Book/Reader | Paperback | 144 pp. | English text | Illustrated | Designed by The Rodina and Mateo Broillet | Edited by Mirna Belina | Final editing and proofreading by Jason Coburn | Published by Sonic Acts Press, Amsterdam | 2018
To accompany the Sonic Acts Academy 2018, we published the Sonic Acts Academy Reader – a beautifully designed and printed collection of short essays, maps, interviews, stories, speculations, and visual contributions. These come from a number of the artists, designers, and speakers to provide invaluable insights into the exploration conducted and presented during the Academy.
The Sonic Acts Academy aims to unpack the processes of artistic knowledge, with a focus on educational practices and critical examination of knowledge production in the field of art. In keeping with the theme, the Reader is designed by The Rodina, a studio interested in self-reflection, critical design, and the reinvented connections between culture and technology.
The Reader presents many interesting contributions, including a speculative text about the role of the museum from the year 2030 from our keynote speaker, Nora Sternfeld; a text by Marcus Boon about the composer and mathematician Catherine Christer Hennix; a beautiful story by Nicole Hewitt from her project This Woman Is Called Jasna, a speculative history in nine instalments covering 20 years in the life of a woman from Vukovar who works at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia; a text about the history of the cargo container by Charmaine Chua; and research about sinkholes that rapidly started appearing in the past decades on shores of the Dead Sea (Sasha Litvintseva and Daniel Mann).
With contributions by Sonic Acts Academy participants: Ami Clarke, ArtScience Interfaculty Research Group (KABK), Catherine Christer Hennix, Charmaine Chua, Christina Kubisch, Christoph Cox, Colm McAuliffe, Concrete Flux / 流泥, Continuum Programme (ArtEZ), Daniel Mann, Dreamcrusher, Jennifer Walshe, Juha van ’t Zelfde, Marcus Boon, Marija Bozinovska Jones, Mario de Vega, Nicole Hewitt, Nora Sternfeld, Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, Sam Rolfes, Sasha Litvintseva, Shadow Channel, Stefan Wharton, The Rodina, Yun Ingrid Lee.
Table of Contents
- 6 Unpacking the Processes of Artistic Knowledge
- 8 Why Exhibit At All? An Answer from the Year 2030 by Nora Sternfield
- 18 Edges by Roc Jiménez de Cisneros
- 28 This Woman Is Called Jasna, Episode 7, Shadows by Nicole Hewitt
- 36 Laugther Comes from Flight, Fight, Freeze by Shadow Channel
- 42 Katamari Damacy: A Framework for Erasure by Yun Ingrid lee
- 46 Fascia 171208180222 by Marija Bozinovska Jones
- 50 The Currency of Data by Marija Bozinovska Jones in conversation with Ami Clarke
- 54 Radical Goals Interview with Sam Rolfes by Juha van ‘t Zelfde
- 62 Nihilist Queer Revolt Musik Interview with Dreamcrusher by Stefan Wharton
- 66 Sinkholes in Signification by Sasha Litvintseva and Daniel Mann
- 76 The Container: Stacking, Packing, and Moving the World by Charmain Chua
- 84 Translator’s Diary by Concrete Flux/流泥
- 88 Phlegms Roaring: Venom vs The Sinus Body by Mario de Vega
- 94 Continuum in Shenzhen by M. van Ool, I. de Vries, M. Galić, M. Pasmans
- 104 Intensive Cartography: Sensing the Shipyard by ArtScience Interfaculty
- 114 Invisible Cities Interview with Christina Kubisch by Christoph Cox
- 120 Never Compromise Interview with Catherine Christer Hennix by Marcus Boon
- 128 Jennifer Walshe’s Imaginary Archive of the Irish Avant-Garde by Colm Mcauliffe
- 132 Academy 2018 by The Rodina