The DYSTOPIA Festival brings together international sound art positions in an exhibition that deals with dystopian moments in both our times and an imagined future.
In the past years, dystopias have immensely gained in significance, not only in fiction. Signs of dystopian scenarios are likewise marking the real world, whether in authoritarian states or in the threat posed by the ever more drastic climate change – and not least with the Corona pandemic. With Brazil as this year’s guest country, the DYSTOPIE sound art festival takes on a special dimension. In view of the recent political upheaval, proposing a public platform to Brazilian sound artists has gained in importance. For it is precisely the fictional, artistic dystopia that bears the seed of utopia.
Topias – spaces and places – have always played a central role in sound art. For the DYSTOPIE festival, topias are morphed: newly created, condensed, rubbed, superimposed, and destroyed. We wish to open a window on a radical dystopian listening experience in a political time where talking to each other would often seem to be a utopian practice – manipulated by fake news and enclosed in echo rooms. 22 audiovisual installations and performances will enlighten many perspectives, negotiate, and give a sound to core questions of dystopian thinking. These will then be discussed in the concluding symposium „Listening as a tool to blow out the bubble“.
Fr 16.10. – 16-20 Uhr 19:30 – Short performance
Sa 17.10. – 16:30: Live Audio Walk
Sa 17.10. – 18:00: Vokalperformance
Sun 18.10. – 14:00: Workshop Presentation
Alte Münze Haus 3, Basement (Entrance next to Café The Greens) Mühlendamm / Am Krögel 2, 10179 Berlin
Spreeufer btw. Mühlendammbrücke and Jannowitzbrücke/Rungestr.
Errant Sound Rungestraße 20, 10179 Berlin
Please respect social distancing and wear a face mask (mandatory fromthe age of 6). The restrictions can change. > Festival hygiene concept.
Exhibition Alte Münze: 10€ (incl. festival catalog)(possibly performance/concert inclusive)
Online registration and time-slot ticket > ONLINE-TICKET
Exhibition Errant Sound, installations and events in public space :
Due to Corona the number of visitors is limited:
• Alte Münze Exhibition: 120 (40 per time-slot)
• Alte Münze Maschinenhalle (performance/concert): 40
• Public space: 10-40 (depending on event)• Errant Sound Project Space: 15
• Curatorial guides: 20
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