The concert performance, the exhibition and 75% PhD seminar by Bertrand Chavarría-Aldrete at the Malmö Academy of Music are part of the PhD research project ‘Plastic Extension of Music’ and Inter Feral Arts Festival #8. Plastic Extension of Music emerged from the need to replace, give artistic significance, and widen the practice of the music performer, create a new ground for music performance able to break up with the tradition and canonical interpretation of music.
A lecture presenting the artistic practice of Francis Patrick Brady who works with VR, LARP, Folk Singing, Storytelling & Play as a medium for creating critically and socially engaged artworks. Play as a method for testing out models of trust where we can feel comfortable when our illusions are shattered. How playful art offers the illusion of agency and how rules can be considered a type of enabling constraint.
At IAC Jonas Olesen & Michael Mørkholt will be working on further development of their audio-visual piece “Formationer” (Formations). In the piece they explore the formations of organic moving figures projected on paper sheets. The piece uses loudspeakers, mirror foil and sinewave generators. The mirror foil is mounted on loudspeaker cones, and mechanically animated by playing various frequency sweeps with the generators. A number of lamps shines light on the mirror foil that are then reflected onto paper sheets hanging from the ceiling. The investigation is thus a combination of the aesthetic of purely abstract forms, and their relationship with exact frequency combinations.
”Cognitive Acrobatics” are the mental exercises the Unsuffering (Performance) Artists use to avoid patterns that they no longer find useful or desirable. In their performance, they share their findings and conclusions about the motion of changing one’s behavioural patterns. With honesty and openness the artists have developed exercises with the intent of translating their internal acrobatics into physical movements, and by doing this, they also translate the feeling of being less than what they want; esthetically, ambitiously and emotionally.