Art in the age of pollution: Sonic Acts announces new event, magazine, installation

Sonic Acts has announced an exciting new upcoming event and magazine, which you can learn more about below. For those in Amsterdam, there is also an installation, the Plastic Hypersea soundwalk, which can be visited on the NDSM site from April 23. All details below!

Night Air: Soil Samples 

Night Air is a series of online transmissions that aims to make pollution visible by bringing forth the various side-effects of modernity: from colonial exploitation of people and resources to perpetual inequalities brought about by the destruction of the environment and common land – in other words, destructive capitalist practices that shape both our environment and human-nonhuman relations.With Dorsey Kaufmann, Felicity Mangan, Kunal Palawat, Martin Howse and Red Brut, alongside screenings of the films Mined Soil by Filipa César and You Think The Earth Is a Dead Thing by Florence Lazar.

Soil Samples is starting at 20:00 CEST on 24 April 2021.

More information here:

Magazine: Ecoes 

Ecoes is a new periodic magazine from Sonic Acts Press. The magazine continues Sonic Acts’ emphasis on artists and thinkers proposing alternatives to the anthropocentric view that sees Earth and the non-human world as an endless resource.

The first issue presents artists that focus on mining, microplastics, the origins of the blues from an Indigenous perspective that sees humans as entangled with the environment, Cold War toxic legacies and depleted uranium, invasive species and deadly clouds in one of the epicentres of extractivist operations in the Russian Arctic.Featured artists and thinkers include Anika Schwarzlose, Brian D. McKenna, Sissel Marie Tonn, MELT, Maryam Monalisa Gharavi, Devin Hentz, Angela Chan, Ameneh Solati, Arjuna Neuman, Sarah Kanouse, Kyveli Mavrokordopoulou, Carson Fisk-Vittori and Rosa Whiteley.

Pre-order here:

Soundwalk: Plastic Hypersea

Plastic Hypersea is an interactive, site-specific work by artist Sissel Marie Tonn that can be experienced at the NDSM Wharf in Amsterdam from 23 April until the end of May. 

More information here:

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