HEREAFTER publication available at the Sonic Acts shop
This year, Sonic Acts celebrated its 25-year history with a festival edition dedicated to the topic Hereafter. It is as much a speculative position as it is, as always, a reality-check and an urgent call to rethink and acts on the significant problems we are facing today. With this ‘we’, we are addressing an inclusive and generous community with shared values and which explores possibilities for new models of working and living together. We need to be looking at the bigger picture – the global crisis, from climate change to neo-fascism, unfolding in all directions – and trying to figure out what might, could, or should happen in the hereafter. Therefore we have invited over 120 artists and theorists to share their visions and thoughts on the possibilities for survival beyond this neoliberal catastrophe. The full scope of issues we are discussing during the festival – which took place from the start of February until early March 2019 – is very much represented and palpable in the tone of this year’s festival publication, or ‘the reader’, a coalescing of contributions from the festival’s conference speakers, performers, filmmakers, and other participants.
The publication includes contributions by Mirna Belina, Jodi Dean, Gregory Sholette, Clausthome & Mārtinš Ratniks, Flavia Dzodan, Rana Hamadeh, Susanne M. Winterling, The Living and the Dead Ensemble, Elizabeth A. Povinelli, William L. Fox, The Rodina with Lukáš Likavčan, Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner, Stoffel Debuysere in conversation with Jacques Rancière, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, Filipa César, Ephraim Asili, Polina Medvedeva & Andreas Kühne, Ana Vaz, Arie Altena in conversation with Jennifer Walshe, Victoria Douka-Doukopoulou, and Lucas van der Velden.
The HEREAFTER publication is now available at the Sonic Acts webshop for €19,50.
In addition to the publication, there are beautiful new HEREAFTER tote bags and sweatshirts designed by The Rodina. Sonic Acts is also proud to be selling a special extended version of BJ Nilsen’s ORE, including a cryovial tube containing 2.0 ml iron ore from Kirkenes, Norway, and an individual download code to Nilsen’s sound piece; and the Martin Bartlett CD Ankle On: Electronic and Orchestral Works – compiled and edited by Luke Fowler in consultation with Jennifer Lucy Allan.