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haunting futures, cyborgs and test subjects – selected audio works

2 September 2021 @ 23:00 - 00:10 EEST

haunting futures, cyborgs and test subjects is a collection of selected audio works for Pixelache Festival 2021, curated by festival co-director Laura Gustafsson:

This playlist goes under my skin. For me, Aistė Laisvė Viršulytė’s work speaks of the horrors of in vivo testing, or vivisection – regardless of the species of the test subject. Swan Meat (whose concert I wish to witness live someday!) takes Donna Haraway’s ideas of Chthulucene and grotesques as a framework for her elegantly layered sonic essay. From mythological views we bump into Boris Getaz’s essayistic collage that carries on with questioning human belief in technology. The work mixes various time layers, not in an anachronistic way but so that it comes clear that even though our gadgets have changed a bit, we, as a species, haven’t really evolved that much. In her experimental sound work Ida Nerbø mixes organic sounds, such as wind, with the unnatural. I recognize and identify with the words in the description she sent: “the sense of facing something alien and intruding, yet intriguing”.

-- Laura Gustafsson, Pixelache co-director

List of audio works:
Aistė Laisvė Viršulytė: Medmachine for Biomass. Cost. Teardrops. 6:42
Swan Meat: String Figures and Grotesques 20:35
Boris Getaz: May vegetables grow with electricity 31:29
Ida Nerbø: Creep 6:00

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


2 September 2021
23:00 - 00:10 EEST
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