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Unsound 2020: Intermission – Day 6

unsound day six

And so it is that we pass the halfway mark on our networked marathon across 11 days, with a Tuesday featuring two sessions, each filled with defiance and noncompliance.

The first takes place at 8pm CEST and is presented by Nine Nights, a streaming series celebrating Black culture. They will present a new video essay titled The Defiant Ones, exploring the past, present and future of Black experimental electronic music, artists creating a unique form of sonic defiance that resolutely refuses to be categorised. A discussion with artists GLOR1A, Elijah, Shannen SP, Iceboy Violet and special guests is set alongside an abstract visual investigation of the philosophical, emotional and techno-political spaces that gave birth to Black experimental electronic arts. Film and Score by GAIKA, Nine Nights and TSE Records. GAIKA will be available on Unsound Discord (invitation here) to chat during the session.

Afterward, at 9pm, we present a live discussion entitled Noncompliance – Belarus, Culture and Activism, looking at the clash in Belarus between society and the government, a struggle of a 20th century, archaic regime against 21st century, high-tech society. Where does the current strength of civic unrest come from, and can art be of any help in the fight against the regime? Moderated by Kaja Puto, a journalist specializing in Eastern and Central Europe, this discussion includes Polish-Belarusian visual artist Jana Shostak, experimental musician and lecturer Pavel Niakhayeu, and Ana Lok, a curator, art manager and activist, based in Minsk. Join Unsound Discord (open invitation here) during and after the discussion to chat and ask questions.

To take an active part in our panel visit us via Zoom webinar (link). Discussions also will be streamed on the usual platforms, including Youtube, Facebook and Twitch, where you can also ask questions.

Ephemeral Unsound Radio was launched yesterday on Unsound Discord (link to registration), where we are posting different surprise sets each day. Last night we presented Lorenzo Senni's epic performance from Unsound 2014 in Manggha. We will post the next set at 7.15pm CEST tonight.