 1
In this podcast, Jamila speaks to Lucy Lopez and Rachel Noel about everything from creating communities, to informal meeting spaces, art-world-burnout and carving out space for ourselves and one another.
A Temporary Public
In this article, Margarita Osipian takes the Elevate Festival in Graz, Austria, and A4 in Bratislava, Slovakia, as case studies for examining how the format of workshops and informal education within a festival feeds into audience development.
Declaration of Independence
Two podcasts related to the on-going project Declaration of Independence by Barby Asante made in collaboration with podcast producer Femi Oriogun Williams and some of the womxn who took part in the workshop and performance in Bergen Kunsthall in 2020.
Son[i]a #319: John Richards/Dirty Electronics. Deleted Scenes.
Ràdio Web MACBA dug up some unreleased fragments of a conversation with sound artist John Richards/Dirty Electronics that were not included the first time around.
Son[i]a #323: Elaine Gan
In this podcast by Radio Web MACBA, Elaine Gan talks about crop science, feral technologies, the global pandemic, radical difference, the art of noticing, Matsutake mushrooms, and, of course, the blahblahsphere.
Teum (the Silvery Slit) 2019 by Okkyung Lee – Release by INA GRM
New digital album by INA GRM which includes the commissioned work Teum (the Silver Slit) by Okkyung Lee.
Son[i]a #320: Ji Youn Kang. Deleted Scenes.
Ràdio Web MACBA dug up some unreleased fragments of a conversation with sound artist Ji Youn Kang that were not included the first time around.
Son[i]a #318: Jonáš Gruska. Deleted Scenes.
Radio Web MACBA dug up some unreleased fragments of the conversation with the Slovak sound artist Jonáš Gruska that were not included the first time around.
The Factory of Sound
A long read about Factory of Sound, an educational programme by KONTEJNER (HR) for the youngest musicians of the future.
Re-Imagining the Digital Diorama
Re-Imagining the Digital Diorama is a reflection on the scope of online platforms in relation to the differing needs and desires of artists and cultural organisations.
Interview with Mats Gustafsson and Christof Kurzmann
An interview with Mats Gustafsson and Christof Kurzmann which was recorded during the NEXT Festival 2020.
Interview with KIN
An interview with KIN whose performances are characteristic for perfect synergy and a will to experiment and revisit now-obsolete jazz formulas.
Disruptive Fridays #15 · Colonial Borders & Counter Archives
In the conversation, Foundland collective will speak about their artistic practice in creating personal “Counter-archives” by means of alternative storytelling and documenting underrepresented narratives of migration, conflict, loss and memory. Daniela Ortiz will address her work with visual narratives on borders as a colonial discourse and crtically reflect on migration control systems and its legal structure.
Son[i]a #322: Hugo Esquinca
In this podcast, Hugo talks about his work and its ties to his upbringing – or how growing up in the hyperchaos of Mexico City relates to this fascination with speed, overabundance and syncretism.
NEXTalks 2020: Olivia Jack
An interview with Olivia Jack who led a two-day online workshop of Live Coding Visuals with Hydra at the NEXT Festival 2020.
NEXTalks 2020: Matthew Biederman & Pierce Warnecke
An interview with the Canadian-American duo Pierce Warnecke and Matthew Biederman recorded for NEXT Festival 2020.
Dorian Concept & Zanshin: Half Chance
Austrian musicians Dorian Concept and Zanshin were commissioned by Sonic Acts and Elevate festivals to create a composition with Max Brand’s historical modular synthesizer Moogtonium. As a continuation of the project, a new performance with the synthesizer was presented to the NEXT Festival 2020 audience.
BA – Unrated: Wayfinding
In the commissioned 3D audiovisual performative installation ‘Wayfinding’, digitally de-, and reconstructed somewhat glitchy footages of estranged, scenic landscapes, and the accompanying ambient sound swallows its viewer.
NEXTalks 2020: The Rodina
An interview with The Rodina, who was commisioned by A4 to create a virtual interactive 3D environment with several rooms and stages for the special online edition of the NEXT Festival 2020.
Interview with Fero Király
An interview with Fero Király who prepared a special set for NEXT 2020, Király created live with his favourite instrument – SuperCollider programming language.
NEXTalks 2020: Nikita Diakur
An interview with Nikita Diakur who made a video teaser (Claw Machine) for the NEXT Festival in order to promote the performances and workshops produced by A4 as part of the festival.
NEXTalks 2020: Dorian Concept & Zanshin
An interview with Austrian musicians Dorian Concept and Zanshin who were commissioned by Sonic Acts and Elevate festivals to create a composition with Max Brand’s historical modular synthesizer Moogtonium.
