Rynth – Sonic Acts XIII – The Poetics of Space
Dataisnature is soon off to the Netherlands to participate in Sonic Acts XIII – The Poetics of Space, which is spread out over a number of venues in Amsterdam, and runs from 25-28th February.
‘Sonic Acts The Poetics of Space is entirely dedicated to the exploration of space in performative and audiovisual art, film, music and architecture. It examines the importance of physical space in times of far-reaching technological developments, and the physical and psychological impact of spatial designs.
The programme comprises four densely filled days and nights and will provide an extensive overview of recent works and experiments – spatial audio compositions, audiovisual installations and performances – and includes relevant historical examples and utopian ideals and dreams from the twentieth century. ‘
The full program for Sonic Acts XIII can be found here in PDF format.
On Sunday 28th I will give a lecture at the festival conference as part of the Gardeners of the Future Session. In the lecture I will explore many of the computational analogies and algorithmic models of Earth processes. In Generative Spaces: The Spatiotemporal Subroutines of Runtime Planet, you can expect to hear about the hydrodynamic computations, metamorphic algorithms, aeolian protocols and sonic mechanism that define the generative spaces around us. Later in the day I will give a performance of my updated RyNTH piece, at the Beyond Space event located at the Planetarium Artis, Amsterdam.
‘The title of the thirteenth Sonic Acts Festival, The Poetics of Space, is derived from the English translation of the book La PoÃ©tique de l’Espace (1958) by the French philosopher Gaston Bachelard. In this work Bachelard meticulously describes the influence of space and architecture on humans and implicitly argues for a new type of architecture based on experience and imagination, an approach that is not only rooted in science or functionality.’
Drop me a line if you are in town.