Sonic Sensibilities: /Mis/communication/s/
August 16, 2019, Reaktorhallen, KTH, Stockholm
On August 16, Posthumanities Hub and Fragmentarium Club invite to a listening session at a unique venue of R1 Reaktorhallen
at Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. R1 was the first nuclear reactor of Sweden. It functioned as a research reactor for the Royal Institute of Technology
The reactor was active from July 13, 1954 to June 6, 1970.
In this mixed and postdisciplinary gathering, with listening sessions and talks by artists and researchers, we will visit the limits of communication(s) – when our technologies, ideas, languages and intentions fail us. We will among other things encounter phenomena that cannot be decoded, interspecies communication experiments, and speculations about how we can communicate with not only aliens but also inhabitants on planet Earth in a distant future.
In a society imbued with communication technologies and a positive belief in the possibilities of accurately formulating, transmitting, receiving and archiving, it might be sobering to consider situations where the communicative attempt takes us elsewhere. Where it derails our assumptions and intentions and where we admittedly are out of control. What can be gleaned from these limits and borderlands? What can be unlearned? What ethico-political considerations do they confront us with?
Place: Reaktorhallen, KTH, Stockholm
Participants: Cecilia Åsberg (founder and director of the Posthumanities Hub, KTH/Linköping Univ., SE), Marietta Radomska (co-director of the Posthumanities Hub, Linköping Univ., SE/Univ. of Helsinki, FI), Vera Weetzel (PhD candidate in Gender Studies, Linköping Univ., SE), Janna Holmstedt (artist, SE), Mirko Nikolić (artist, SE/FI), Jacek Smolicki, (artist, SE/PL).
Curated by Janna Holmstedt, the Posthumanities Hub, in collaboration with Jacek Smolicki, Fragmentarium Club More info on posthumanities.net
Walking Festival of Sound
September 5-8, 2019, Stockholm
Tim Shaw from Newcastle University and Jacek Smolicki from Fragmentarium Club invite to the first edition of Walking Festival of Sound.
The Walking Festival of Sound is a transdisciplinary event exploring the role of walking through and listening to our everyday surroundings.
It will combine a number of free and public events including walking performances and walking lectures which will happen in public spaces around Stockholm in September 2019.
Evening events informed by walking practices will take place in various event spaces. The Walking Festival of Sound will facilitate a meeting point for an international
network of practitioners and researchers interested in sound and walking.
Through diverse events we will explore how walking and listening practices can augment and challenge the way we perceive and navigate through our shared environments.
Program of the festival will be published in August on www.wfos.net
Time: September 5-8
Place: Stockholm city, Fylkingen, and other to be confirmed
Participants: to be confirmed