NEXTalks 2020: BA–Unrated (Blazsek & Nolasco)
An interview with BA–Unrated who presented their commissioned 3D audiovisual performative installation ‘Wayfinding’ at the NEXT Festival 2020.
Inter-Symmetric Workshop for Children by Rian Treanor
Through a series of listening exercises and musical activities within the workshop, children were invited to playfully respond to their sonic environment, creating drawings that were turned into graphic scores.
BORDERS OF FEAR: Migration, Security & Control
BORDERS OF FEAR brings together journalists, activists, media experts, lawyers, researchers and critical thinkers to unveil persecution, control, and cultural violence in relation to refugees and to people with a migration background.
Son[i]a #321: César Rendueles
Ràdio Web MACBA chat to César Rendueles about his new book “Contra la igualdad de oportunidades. Un panflento igualirtarista” (Seix Barral, 2020). the author talks about the myth of universal connectivity and technological dystopia. He also touches on necropolitics, necroeconomics, and the importance of social ties in processes of social change.
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.
Son[i]a #320: Ji Youn Kang
In this podcast, Ji talks about Korean ritual music, perfect 5ths and nature, resonating objects, noise, self-built instruments, uncertainty and tension, Wave Field Synthesis, and strategies to engage online audiences in meaningful communication.
Son[i]a #319: John Richards/Dirty Electronics
In this podcast, John Richards tells us about the Luddites and Leicester, touches on his views on functionality, control, and safety nets, and talks about his approach to speculative circuitry, authorship and composition.
Son[i]a #312: Lars Holdhus/TCF. Deleted Scenes.
Ràdio Web MACBA dug up some unreleased fragments of a conversation with sound artist Lars Holdhus that were not included the first time around.
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.
Son[i]a #314: Anja Kanngieser. Deleted Scenes.
Ràdio Web MACBA dug up some unreleased fragments of a conversation with political geographer and sound artist Anja Kanngieser that were not included the first time around. In this podcast, Anja Kanngieser reflects on expanded listening, on the inaudible, and on our anthropocentrism.
Son[i]a #318: Jonáš Gruska
In this podcast, Jonáš talks about resonating spaces, resonating surfaces, tramways, self-taught electronic circuitry, field recordings, fermentation, mushrooms, and unusual microphones.
Interview with Radian
An interview with Radian recorded during their performance at A4 in September 2020.
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.
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.
Son[i]a #317: Reni Hofmüller
In this podcast, Reni Hofmüller shares her obsession with dismantling the invisible in order to understand and question it. A trip through time that takes us from the 1980s to the present, through her personal involvement in feminist discussions from the perspective of new media.
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.
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 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.
Son[i]a #316: Jennifer Walshe
In this podcast, Ràdio Web MACBA talk to Jennifer Walshe about writing, annotating, teaching, collecting, eavesdropping, performing, faking, and a touch of machine learning.
SON[I]A #309: Terike Haapoja. Deleted Scenes.
Unreleased fragments of a conversation with Finnish artist Terike Haapoja that were not included the first time around.
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.
Son[i]a #314: Anja Kanngieser
In this podcast, we become the listeners as Anja Kanngieser reflects on expanded listening, on the inaudible, and on our anthropocentrism.
Crossing Borders: Sub-Saharan Communities of Care & Resistance · Disruptive Fridays #9
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.
Interview with Ljubavnice – I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess
Interview with the art collective Ljubavnice about their recent work “I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess”.
Son[i]a #293: Ramon Amaro. Deleted Scenes.
Ràdio Web MACBA dug up some unreleased fragments of the conversation with Ramon Amaro that were not included the first time around.
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?
EMS-REC_SAA2020 [objeto de acción parcialmente involuntaria]
An exclusive ten-minute set recorded in the main hall of Paradiso and pressed with rough edits of feedback manipulations* from a Buchla 200 synthesizer during Sonic Acts Academy 2020.
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.
Son[i]a #313: Joana Moll
In this podcast, Ràdio Web MACBA talk to Joana Moll about interfaces and their social implications, about technocolonialism, agency, surveillance, exploitation, speculation and, why not, about laughter.
Lucy Railton – Forma
Forma by Lucy Railton, is a work that burrows deep inside. It disorientates and teases, without malice. Its beauty lies in gentle projections, which, though subtle, leave deep impressions, like the wings of a nocturnal moth reflecting dark light.
