ACTS OF ORIENTATION Salon der Ästhetischen Experimente @ Haus der Kulturen der Welt Berlin

Based on investigations on how to orientate oneself at the borderline of noise and signal (e.g. the installation “Navigating Noise“) and on the just released interdisciplinary publication “Navigating Noise” (ed. Nathanja van Dijk, Kerstin Ergenzinger, Sebastian Schwesinger and Christian Kassung), the Salon “Acts of Orientation” questions as well the notion of rhythm as a middle force between regularity and chaos as the role of gaps and lines in orientation processes such as sensing, recording, reconstructing, translating and interpreting.

Monday February 2nd 2018

Haus der Kulturen der Welt
K1 – behind the Hirschfeld Bar
John-Foster-Dulles-Alle 10
10557 Berlin

Starting with an experimental concert: “Listening to Spacetime Poetry”, performed by custom-made thermal printers, the evening tries to blend practical and theoretical thinking by offering a choreographed sequence of presented works in process that enter into dialogue with the different perspectives of the contributing guests.

Nathanja van Dijk (curator with background in art history and philosophy),
Eleni Ikoniadou (writer, researcher, teacher and practitioner specialising in media theory, sonic research and digital art and culture),
Thom Laepple (physicist working in climate research, specialist in the quantitative synthesis and explanation of paleoclimate data such as ice cores),
Sebastian Schwesinger (research associate in the Analog Storage Media project, specialising in models of sonic thinking and reasoning and the connection of sonic materiality with physical and virtual infrastructre design)
and a contribution by the African Noise Foundation featuring Nicola Dean.