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Sonic Acts Academy 2018

23 - 25 Feb

Sonic Acts Academy is a new platform for speculation and reflection, focusing on critical examination of knowledge production in the field of art. It is an experimental setting free of institutional pressure and privileged classrooms, and it enables us to test and quickly react to changes in both form and content of what we should know.


Unpacking the Processes of Artistic Knowledge

The second edition of Sonic Acts Academy takes place from 23 to 25 February 2018 at various venues in Amsterdam, including several pre-festival events at the EYE Filmmuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Rijksakademie. Over the course of three days, