publication date 20-2-2018

Sonic Acts 2018

Unpacking the Processes of Artistic Knowledge

The second edition of Sonic Acts Academy takes place from 23 to 25 February 2018 at various venues in Amsterdam, including several pre-festival events at the EYE Filmmuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Rijksakademie. Over the course of three days, Sonic Acts Academy will invite artists and thinkers to expand on their artistic research through lectures, artist presentations, films, performances and workshops. The complete programme and timetable are now online. Tickets are on sale at

Speculation as Interface

Location - Rijksakademie Amsterdam
Dates - 21-23 February
Time - 10:00 – 17:30 hours

This hands-on workshop explores disruptive technologies and instigates an ongoing discussion about alternative ways of creating communities. Artists Mario de Vega and Victor Mazón Gardoqui, who run the research platform, lead the workshop. Their practice investigates speculative processes and strategies of pedagogy. Through building custom logarithmic detectors and site-specific actions, participants will learn methods of translating wireless architecture into material sound and use media intervention as a means to explore, control, and interrupt local signals and radio transmissions. The workshop is a co-production of Sonic Acts & Paradiso and part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.