ISACS17: Juliana Hodkinson

Resonating objects and subjects

Resonating objects and subjects
28.09.2017 to 30.09.2017

Under the chairmanship of Morten Søndergaard and Peter Weibel the conference »ISACS17: Resonant Worlds – Curating Sound, Art & Science« takes place at the ZKM from 28–30 September, 2017. The conference addresses and debates the resonant worlds of sound, art, science and curation.

ISACS17 (re)investigates the  intersections of sound, art and science from the perspective of artistic / creative curation. The participants are asked to showcase, and reflect on, their own practices from the perspective of how and why choices are made in order to make things »work« – in the sense that it resonates in/with other people, contexts, culture, society, history, and »the world«. These are perhaps issues of (and effects from) embodied experiences, of language games, of existence.


Resonating objects and subjects

Including a performance of Nothing breaking the losing with Juliana Hodkinson, Scenatet/Mina Fred, and conference delegates.

The extension of artistic practice and theoretical reflection into one another takes a physical turn in this presentation, which opens the Resonating Worlds ISACS 2017 conference. From a lecture on the artistic uses of philosophies of affect, a sonic performance comes about through a collaboration between composer, musician, listeners, delegates and solid objects. A field of resonance is rolled out in which an entanglement of relations of moving and being moved can take place, be those movements ever so small. Subtle experiences may arise in the unfolding processes of embodied interaction, in which we attune ourselves to one another through dynamic couplings that run in both directions. The actions and excitations within this dynamic tangle amplify a sociality in the conference format, and also lead us away from a focus on resonance as a purely mechanical physical phenomenon.