Sonic Acts Festival 2015: Early Bird Passepartouts
The Geologic Imagination - 26 February until 1 March 2015 We are very excited to announce the next edition of the Sonic Acts festival: The Geologic Imagination, which will take place in Amsterdam from 26 February to 1 March 2015. The festival includes a three-days conference, masterclasses, concerts, installations, a film programme, workshops, and a book. The Early Bird Passepartouts will go on sale on Saturday 1 November 2014. Only a limited number of tickets will be available at a special Early Bird price (70 euros, 60 euros for students/CJP/65+/Amsterdam Stadspas) until 31 December 2014 or until sold out, so you will have to be quick to snap them up! Early Bird Passepartouts: (from 01-11-2014 until 31-12-2014) Regular €70,- Students / CJP / 65+ / Amsterdam Stadspas €60,- Accreditation Professionals can apply for accreditation here. You will be notified within two weeks if your application is granted. Press can apply for accreditation by sending an email to Sanne Lohof, sanne[at]sonicacts[.]com The Geologic Imagination Inspired by geosciences, Sonic Acts zooms in on planet Earth. Fundamental to The Geologic Imagination is the thesis that we live in a new geological epoch, the Anthropocene. Human activity has irreversibly changed the composition of the atmosphere, the oceans, and even the Earth’s crust. Humanity has become a geological force. Consequently, the perspective has shifted from the human at the centre of the world to the forces that act on timescales beyond the conceivable. These ideas challenge us to rethink our attachments to the world, and our concepts of nature, culture and ecology. The way we see the world, understand the systems and processes of nature, and our intentions and interactions with the planet are central to The Geologic Imagination. With the festival we examine how art and science map and document new insights, and how the changes and transformations that occur on a geological scale can become something humans can feel, touch, and experience. Sonic Acts invites artists and theorists to reflect on these transformations and make them imaginable.