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Infrasonica is a digital platform of non-western cultures. We record, analyze, and debate the eeriness of sound and its auras, linked to the world with the audible, the hidden, and the sensitive. Infrasonic waves operate at a frequency that is undetectable by human ears even though they are often generated by massive ecological phenomena such as the movement of tectonic plates or the deep currents of the ocean. Infrasonica aims to be a catalyst for those vibrations.
The platform will include archives of experimental sound and visual artists, as well as theoretical musings on contemporary critical thought. By relying on a borderless network of collaborators, Infrasonica will blend essays, conversations, and speculative works that encourage critical curatorial and research projects.

  • Sonic Realism / Wave #2
  • September 2020
  • 5

Sonic Realism / Wave #2:

Sonic Realism is the first Current of Infrasonica, which will be composed of three annual Waves interrogating the relationship between non-western sonic/visual practices and politics. We aim to think about how sound is translated and mediated through cognitive and non-cognitive technologies, sabotaging labor automatism, regimes of truth and the politics of the representation of alterity.

In this series of collaborations, we will be drawn upon a set of practices ranging from music to practical theory, social art entanglements, contemporary arts, cyber-rituality, speculative works, activism and indigenous knowledge. We hope you enjoy this set of contributions as much as we have enjoyed working on them with our dynamic and engaging set of first collaborators, friends, colleagues and contributors around the world.

Sonic Realism explores the politics of sound in relation to the sensible world and its meanings while engaging with different materialities. This first current aims at contesting the terror of xenophobia; the enclosure of the anxious-self and the rise of ethno-nationalism around the world. We invite you to reconnect with the simple pleasure of uninterrupted listening, and that through browsing our Waves you will find yourself entwined in the space where text shifts to the vibratory pauses of sound.

  • Sonic Realism / Wave #1
  • April 2020
  • 7

Sonic Realism / Wave #1:

Sonic Realism is the first Current of Infrasonica, which will be composed of three annual Waves interrogating the relationship between non-western sonic/visual practices and politics. We aim to think about how sound is translated and mediated through cognitive and non-cognitive technologies, sabotaging labor automatism, regimes of truth and the politics of the representation of alterity.

In this series of collaborations, we will be drawn upon a set of practices ranging from music to practical theory, social art entanglements, contemporary arts, cyber-rituality, speculative works, activism and indigenous knowledge. We hope you enjoy this set of contributions as much as we have enjoyed working on them with our dynamic and engaging set of first collaborators, friends, colleagues and contributors around the world.

Sonic Realism explores the politics of sound in relation to the sensible world and its meanings while engaging with different materialities. This first current aims at contesting the terror of xenophobia; the enclosure of the anxious-self and the rise of ethno-nationalism around the world. We invite you to reconnect with the simple pleasure of uninterrupted listening, and that through browsing our Waves you will find yourself entwined in the space where text shifts to the vibratory pauses of sound.

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