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a spark in a barn, in the body, in an oppressing society – selected audio works

31 August 2021 @ 11:00 - 12:00 EEST

a spark in a barn, in the body, in an oppressing society is a collection of selected audio works for Pixelache Festival 2021, curated by festival co-director Laura Gustafsson:

This playlist is about how bodies resonate with the environment – sometimes creating disharmony and destruction. Bengisu Uykusu’s work processes the conflicted feelings one easily develops towards people and things that one has grown up with. She writes that her loneliness, desire, and fury are peering around the edges of her piece. (This is one of those that made me laugh, in an uneasy way, though).

Maximilian Latva’s work is nostalgic to those of us who remember the Helsinki Makasiinit, a sort of center for underground culture before people were evicted from there and the place was burnt (it felt like a sacrifice, somehow). The piece also addresses the theme of burnout and what the city surroundings might feel like for a traumatized individual.

In Ola Zielińska’s sonic report individuals join their force and rise against the oppressor. Poland’s government has failed its female citizens – along with LGBTQI people and many others (so many, that in fact together they are the majority) – who now begin to create their own communities and bonds. Witnessing in resonance is a powerful testimony about fear, rage, and solidarity.

caitlin davis fisher, a former professional footballer, also strikes the patriarchal society in her beautifully intense spoken word piece (I assume a good game must feel exactly like that if you’re into it).

-- Laura Gustafsson, Pixelache co-director

List of works:
Bengisu Uykusu: My Own Greenhouse 5:59
Maximilian Latva: Makasiini palaa 6:47
Ola Zielińska: Witnessing in resonance. Sonic report on disobedience. 29:32
caitlin davis fisher: Resisting Market Enclosure & Imagining Another (Football) Future / Dear Market 4:47

Pixelache Festival Radio is broadcast on {openradio} June 6-13 in partnership with Pixelache, Korppiradio, Oodi library, M-Cult. http://burn.pixelache.ac


31 August 2021
11:00 - 12:00 EEST
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