Magazine – Sonic Acts Academy 2020
Format: 19.5 x 28.5 cm Edited by Mirna Belina Published by Sonic Acts Press, Amsterdam Designed by The Rodina Magazine, 108 pp., English text, illustrated €6.00 The magazine is an accompanying publication to Sonic Acts Academy 2020. The 2020 edition of the Academy was a three-day festival at the intersection of innovative audio-visual and performative art and critical thinking, motivated by changes in the ecological, political, technological and social landscape. Taking place in Amsterdam from 21 to 23 February 2020, the Academy transformed the spaces of partnering institutions – Paradiso, De Brakke Grond, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and OT301 – into a thought-provoking live showcase of various engaged art forms. Three evenings offered a rich programme of live cinema, experimental concerts and progressive club nights. The Academy also invited visitors to join for a conference that featured cutting-edge emerging and well-known artistic voices. This magazine includes fascinating insights by researchers and artists, which invite us to rethink contemporary issues in the field of ecology, objecthood, perception, sound, queerness, apathy, and joy. It lifts the curtain to fully reveal current artistic reflections on the impact of planetary transformations caused by humans.