Sonic Acts Academy 2018: unpacking the processes of artistic knowledge

Sonic Acts Academy 2018: unpacking the processes of artistic knowledge

Sonic Acts

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February 9, 2018

Sonic Acts Academy 2018: unpacking the processes of artistic knowledge

February 23–25, 2018
Sonic Acts
Weteringschans 6 - 8
1017 SG Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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The second edition of Sonic Acts Academy takes place from February 23 to 25, 2018 at various venues in Amsterdam, including Dansmakers and Paradiso Noord – Tolhuistuin, with several pre-festival events at the EYE Filmmuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and Rijksakademie. Over the course of three days, Sonic Acts Academy will invite artists and thinkers to expand on their artistic research through lectures, artist presentations, films, performances and workshops.

Sonic Acts Academy 2018 will host artists and thinkers: Ane Hjort Guttu, Anni Nöps, Ase Manual, Benjamin Duboc, Birgit Bachler, Born in Flamez, Catherine Christer Hennix, Charmaine Chua, Christina Kubisch, Cocky Eek, Daniel Mann, Dinamarca, DJ Haram, DJ Lycox, Dreamcrusher, Drippin, Filipa César, Geng, Hilary Jeffery, Iris de Vries, Ivan Slipčević, Jelena Viskovic, Jennifer Lucy Allan, Jennifer Walshe, J.G. Biberkopf, Juha, Karl Klomp, Kei Kreutler, Kilbourne, Linn da Quebrada, Lorenzo Pezzani, Lyzza, Marcus Boon, Marcus Pal, Marija Bozinovska Jones, Mario de Vega, Martijn van Boven, M.E.S.H., Michele van Ool, Mijke Pasmans, Miron Galić, Moor Mother, Nicole Hewitt, Nora Sternfeld, PARADISE, patten, Rana Hamadeh, Renske Maria van Dam, Rick Dolphijn, Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, Rozemarie Heggen, Sam Rolfes, Sasha Litvintseva, Signe Lidén, Solveig Suess, Susan Schuppli, Swan Meat, Victor Mazón Gardoqui, Vida Guzmić, Violence, Wartone, and Yun Ingrid Lee.

Sonic Acts Academy is a new platform for speculation and reflection, focusing on critical examination of knowledge production in the field of art. It is an experimental setting free of institutional pressure and privileged classrooms, and it enables us to test and quickly react to changes in both form and content of what we should know.

The second edition of Sonic Acts Academy features a range of international artists, ready to engage in an experimental setting free of institutional pressure and privileged classrooms. Their artistic and thought processes will be revealed in a variety of workshops, seminars, lectures, performances, screenings, and installations. The Academy also includes speculative ‘festival’ modules devised together with Continuum, Interaction Design (ArtEZ, Arnhem), ArtScience Interfaculty (KABK, The Hague), Centre for Research Architecture (Goldsmiths, University of London), Shadow Channel (Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam), and Research School for Media Studies (Utrecht University).

On Friday, February 23 and Saturday, February 24, Sonic Acts Academy will present two club nights at Paradiso Noord – Tolhuistuin, as part of the ongoing Progress Bar series. Aiming to represent radical equality, communality and hopefulness, Progress Bar is a growing community of artists, academics, and activists who occupy clubs for a better politics.

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