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Situated Practices is an explorative presentation platform, dedicated to multidisciplinary artistic practices engaged with the built environment and the humanities. It consists of a series of four encounters in the form of performative lectures by artists based in the Netherlands to discuss issues, research and critical reflection related to our sensorial engagement with the built environment, scientific representation and artistic expression. These performative presentations will engage with practices of sensory ethnography and artistic appropriations of archaeological methods, in an attempt to resolve the subjective, artistic approaches needed to make effective and engaging work out of empirical data, at the same time as accurately representing observations. All lectures are free and open to all. 

The series is curated by Paolo Patelli, organised by Design Academy Eindhoven’s Lectoraat Places and Traces, supported by Cultuur Eindhoven, and hosted by Wall Space and Onomatopee in Eindhoven. 

30/11/18, 17:00 – 19:00 at Wall Space, Stadhuisplein 6, Eindhoven
The first talk/performance is by BJ Nilsen, a Swedish composer and sound artist based in Amsterdam. His work is primarily focused on the sound of nature and its effects on humans. His two latest solo albums released by Touch, “Eye Of The Microphone” (2013) - a personal audio rendition based on the sound of London - and “The Invisible City” (2010), have explored the urban acoustic realm. He has collaborated with Chris Watson on “Storm” and “Wind”, released by Touch (2006, 2001). His original scores and soundtracks have featured in theatre, dance, and film, including “Microtopia” and “Test Site” (2013, 2010, dir. Jesper Wachtmeister), “Enter the Void” (2010, dir. Gaspar Noé), and, in collaboration with Jóhann Jóhannsson, “I am here” (2014, dir. Anders Morgenthaler). In 2014, he co-edited the book+CD publication “The Acoustic City” together with Matthew Gandy. The lecture is free and open to all. 

14/12/18, 17:00 – 19:00 at Onomatopee, Willemstraat 17, Eindhoven
The second event will focus on the potential of the archaeological imagination and on the relations between visual arts, cinema and ethnographic methods. Giuseppe Licari’s work focuses on the cross-border of the natural world and the built environment, exploring the territories emerging from their encounters. His heterotopic landscapes constitute places of memories, in which the emotions of single individuals become inevitably part of a collective experience. Giulio Squillacciotti’s work is mainly oriented on storytelling, cultural apexes and the way traditions re-shape in new contexts. His research merges together fiction and historical facts. Using film, documentary, sound and performance, Squillacciotti produces research-based investigations that revisits history, crafting new stories from subjective perspectives, storytelling, religion and popular culture. The lecture is free and open to all.

11/01/19, 17:00 – 19:00 at Onomatopee, Willemstraat 17, Eindhoven
The third event will look at the materiality of our technological everyday. In her work Femke Herregraven explores which new material base, geographies, and value systems are carved out by contemporary financial technologies and infrastructures. Her current investigations focus on the the relationship between financial value, geological instability, biological and technological self-organising systems. Her works exist both digitally and online and as well as games, drawings, prints, sculptures, video, and installations. The lecture is free and open to all.

18/01/19, 17:00 – 19:00 at Onomatopee, Willemstraat 17, Eindhoven
The last event of the series proposes a fundamental de-centering of the ethnographic and archaeological gaze. Foundland Collective was formed in 2009 by South African Lauren Alexander and Syrian Ghalia Elsrakbi and is today based between Amsterdam and Cairo. Throughout their development as designers, artists and educators, Foundland Collective have critically reflected upon what it means to produce politically engaged, de-colonial storytelling from their position as non-Western artists working between Europe and the Middle East.  The lecture is free and open to all.

Published: 10-Dec-2018 09:34

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