26 - 28 February 2016 Over the course of three days, Sonic Acts Academy invites artists, theorists, and scientists to expand on their research through lectures, concerts, film programmes, work presentations, masterclasses and workshops. The Academy relates to topics that are connected to the ‘dark matter’ theme Sonic Acts is currently investigating with its projects such as Dark Ecology and The Geologic Imagination, informed by the realisation that we live in the Anthropocene, and questioning how this forces us to rethink concepts of nature, culture, technology, and ecology.
Opening Sonic Acts at Stedelijk
Friday 26 February
19:00 - 22:00
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
15 / 10 / MJK 2,50
Maryanne Amacher Archive & Okkyung Lee & Joris Strijbos & Raphael Vanoli & WaSm (Frans de Waard / Jos Smolders) & Thomas Ankersmit & Dick Raaijmakers & Terry Riley & La Monte Young
The opening night of the Sonic Acts Academy will be celebrated at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Witness energetic acoustic and electronic live music, alternated with freshly restored sounds and images from pioneering artists. Also installations by Dick Raaijmakers, Terry Riley and La Monte Young.
Academy at de Brakke Grond
Sat 27 Feb - Sun 28 Feb
De Brakke Grond
20 / 17,50
Anton Kats & Katrina Burch & Heather Davis & Bill Dietz (Maryanne Amacher Archive) & Robert The (Maryanne Amacher Archive) & Susan Schuppli & Louis Henderson & Sally-Jane Norman & Ewa Justka & Ana Vaz & Morehshin Allahyari (#Additivism) & Daniel Rourke (#Additivism)
Sonic Acts Academy is a new platform that aims to grow, expand, sustain and disseminate stimulating discourse about artistic research. The Academy is set-up by Sonic Acts, which also organizes the internationally renowned Sonic Acts festival focusing on developments at the intersection of art, science and technology.
Sonic Acts at Paradiso
Saturday 27 February
15 / 12,50
Alx9696 & Chino Amobi & Angel-Ho & J.G. Biberkopf & Paul Jebanasam (Continuum A/V) & Tarik Barri (Continuum A/V) & Juha & Ewa Justka & KABLAM & Yoneda Lemma & Lotic & M.E.S.H. & Anna Mikkola & nkisi & Daïchi Saïto & Jason Sharp & SHALT & Sky H1 & SØS Gunver Ryberg & Toxe & Why Be & Lexxi & Visionist & GAIKA & Soraya & Yon Eta
This monumental Saturday night starts off with immersive audiovisual performances. Featuring over 20 DJs and live performances, the programme begins in the evening and continues until the early hours, presenting everything from experimental film to bass-heavy dance sets by international DJs and producers from acclaimed collectives such as Berlin’s Janus. This evening is a collaboration with Viral Radio.
Ewa Justka & Morehshin Allahyari (#Additivism) & Daniel Rourke (#Additivism) & Jennifer Lucy Allan & Susan Schuppli & BJ Nilsen & Jana Winderen
Sharpen your thinking and expand your artistic practice by attending the Sonic Acts Masterclasses. These short courses present a unique opportunity to gain in-depth insights into the theory and thinking, working processes and methods of internationally renowned artists and thinkers.