Ars Electronica Garden Barcelona







Institut Ramon LlullUOC – ISEA Barcelona.BEEP { collection;}NewArtFoundationOFFF Barcelona and Hangar organize the Ars Electronica Garden Barcelona within the official program of the Ars Electronica 2020 Festival, which this year is held in distributed mode, with Barcelona as one of its locations.

From September 9th to 13th, Ars Electronica 2020 will take place under the title of Kepler’s Garden, a tour that from Linz (Austria) expands to other 120 cities. For the first time, the Festival becomes a sort of digital journey that will take visitors from all over the world to different biotopes and networked ecosystems where new alliances and forms of cooperation are possible. Simultaneously to local-physical and global online events, Ars Electronica appears once again as a laboratory focusing on experimental forms of analog and digital, real and virtual, physical and online coexistence.

On Bio_Sonic_Agencies
Roundtable hosted by Biofriction

This panel proposes a conversation between Brandon LaBelle, author of Sonic Agency, and artists who work with biomaterials, sound and critically listening as an encounter(s) where other possibilities of relations with what we call nature or to non-human agents can be articulated. In a world dominated by the visual, could contemporary resistances be auditory? In Sonic Agency, Brandon LaBelle highlights sound’s invisible, disruptive, and affective qualities and asks whether the unseen nature of sound can support a political transformation. What is the materiality of sound? How does the materiality of sound affect listening? What resistances can be configured from working with biomaterials and sound? Do these bio_sonic_agencies open up other possible spaces that do not exist in the visual regime?

Participants: conductor Laura Benítez Valero (ES) with Brandon LaBelle (US), Robertina Šebjanič (SI), Óscar Martín (ES) and Vanessa Lorenzo (ES)

Date: Wednesday 9.9.2020
Time: from 3:30 to 5 p.m. CEST
Format: Live. Streaming / on site
Language: English

Visitor information
Location: Disseny Hub Barcelona. Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, 38. Barcelona, Spain.
Entrance: Free entrance. Prior registration required
Registration: here
Stream link: here