Son[i]a #312: Lars Holdhus/TCF
In this podcast, Lars Holdhus advocates for presence and awareness. Between tea sips, he reflects on toolmaking and impact, A.I. and the obsession with flesh, human time and machine time.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Makers vs. Virus · Disruptive Fridays #2
In the second edition of Disruption Network Lab’s new programme stream – DISRUPTIVE FRIDAYS, the guests 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.
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.
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 Martin Messier
An interview with composer, performer and videomaker Martin Messier recorded during NEXT Festival 2019
Interview with Keith Fullerton Whitman
An interview with composer and performer Keith Fullerton Whitman recorded during NEXT Festival 2019.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?
Quo Vadis Technology?
In this discussion, the panellists share their experiences with and visions of technology and human interaction of the future.
In 2020, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Interview with MÆKUR
An interview with MÆKUR (Maiа Urstad, Eva Rowson and Anton Kats) who presented Conditions 2020 – A Live MÆKUR Radio Broadcast at Sonic Acts Academy 2020.
Žaburina, a multichannel sound performance commissioned by Ina GRM, had its world première at Sonic Acts Academy 2020.
Performance: Kali Malone
American composer and musician Kali Malone is based in Stockholm where she contests standardised tuning through utterly magical compositions. She performed at Sonic Acts Academy 2020 as part of the Expanded Experience programme.
Recap Video – Progress Bar (Sonic Acts Academy 2020)
Moving fluidly between rave and reggaeton, breakcore and ballroom, this special edition of the monthly club night, as part of Sonic Acts Academy 2020, features energetic hybrid performances, game demonstrations and live audiovisual premieres by some of club music’s most defiant voices permeating all corners of Paradiso.
The Altitudes is a twenty-minute multichannel piece which premiered at Sonic Acts Academy 2020.
Healing and Killing in the Underground
Daniel Mann’s talk features a screening of an episode from Eitan Efrat’s and Mann’s film The Magic Mountain (2020). Thinking the surface of the Earth against its volume is tracing the very limits of representation. Underneath the ground, human bodies become surfaces upon which the land leaves its mark, imprinted directly into the cells and tissue.
On ‘Reclaiming Vision’
A starting point of this talk is a film that was captured through a microscope. Reclaiming Vision takes the viewer on a journey through various ways of looking at, relating to and influencing nature.
Opening to the World of Sounds: Marja Ahti in conversation with François Bonnet
An interview with Finnish musician Marja Ahti by François Bonnet for Sonic Acts Magazine 2020
Long Throw: An Exploration of an Expanded Energetic System for Cello and Loud Speaker
At Sonic Acts, Anthea Caddy premièred a live performance that expands the physical properties of projected sound energy via amplified cello.
Interview with Philip Vermeulen – More Moiré²
An interview with Philip Vermeulen about his sensorially powerful audiovisual installation More Moiré².
Recap Video – Sonic Acts Academy 2020
Sonic Acts Academy 2020 takes its cue from inspiring artistic research with a special emphasis on experimentation and innovation. Informed by the urgency of the climate crisis and approaches to new futures, the Academy is an open invitation to listen, talk and learn with one another.
Vermeulen’s sensorially powerful audiovisual installation More Moiré² puts visitors’ senses to the test. In a virtual and abstract landscape of light, sound and moving moiré patterns, he constructs new worlds and dissolves others.
Sensitive States of Perception: Kali Malone in conversation with François Bonnet
An interview with American musician Kali Malone by François Bonnet for Sonic Acts Magazine 2020
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, Ràdio Web MACBA opt for extensive, durational listening, enthralled by Anton Kats’s verbiage, charisma, and intuitions. The artist talks about the Europe of integration through his embodied experience, about memory, dementia, and different ways of not knowing.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
NEXTalks 2019: Jennifer Walshe
Jennifer Walshe talked about her work, starting with the pieces she is performing, and also about her research in A.I. and it’s potential in experimental music and performance.
NEXTalks 2019: Michela Pelusio
Michela Pelusio introduced her groundbreaking work in the talk titled Beyond SpaceTime Helix which looke into the backstage of the performance she presented on Saturday 30th 2019 at A4 as part of NEXT Festival 2019.
NEXTalks 2019: Martin Messier
In his latest project FIELD, composer, performer and videomaker Martin Messier assumes it is possible to create sounds using electromagnetic fields in our environment.
ACTIVATION: Collective Strategies to Expose Injustice
ACTIVATION: Collective Strategies to Expose Injustice brings together the different communities, networks and initiatives that worked with Disruption Network Lab over the course of the year through the Activation community program, and look back together at the conference topics of 2019.
Interview with Mikko Savela
An interview with a Swedish improviser Mikko Savela who performed during NEXT Festival 2019.
