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Sonic Acts Academy

Unpacking the Processes of Artistic Knowledge

Sonic Acts Academy wants to be a new artistic platform. Its experimental, freeing artists from institutional pressure and privileged classrooms. Over the course of three days, artists will present work that challenges the sterile dichotomy of theory versus practice. The Academy strives for an inclusive community full of people that resist or have no acces to the privileged spaces of academia. Because of that it is an interesting melting pot of artists and people from all walks of life who all have their own take on art and modern society.

As part of a pre-festival activity the Amsterdam Eye Film Museum shows to films: Spell Reel by Filipa César and Time Passes by Ane Hjort Guttu. Both of these films are followed by a Q&A of the artists giving visitors the chance to ask them about their inspiration and motives for creating these films.

Visit their websites for the performing artists, the schedule and to buy your tickets.

Sonic Acts Academy 2018: Unpacking the Processes of Artistic Knowledge

The end of the year is fast approaching and we are already looking forward to seeing all of you next year at Sonic Acts Academy 2018.The Academy is a new platform for speculation and reflection, focusing on critical examination of knowledge production in the field of art. It is an experimental setting free of institutional pressure and privileged classrooms, and it enables us to test and quickly react to changes in both form and content of what we should know. The Academy opts for an inclusive community; it involves those who resist or without access to the privileged spaces of academia. Today, more than ever, it is necessary to address the function of art and the artist and to expand the conversation to include the processes of the ‘decolonisation of thought’ – certainly one of the most critical factors in artistic practices today. By presenting artistic investigations and research – the processes that challenge the notions of the petrified world – Sonic Acts aims to include various dynamic perspectives to the podium. Together, we need to rethink how education can again become a tool for discovery and growth, for development and emancipation, and not just a machine that disseminates dominant modes of thinking.The second edition of Sonic Acts Academy features a range of international artists, academics, activists, curators, and theorists, ready to articulate different examples of learning and to engage in an experimental setting free of institutional pressure and privileged classrooms. Their processes are revealed in a variety of open workshops, seminars, lectures, performances, screenings, sensorial walks, and installations, taking place at Dansmakers Amsterdam, EYE Filmmuseum, Stedelijk and other locations. The Academy includes two club nights at Paradiso Noord – Tolhuistuin, as part of the ongoing Progress Bar series.Sonic Acts Academy 2018 is pleased to host the artists and thinkers Ane Hjort Guttu, Ase Manual, Catherine Christer Hennix, Charmaine Chua, Christina Kubisch, Cocky Eek, Daniel Mann, Dj Haram, DJ Lycox, DREAMCRUSHER, Drippin, Filipa César, Geng, Jennifer Lucy Allan, Jennifer Walshe, KILBOURNE, Lorenzo Pezzani, Marija Bozinovska Jones, Mario de Vega, Martijn van Boven, Moor Mother, Nicole Hewitt, Nora Sternfeld, Renske Maria van Dam, Rick Dolphijn, Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, Sasha Litvintseva, Solveig Suess, Susan Schuppli, SWAN MEAT, and Violence. More names will be announced in January.More info: www.sonicacts.comAttend: Early Bird tickets:

Geplaatst door Sonic Acts op vrijdag 22 december 2017


Various Locations in the City

Start Date

23 February 2018 (this event is over)

End Date

28 February 2018 (this event is over)



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