Mona Hedayati, Aio Frei

Sound performances

On October 15, we're pleased to invite you to CIRCUITS & NERVES and PERFORMANCE, two sound performances as part of a two-day cross-disciplinary program by SLARG, in close collaboration with Klimaatfestival Antwerpen, FOMU, Curatorial Studies KASK Gent, and Kunsthal Extra City. Both activities are free and open to all, but please register here.

A Performative Sound Installation by Mona Hedayati
Between 19:00 - 19:30

"Listen…to the subject of listening. Listen…to the subject who is at the center of listening, who is subject to listening. Listen…to different things or to same things differently. Listen to this score differently; don’t listen up, listen across the linear time: open up the past to the future every time you listen to the rhythm of the vowels and the consonants. Listen with your whole body and let the distortions sink in and rewind. Can you sense the circuits and nerves intersect?"

Mona Hedayati is an artist and a PhD researcher between St. Lucas Antwerpen (ARIA) and Concordia University, Canada with a background in issue-based, technologically mediated art.

Listening session by Aio Frei
Between 20:00 - 21:00

Aio Frei is a non-binary sound artist, relational listener, sonic community organizer, collaborator, sonic researcher, record store co-operator, graphic designer, experimental DJ and fungi enthusiast based in Zürich, Switzerland. They organize concerts, experimental audio formats and collaborate on listening performances and collective listening settings.

Aio’s practice consist of listening workshops, research-based listening performances, essayistic DJing, semi-modular synthesis, various forms of microphony and free electroacoustic improvisation. They are deeply interested in questions concerning the ‘ethics of listening’ – in socio-political, environmental, embodied and queer practices within situated contexts – emancipatory possibilities within the sonic realm, and forms of non-verbal communication/improvisation.

Artists: Mona Hedayati, Aio Frei

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