Read the Critical Writing output on the Sonic Acts blog

Published on Mar 20, 2019

Running parallel to Sonic Acts Festival 2019, this year’s Critical Writing workshop was led by Arie Altena and Katía Truijen. A group of young writers, curators, artists, and academics focused on the different critical modes that can be used to write about, describe and discuss art, theory, sound and music, while thinking about how to package ideas. The participants covered the conference, performances and other events during the festival, and had the chance to interview artists and theorists.

The results of the workshop are available to read on the Sonic Acts blog. In their texts, the participants drag the reader into the history and, simultaneously, the sonic experience of The Acousmonium; critically assess the political, ecological and poetical dimensions of Christina Kubisch’s Electrical Walks; creatively analyse two films by The Karrabing Collective through a textual collage of reviews, a personal conversation with Elizabeth Povinelli, and a 1996 essay by Alfred Gell; and dive deep into Maeve Brennan’s film Listening in the Dark (2018).

Read the full texts at the Sonic Acts blog.

When the Dogs Talked, film still.
Listening in the Dark, Maeve Brennan, film still. Courtesy of the artist.