Search results for 2011
Kontraste Festival 2012
The new Kontraste Festival -Imaginary Landscapes- took place for the first time from 14 to 16 October 2011 in Krems, Austria. Kontraste capitalized on the synergy of its special regional location and setting in combination with a strong international line-up. Kontraste 2011 was curated by Sonic Acts. sonicacts.com/kontraste/2011
Hillel Schwartz - Emergency (audio only)
The closing lecture by Hillel Schwartz, is in the form of a series of rhymed sonnets. Hillel Schwartz (US) is a poet, translator, public arts consultant, and cultural historian. His 1000-page Making Noise. From Babel to the Big Bang and Beyond has just been published by Zone Books and distributed by...
Tim Maughan: Watching Paint Die (Sonic Acts XV, 2013)
About Sonic Acts XV - The Dark Universe: The Dark Universe is the unknown universe, the universe that remains mysterious. The Dark Universe is also the weird universe that draws us in and enfolds us in its shroud, blacker than burned black. Seekers of the unknown and the undiscovered must be able to...
Tim Maughan interviews Liam Young
SONIC ACTS RESEARCH SERIES #7 One of the speakers at the next Sonic Acts Festival is speculative architect Liam Young. Together with Kate Davies he runs the Unknown Fields Division, ‘a nomadic design studio that ventures out on annual expeditions to the ends of the Earth exploring unreal and forgotten landscapes, alien terrains and obsolete ecologies’.
An interview with Hillel Schwartz
SONIC ACTS RESEARCH SERIES #9 During Dutch Design Week, on Saturday 25 October 2014, Sonic Acts presented ‘A Day of Noise’ in Temporary Art Centre (TAC) in Eindhoven. The keynote speaker was cultural historian Hillel Schwartz, undoubtedly one of the world’s foremost experts on noise.
Interview Jananne Al-Ani
RESEARCH SERIES #24 Born in Iraq, London-based artist Jananne Al-Ani engages with the politics of the image. In her works in photography, film and video, Al-Ani interrogates our ways of seeing by undermining the structures of scale and perspective in which visual culture is shaped. While her conceptual application is subversive, her methods are gentle, often resulting in evocations of assumptions which are quietly unsettled. Julian Ross interviewed Al-Ani when she attended the Sonic Acts Festival in 2015 for the screening of her two films Shadow Sites I and Shadow Sites II.
Interview with Karl Lemieux
RESEARCH SERIES #16 Live presence is not often considered to be a part of cinema, but Karl Lemieux thinks it should be. Using 16mm projectors as his principal tools, the Montreal-based artist employs various tactics to manipulate both the film material and apparatus itself during the act of projection—an approach that results in a distortion of the image. Working with Swedish composer and sound artist BJ Nilsen, Lemieux shot footage on the border between Russia and Norway. This would be the basis of their collaborative performance, unearthed, presented at the 2015 Sonic Acts Festival in Amsterdam.
Progress Bar in Amsterdam!
We’re thrilled to announce that Sonic Acts, Viral Radio and Lighthouse will present a special season of Progress Bars in Amsterdam. Starting with the first event on 16 January 2016, Progress Bar is a night for cutting edge thinking and dancing that presents a lively mix of talks, screenings, performances and a club in a single night.
Tim Maughan: Watching Paint Die
SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL – THE DARK UNIVERSE Tim Maughan: Watching Paint Die 24 February 2013 – De Balie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands --- Groundbreaking science fiction writer Tim Maughan has been exploring augmented reality for several years now, particularly in his critically acclaimed collection Pa...
Saskia Sassen - In the Shadows of Powerful Systems
SONIC ACTS FESTIVAL – THE DARK UNIVERSE Saskia Sassen: In the Shadows of Powerful Systems 23 February 2013 – De Balie, Amsterdam, the Netherlands --- A powerful explanation is like a sharp circle of light on a dark street. But the more powerful that light, the more difficult it is to see what li...
Mark Williams: The Human Impact from a Geological ‘Anthropocene’ Perspective
SONIC ACTS Festival - The Geologic Imagination Mark Williams: The Human Impact from a Geological ‘Anthropocene’ Perspective 26 februrary 2015 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, the Netherlands --- The history of human evolution extends back for more than two million years, and in all that time humans and th...
Hillel Schwartz Interview
During Dutch Design Week, on Saturday 25 October 2014, Sonic Acts presented A Day of Noise in Temporary Art Centre (TAC) in Eindhoven. The keynote speaker Hillel Schwartz, was interviewed by Sonic Acts on this occasion. Hillel Schwartz (US) is currently the Holtzbrinck Fellow at the American Academ...