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
In this podcast, Helen Pritchard discusses some of her works and collective projects, and talks about all sorts of double bonds.
Interview with Otomo Yoshihide
An interview with Japanese musician Otomo Yoshihide who performed at A4 in 2019.
Son[i]a #291: Irit Rogoff. Deleted Scenes.
Ràdio Web MACBA dug up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Irit Rogoff that were not included the first time around.
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 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.
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 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 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.
Interview with Nina Pixel at Sonic Acts
Nina Pixel in conversation with Fridaymilk for the Sonic Acts Festival 2019.
Interview with BJ Nilsen at PRÉSENCES électronique
An interview with BJ Nilsen who performed ORE during the 15th edition of the Présences électronique festival at Maison de la Radio.
Interview with Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kühne at Sonic Acts
Polina Medvedeva and Andreas Kühne in conversation with Fridaymilk for the Sonic Acts Festival 2019.
Interview with Timothy Morton, MC Schmidt & Jennifer Walsh at Sonic Acts
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.
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.
Son[i]a #287: Sofía Olascoaga. Deleted Scenes.
Ràdio Web MACBA dug up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Sofía Olascoaga that were not included the first time around.
Interview with BJ Nilsen at Sonic Acts
BJ Nilsen in conversation with Fridaymilk for the Sonic Acts Festival 2019.
Interview with Okkyung Lee at PRÉSENCES électronique
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 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.
Music Creation Workshop with the GRM Tools
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
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.
Interview with Dafna Naphtali
An interview with American musician Dafna Naphtali who performed at A4 together with Edith Lettner.
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.
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.
Son[i]a #286: Peter Zinovieff. Deleted Scenes.
Ràdio Web MACBA dug up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Peter Zinovieff that were no included the first time around.
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.
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.
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.
Liquid Truth is a new-media art project that is leitmotifically dedicated to an ancient way of speaking. The art piece was presented at Elevate Festival 2019.
Factory of Sound
A video highlighting the thinking and process behind Factory of Sound, KONTEJNER’s educational programme of improvised music for children.
Interview with Melanie Terrade – Re-Imagine Technology Workshop
Artist Melanie Terrade ran a hands-on workshop exploring how everyday technologies can be redesigned to be more environmentally friendly.
Interview with John Chantler at GRM Studios
Video report of John Chantler’s residency at the GRM Studios for his composition “Tomorrow is too late” using the Coupigny Synthesizer.
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.
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”.
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.
Truth in Immersion?: A Definition of VR by Gregor Ladenhauf
Gregor Ladenhauf’s definition of VR within the panel discussion “Truth in immersion” which explores visions and experiences alike.
Truth in Immersion?: Lee Gamble on Experiences with Ambisonic Space
A short excerpt of the panel discussion “Truth in immersion” which explores visions and experiences alike.
Truth in Immersion?: Eva Fischer’s Trifold Definition
Eva Fischer’s Trifold definition within the panel discussion “Truth in immersion” which explores visions and experiences alike.
Truth in Immersion?: Alba G. Corral on the Projectionist’s Fulldome Revolution
A short excerpt of the full length panel discussion “Truth in immersion” which explores visions and experiences alike.
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.
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? Virtual Reality, 3D Sound und Fulldome
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.
Son[i]a #280: 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.
Meteorisations: Reading Amílcar Cabral’s Agro-Poetics of Liberation
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 are joined by Annie Fletcher, focuses on the importance of this Afrofuturist artist and expand on ideas in making the film.
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?
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
TIME TIME TIME
TIME TIME TIME is an opera by Jennifer Walshe and Timothy Morton that explores the multiplicity of temporalities at the heart of being human.
Eastman is the Matter at Hand
This talk by The Otolith Group – Anjalika Sagar and Kodwo Eshun – who are joined by Annie Fletcher, focuses on the importance of this Afrofuturist artist and expand on ideas in making the film.
Fictions of the Real – Q&A and Panel discussion with Stoffel Debuysere
Q&A and panel discussion with Stoffel Debuysere after his talk about Fictions of the Real.
Setting the Record Straight — Panel Discussion
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
BJ Nilsen – ORE
ORE is a release by BJ Nilsen which includes recordings that the artist made over four years at locations connected to the mining of iron ore and coal in Norway, Russia and the Netherlands.
Interview with Nina Pixel – Bias Loop
Interview realised when Nina Pixel performed at A4 in Bratislava on the Pentacle 15.3 Surround Sound System.
Interview with Robert B. Lisek – AIAM Workshop
Robert B. Lisek talks about the AIAM Workshop during which he used artificial intelligence to create sound, visuals, performances, installations and interactive media.
