Sonic Sensibilities: /Mis/communication/s/ – A Posthumanities Hub Session in collaboration with Fragmentarium Club

In this mixed and postdisciplinary gathering, with listening sessions and talks by artists and researchers, we will visit the limits of communication(s) – when our technologies, ideas, languages and intentions fail us. We will among other things encounter phenomena that cannot be decoded, interspecies communication experiments, and speculations about how we can communicate with not only aliens but also inhabitants on planet Earth in a distant future.

In a society imbued with communication technologies and a positive belief in the possibilities of accurately formulating, transmitting, receiving and archiving, it might be sobering to consider situations where the communicative attempt takes us elsewhere. Where it derails our assumptions and intentions and where we admittedly are out of control. What can be gleaned from these limits and borderlands? What can be unlearned? What ethico-political considerations do they confront us with?

Tid: Fr 2019-08-16 kl 13.00 - 16.00

Plats: R1 Reaktorhallen, KTH (Drottning Kristinas väg 51)

Participants:

Cecilia Åsberg (founder and director of the Posthumanities Hub, KTH/Linköping Univ., SE), Marietta Radomska (co-director of the Posthumanities Hub, Linköping Univ., SE/Univ. of Helsinki, FI), Vera Weetzel (PhD candidate in Gender Studies, Linköping Univ., SE), Janna Holmstedt (artist, SE), Mirko Nikolić (artist, SE/FI), Jacek Smolicki, (artist, SE/PL).

Curated by Janna Holmstedt, the Posthumanities Hub, in collaboration with Jacek Smolicki, Fragmentarium Club, at the invitation of the Public Art Agency. The session will take place inside the large-scale art installation "The Interplanetary Species Society (ISS)" by Jonas Staal. ISS is part of the project "Choreograhies of the Social" curated by Edi Muka, the Public Art Agency Sweden (Statens Konstråd).

More information and full programme 13-25 Aug: www.publicartagencysweden.com

More information about the event

posthumanities.net/2019/07/05/sonic-sensibilities-mis-communication-s/

Contact

Janna Holmstedt

E-mail

jannaho@kth.se