All art works commissioned in the framework of Re-Imagine Europe
Lee Gamble1 1 Artists Lee Gamble Commissioner A4 Location Bratislava (SK) Format Sound Performance Sound designer/junglist/composer and DJ Lee Gamble’s output defies clear cut genre categorization – from roots as a...
Mariska de Groot1 1 Artists Mariska De Groot Commissioner A4 Location Bratislava (SK) Format Installation Intrigued by the phenomena and history of optical sound, Mariska de Groot makes comprehensive analog light-to-sound instruments...
For this year’s NEXT festival, Nyström has developed an immersive multichannel live performance
SON[I]A #298 – Helen Pritchard1 1 Artists Helen Pritchard (UK), Yoneda Lemma (UK) Commissioner Ràdio Web MACBA Location Format podcast Listen In this podcast, Helen Pritchard discusses some of her works and collective projects,...
What If We Made A Video Game And It Was Like Dark Souls And All The Characters Were Artists
WIWMAVGAIWLDSAATCWA is an enclosure of the audiovisual inputs of reality into the space of art that formally unifies performance and exhibition with the practices of organized interpersonal relationships.
I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess
I would rather be a cyborg than a goddess is a project by female art collective Ljubavnice (‘mistresses’) consisting of six young artists, who start the creation of their seventh member – an artificial identity.
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 #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.
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.
Distorted Constellations is an exhibition that uses sound, projections and holograms to immerse the audience in the imagined landscape of the artist’s brain.
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.
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.
SON[I]A #283: Boris Charmatz
In this Podcast, Boris Charmatz reflects on how to address power structures within the artistic field.
Electrical Walks (No. 74)
Electrical Walks is a public walk with special sensitive wireless headphones by which the acoustic qualities of electromagnetic fields become amplified and audible.
틈 / Teum (The Silvery Slit)
틈 / Teum (The Silvery Slit) is a piece written for computer generated sounds, pre-recorded materials, and the cello.
A white laser beam moves over a large surface and draws lines and curves which are only visible for a very short moment before they disappear…
Accidental Geopoetics (Reality Patch Living Poster)
Accidental Geopolitics is an introduction to the navigation infrastructure of the Sonic Acts event in Stedelijk.
The Informals / Неформалы
The Informals / Неформалы is partly an autobiographical work, partly a universal statement on the notions of decentralisation, collectivism, and non-conformist ways of living in the digital age.
In order to make the fast pace of the truth discourse in digital, political space (Twitter) visible in real time, a generative data sculpture is created.
‘Human Nature’ is an audio-visual installation which reflects on the theme of truth through the gaze of artificial intelligence.
Sound as Weapon, Sounds 4 Survival
Phoebe Collings-James and Jamila Johnson-Small work with their multi-dimensional bodies as the primary technology and source material for a collaborative live performance.
TIME TIME TIME
Time. If no one asks us, we know what it is. Or at least we know what one of the different versions of it is.
Lee Gamble (UK) exposes us to a new type of digital theater, a unique and futuristic filmic world blurring the distinction between non-musical sound, music and dance floor, a push and pull between reality and fictional worlds.
SON[I]A #281: José Luis Barrios Lara
In this podcast, José Luis Barrios Lara reflects on the founding myth of the West, modernity, and the invention of the other.
SON[I]A #280: Raqs Media Collective
In this podcast, Monica Narula talks about raga, the technological body, public domain, the ineffability of time, the Mahabharata, and more.
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 #278: Jean-Luc Nancy
RWM and Jean-Luc Nancy talk about the body as an echo chamber and as a sensible and sentient presence, about silence as the “infinite extremity of sound”, and the role of sound and listening in the context of political practice.
SON[I]A #277: Marina Gržinić
Marina Gržinić talks about amnesia, biopower and necropolitics, about borders and volumes, and more.
Bolka + Rosa Menkman
Bolka and Rosa Menkman collaboratively developed an audiovisual performance presented at NEXT Festival 2018 at A4.
Bias Loop (The Pentacle 15.3 Surround Sound System)
A4 and Sonic Acts have commissioned Nina Pixel to develop new sound works to be played on ‘The Pentacle’ sound system.
Untitled (The Pentacle – 15.3 Surround Sound System)
A4 and Sonic Acts have commissioned Ji Youn Kang to develop new sound works to be played on ‘The Pentacle’ sound system.
“Who’s Doing the Washing Up?” #4: On Maintaining Circulation
Artists Maia Urstad and Anton Kats combine their shared practices and interests in forms of communication technology, the ways in which stories are circulated, recorded and archived and how narratives of technological developments routinely overlook how and by whom these tools have been developed.
Deformation Studies on Dimension and Structure for Fifteen Point Three
A4 and Sonic Acts have commissioned Hugo Esquinca to develop new sound works to be played on ‘The Pentacle’ sound system.
“Who’s Doing the Washing Up?” #3: Hospitality, Secrecy, and Other Useless Movements
How can hospitality, silence and secrecy be tools for social organising? Terre Thaemlitz explores this question during a two-day residency and several performances at Bergen Kunsthall.
SON[I]A #272: Goodiepal and Pals
In this podcast, Goodiepal plays a borrowed Casiotone VL-1 VL-Tone as he talks about art, double standards in Europe, creativity in sheer survival strategies, Radical Computer Music, and more.
“Who’s Doing the Washing Up?” #2: Potential Wor(l)ds
Aliyah Hussain and Anna Bunting-Branch collaborate for the first time during their residency at Bergen Kunsthall.
“Who’s Doing the Washing Up?” #1: Other Supports
Artist-educator Jordi Ferreiro (ES) investigates organisational structures through participatory performance, play and learning experiments.
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 #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.
Last Dance: The Wave Epoch
Lighthouse invites an audience to imagine what culture will be like 2000 years in the future, through a unique collaboration between Elijah, GAIKA, Haroon Mirza and Jack Jelfs.
Re-Imagined Futures: Mimosa Pudica
Gaia Fugazza presents a performance that imagines a future where humans expand their knowledge through interaction with other species (specifically plants).
SON[I]A #256 Nina Power
In the 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’.
John Chantler at PRÉSENCES éléctronique
For 2018 Ina GRM invited Sweden based artist John Chantler to work with the new version of the Coupigny Synthesizer, the legendary synth created in late 60’s at GRM studio.
Machine Learning City
Machine Learning City is a project about the emerging role of cities and their citizens as databases.
Rashad Becker Performing on a Sonible IKO 3D-Sound Speaker
As a mastering engineer, the Berlin-based composer and producer Rashad Becker intensively deals with musical timbres, textures and tactile hearing.
For Elevate, Andy King created a series of photographed portraits of whistleblowers that were deformed beyond recognition using various digital glitch techniques.
For Elevate Festival in collaboration with Sonic Acts, media artist Karl Klomp designs the lighting and video design for the various programmes.
Blue(s) in Green to the 31 Limit
Blue(s) in Green to the 31 Limit elaborates on concepts of space and continues earlier experiments in micro-tonality, just intonation, and the space of sound.
Číslizvuk / Doe / Kudla
A4 commissions Jano Doe and Adéla Kudlová to create an audiovisual performance with the Číslizvuk-syntheziser.