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.
Elevate Festival 2019 – Truth
The 2019 edition of Elevate Festival is dedicated to exploring and debating one of the most important concepts of human society: Truth – and its many (un)secret siblings.
Son[i]a #272: Goodiepal and Pals. Deleted Scenes.
Radio Web MACBA dug up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Goodiepal that were not included the first time around.
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 #277: Marina Gržinić
In this podcast Marina Gržinić talks about amnesia, aphasia, and seizure, about biopower and necropolitics, about borders and volumes, corpus and corpses, about deathscapes, intestines, and holograms, and about the disturbing miniaturisation of affect and empathy, as a process that runs parallel to technological acceleration.
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.
Bolka & Rosa Menkman – Interview and Performance
Artists Bolka and Rosa Menkman talk about creating virtual worlds and perform at NEXT 2018 | Advanced Music Festival.
Interview with Gosheven – Spatial Microtonal Guitar Quadrophonic Live Show
Gosheven performed during NEXT 2018 | Advanced Music Festival in Bratislava.
Interview with Ji Youn Kang – Untitled
Yi Joun Kang performed during NEXT 2018 | Advanced Music Festival in Bratislava on the Pentacle 15.3 Surround Sound System.
Interview with Hugo Esquinca – Deformation Studies
An interview with Hugo Esquinca who 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.
Interview with Ssaliva
The Belgian producer Ssaliva demonstrated the audiovisual performance Greenery, which utilizes a generative video projection from a database of author photographs with nature motifs.
How We Can All Make It To The Future
In this guide, Spektrum describe how they built up a community structure, how communities were formed, how they developed and which issues were faced.
Son[i]a #268: Jodi Dean. Deleted Scenes.
Jodi Dean talks about vocabularies & theory as a weapon, school shootings, and companies taking the role of legislators.
Hospitality, Secrecy and Other Useless Movements – Interview
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”.
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 #264: Maia Urstad. Deleted Scenes.
Ràdio Web MACBA dug up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Maia Urstad that were not included the first time around. In this podcast, Maia Urstad talks about nostalgia, time pips, AM-radio, FM and DAB, and more.
Interview with Fero Király – 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.
Potential Wor(l)ds is a new project by artists Aliyah Hussain and Anna Bunting-Branch
This is a podcast about objects, in particular about theories that have recently brought us new perspectives on objects from contemporary art and theory.
Son[i]a #268: Jodi Dean
In the podcast Jodi Dean talks about communism as a still-latent project, about the Party as a scalable global form, about dystopian municipalism, anamorphic ecologies, and liberal democracies, about Not An Alternative and Liberate Tate as examples of sustainable activism practices at museums, and many other things.
Son[i]a #261: 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.
Son[i]a #261: Jennifer Lucy Allan
In this podcast Jennifer Lucy 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 #256: Nina Power. Deleted Scenes.
Ràdio Web MACBA dug up some unreleased fragments of the interview with Nina Power that were not included the first time around.
Interview with Kateřina Zochová – And Then The Silence Smiled Workshop
An interview with Czech artist Kateřina Zochová who hold a children’s workshop ‘And then the silence’
Son[i]a #256: Nina Power
In this podcast, 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”.
Feminism is for Everybody!
How can we achieve gender justice and liberation? This question is discussed by Elevate’s speakers and the audience of this panel discussion.
Fearless Journalism: Reporting from the Front Lines
At the Elevate Festival 2018, the guests 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.
‘SYSTEM ERROR’ is a series of photographs depicting five whistleblowers who sacrificed their safety and reputations for the sake of exposing systematic malpractice in governments and corporations. The project was presented at Elevate Festival 2018.
At a time when fake news and filter bubbles dominate our perception of the world, Walshe makes a case for historical re-imaginings, parallel histories, and alternative narratives as ways to make people visible and work toward a more inclusive future.
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 at Sonic Acts
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 at Sonic Acts
Solveig Suess talks about her research on the Silk Road, particularly its infrastructural aspects, neoliberalism, and more.
Interview with Lorenzo Pezzani at Sonic Acts
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. Mapping these constellations through footage, interviews, field recordings, and found WeChat videos, this lecture-performance features excerpts from Solveig Suess’s recent documentary AAA Cargo.
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 at Sonic Acts
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 commissioned Jano Doe and Adéla Kudlová to create an audiovisual performance with the Číslizvuk-syntheziser.
Performance: Fennesz + David Kollar + Zden
A4 commissioned perennial star of international electronic scene Fennesz to create a new audiovisual performance.
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.