11–13 April 2016

Photo by Hrvoje Goluza

Mattin – Noise & Reality: The Malevolence of our Times (Three Day Residency)

Three-day residency entitled 'Noise & Reality: The Malevolence of our Times' - curated by Basque artist, Mattin. Working mostly with noise and improvisation, Mattin has over 70 releases on numerous international labels and has collaborated with the likes of Tony Conrad, Taku Sugimoto, Oren Ambarchi, Junko and Bruce Russell. He has also written about improvisation, free software and against the notion of intellectual property.

Noise & Reality: the Malevolence of Our Times

“Nothing to do, nothing to say... waiting for the gift of Sound and Vision.” – David Bowie, 1977

This could be a good description with which to begin an understanding of our times. There is a lack of a common and general vision for the future, while most people’s present sinks into oblivion. Someone, somewhere is profiting out of this situation however.

What is to be done from within this abject picture?

We might start by understanding our own conditioning, generating some agency, or at least recognising our lack of it. Certainly, there is a lack of harmony in reality and the complexity of many aspects of the world around us has expanded to new and unprecedented levels of mediation and indecipherability. Nevertheless, we have the tools and equipment to understand our times as never before in history, there are just so many cultural inscriptions of it. During these three days we will engage with conversations, concerts and performances dealing with noise, economic crisis and experiments in language that acknowledge our alienated condition.

Let's try to understand the noise and reality of our present so we can consciously produce the sound and vision of the future (without waiting for someone to give it to us).

MONDAY 11 APRIL
NOISE, EPISTEMOLOGY AND ABJECTION
Inigo Wilkins and Cecile Malaspina: conversation on noise and epistemology

"              " [sic] Tim Goldie
Billy Bao
VOMIR

TUESDAY 12 APRIL
LANGUAGE, VOICE AND CRISIS
Anguish Language (with different participants)
Miguel Prado and Mattin: Evacuation of the Voice (release concert)

Laboria Cuboniks & d-n-e: ( • )
Sounding of the Xenofeminist Manifesto

Xabier Erkizia

WEDNESDAY 13 APRIL
ALIENATION AS AN ENABLING CONDITION
Ray Brassier (via Skype) and Mattin: conversation on alienation

Seymour Wright and Sally Golding

Social Realist Score (Working Draft) post-workshop performance