Dislocation was not only the theme for last year’s Unsound Krakow, it’s also the name of a unique ongoing project in cooperation with the Goethe-Institutes in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, taking place between 2016 and 2018, exploring the tension between “center” and “periphery”.
As announced last year, the idea of Unsound Dislocation is to drive events and activities in various - often isolated - locations around the world, in the effort to expand and amplify networks underlying the festival.
The 2017 Unsound Dislocation locations and dates are as follows:
Minsk, Belarus - May 19 - 21
Almaty, Kazakhstan - May 27 - 28
Murmansk, Russia - August 25 - 26
L’viv, Ukraine - September 1 - 2
Kazan, Russia - September 8 - 9
Unsound Krakow will again reflect connections and projects developed via these events.
The Krakow festival will take place from October 8 - 15, with the theme to be revealed next week. In the meantime, you can watch a short documentary on Unsound Krakow 2016 here, which also explores ideas behind Dislocation. The documentary features interviews with artists including Matmos, Felicita, Ilan Volkov, Miss Red, and Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein, as well as Unsound directors Mat Schulz and Malgorzata Plysa.
You can also join Friends of Unsound to show your support for the Krakow festival and the not for profit organisation behind its production. In return, there are members benefits, perhaps most importantly an invite to the 2017 festival including special events. More information here, and a big thank you to those who’ve already joined.
Note also that Unsound will produce dates in other cities later in 2017. Locations and information coming soon.