opening event

Opening Sonic Acts XIII

25 February 2010

Opening Sonic Acts: Poetics in Space
Thursday 25 February at 17:00 at NIMk, Keizersgracht 264

On Thursday 25 February the festival kicks off with the opening of the exhibtion at NIMk, wehere works of HC Gilje, Carlo Bernardini, Ralf Baecker, Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag, Yoko Seyama, Jacob Kirkegaard and others can be seen, heard, and experienced.

At this occasion Brandon LaBelle will perform his lecture Q&A, or the further adventures of a sonic body.

Performative Lecture by Brandon LaBelle at 18:00

Q&A, or the further adventures of a sonic body
Exploring the relationship between voice and location, LaBelle’s lecture unpacks the ambiguities of presence and mediation. How does speech come to enact a spatial proposal through its insistence on the here and now? And what forms of intimacy can be found within recorded voices and their circulation?

Brandon LaBelle (US) is an artist and writer working with sounds, locations, bodies and cultural frictions. His works explore the space between sound and sociality, using performance and on-site constructions as creative supplements to existing conditions.