The Noise of Being Exhibition
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Wed 1 Feb - Sun 26 Feb

Arti et Amicitiae



The Noise of Being exhibition speculates on the strange and anxious state of being human. Works by five international artists – Joey Holder, Justin Bennett, Kate Cooper,Pinar Yoldas and Zach Blas – function as portals into parallel realities, where the audience is invited to decipher weird histories and eerie futures, defy systems of power and control through queerness, explore synthetic alien biologies, take refuge within the hyperreal, and imagine other possible species and impossible environments. What does it mean to be human? How can we deal with the noise that surrounds us in our rapidly expanding societies? Will the introduction of more or advanced technology obscure our view, or help us to understand the world better? Because we are all entangled in a web of different encounters, can we strive for a world in which all (non)humans are equally (non)human? By envisioning fantastic and horrific narratives of an uncanny world with alternative modes of existence, the exhibition offers different strategies for understanding the noise of being. The exhibition is now open and can be visited until the end of Sonic Acts Festival. The five emerging artists have made site-specific and immersive installations that are commissioned by or restaged especially for Sonic Acts and will present their work in a series of events consisting of guided tours, workshops and artist talks in the weeks preceding the festival and during the festival conference.
We Need Sanctuary, Kate Cooper. Photo by Pieter Kers
Facial Weaponization Suite, Zach Blas. Photo by Pieter Kers
Designer Babies, Pinar Yoldas. Photo by Pieter Kers
Vilgiskoddeoayvinyarvi: Wolf Lake on the Mountains, Justin Bennett. Photo by Pieter Kers
Ophiux, Joey Holder. Photo by Pieter Kers
OPENING HOURS 2-26 FEB Tuesday — Sunday 12:00-18:00 hrs During the festival (23-26 Feb): 10:00 – 20:00 hrs GUIDED TOURS & EVENTS Wednesday 8 February 17:00-18:00 Guided Tour by Nicky Assmann (part of the curatorial team of Sonic Acts) 19-00-00:00 Taste The Doom at OT301 Wednesday 15 February 19:00-20:00 Guided Tour by Nicky Assmann (joined by Joey Holder) 20:00-21:00 An evening with Joey Holder at Spui25 Wednesday 22 February 19:00-20:00 Guided Tour by Nicky Assmann (joined by Zach Blas, Pinar Yoldas & Kate Cooper) TICKET PRICES 3 euros. Free entrance for students and Arti et Amicitiae members. Tickets can be bought at the door.
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