lecture and the talk at walk · listen · café
Tuesday, 7 Sep 2021 at 8 p.m.
festival Sound Walk City · prelude
in organization of platform walk · listen · create
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Sound artist Anne Cecilie Lie invites to a discussion around sound walking in the Anthropocene and raises questions about global technology and ecology – how it affects art practices by working with locative technologies and smartphones.
walk · listen · create hosts walk · listen · café, a bi-weekly (once every two weeks) online meeting for creatives in the fields of walking and sound art. Every ‘café’ lasts between 1 and 2 hours, is headed by an expert introducing a particular topic, and followed by an open discussion on the topic at hand. Online meetings are hosted through Jitsi or similar. Participants will be sent the conference link and password shortly before the event kicks off. This time, Geert Vermeire will be the moderator of the evening.
Sound artist Anne Cecilie Lie invites to a discussion around sound walking in the Anthropocene and raises questions about global technology and ecology, how it affects art practices by working with locative technologies and smartphones; the importance of other/non-human perspectives and senses of scale; and avoiding over-aestheticizing a “serene nature” as opposed to the chaotic/dark/grey nature of ecology where humans are as much a part of as more-than-human.
Anne Cecilie Lie is an artist and scenographer based in Oslo, Norway. Through her work, Lie examines how to create in the Anthropocene, with its related philosophical and ethical questions and possible futures. She points out blind spots in social and built structures and proposes alternatives to the human-exceptional. Central to their work are site-specificity and cross-pollination, inspired by Donna Haraway’s theories on ‘tentacular thinking’, which include feminist, post-colonial, scientific and fabulating approaches to collaboration between humans and non-humans.
The last 3 years, she has been working extensively with sound walks, including geo-locative ones. For the Gallery Steklenik, in the run up to Sound Walk City prelude in Ljubljana, Lie has made an 8-channel sound piece (dis)solutions II inspired by a geo-locative sound walk that meanders through Oslo, made for nyMusikk’s concert series Periferien. This walk follows the city’s mesh of underground sewer systems and contaminated ground. It reflects on proximity between bodies through water.
Main speaker: Anne Cecilie Lie
Moderator: Geert Vermeire
Cover photo: Claudia Lucacel
Production: walk · listen · create
In collaboration: Cona, Institute for Contemporary Arts Processing
part of the festival Sound Walk City · prelude
Sound Walk City · prelude was initiated by the walk · listen · create platform, in collaboration with the Cona Institute. The Ljubljana edition is produced by the Cona Institute, Steklenik Gallery.