Symposium: The Cold War Continuum - The role of sound systems in the vibrational delusions of Sonic Warfare

A conversation with Jessica Edwards about new 'transmission' strategies and soundings for opening up sound and sound(ing) systems.

is an exciting interactive program developed under the artistic direction and curation of Nik Nowak within the context of his exhibition Schizo Sonics currently exhibiting at Berlin’s KINDL – Center for Contemporary Art (13.9.2020 – 15.5.2021).

The bonus concept unfolded via a one-day symposium and three live performances during 20.03.2021 – 24.04.21, which can be watched on their website.

SOUND(ING) SYSTEMS is a free program that interrogates the political and sonic resonances of physical and virtual boundaries. During the Cold War there were fortified borders, especially along the Iron Curtain.

Since the 1990s, there has been increasing investment in border installations to ‘protect’ against immigrants from the global south. Thousands of people escaping all forms of war, persecution and seeking asylum, die in their attempts to flee these unlivable conditions every year. Organizations like Sea-Watch are continuously fighting the deadly consequences and indifference of the increasing isolationism of Europe.

If you have liked the symposium and program of musical events please help them in their support of Sea-Watch and donate here.