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event:Performance Lecture #2: Performing Fragments of Political Possibility
date:May 27, 2018
artist:Salomé Voegelin
location:Perdu
Kloveniersburgwal 86,
1012 CZ Amsterdam
Doors: 19:30
Presentation starts at 20:00 sharp
Entrance: €8
details:DNK DAYS and Perdu present the third in a series of performative lectures on listening, sounding, composing, being, and becoming, that investigates the borders between transmitting information in direct, academic and more roundabout, performative ways. How can performative elements add to the generation of knowledge and experience on the topic of music and its sounding extensions such as sound art, phonography, and the experience of an informed listening to your environment?

This evening features a lecture/performance by Salomé Voegelin as well as additional pieces for texts and images by marwin vos and for mixed voices by Fransien van der Putt.

Salomé Voegelin - Performing Fragments of Political Possibility.

This talk performs essayistic instructions: it reads, sings and plays an essay-score, an arrangement of awkward grammar and speculative words that seek to grasp sound on its own terms and trigger its performance in a creative tension from which the possibility of impossibility can emerge. The essay has the potential to reveal and undermine authoritarian discourse and the ability to write the formless and the incomplete; the score has the emancipatory force to engage in the unperformance of the expected as an affirmative doing of different instructions towards the production of the unthinkable and the unthought. Thus they revocalise definitions and truths and reauthorise knowledge to assert a different voice: reperforming its nominal assumptions and making its reality diffract in the invisible light of sound. Through the performance of such an essay-score, prepared from fragments of listening to the indivisible volume of an auditory world, the politics of knowledge is revealed, and a different thinking about the possibilities of the political is tried and agitated between sound, the voice, text and space.

Two works by marwin vos which will invite you to watch and read in silence: one is about blindness, the other about screaming. (Text will mostly be in Dutch)

Fransien van der Put will play and mix from her archive of Radio 100 text-mix-tapes.

marwin vos works and lives in Amsterdam. She is a poet and working with images. In 2015 her collection oorlogspaarden tot in de buitenwijken was published. Recent poetry appeared in Revisor, nY and de Gids. Her work was screened at Drift and Perdu.

Fransien van der Putt is dramaturge and critic, currently working with Vera Sofia Mota on Unfold: Nan Hoover, reinterpreting works in the LIMA collection of video and performance pioneer Nan Hoover and writing for Theaterkrant, Dansmagazine and Cultuurpers on dance, conceptual theatre and performance.

Salomé Voegelin is an artist and writer engaged in listening as a socio-political practice of sound. Her sound arts practice addresses the aesthetic, social and political realities that are hidden by the persuasiveness of a visual point of view and find expression in installations and in the performative, as well through curatorial and participatory works and initiatives. These take the form of gallery exhibitions, site-specific work and collective activities as well as publications and radio broadcasts. Voegelin has a PhD from Goldsmiths College, London University, she is a Reader (Associate Professor) in Sound Arts at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts London.

“In my mind the performative lecture should, in itself perhaps, be a sort of elucidation of each participant's practice and way of thinking. So the ‘topic' can very much point to the lecture itself and the person giving the lecture, or, it can be something more random…” (Koen Nutters in his correspondence with Manfred Werder)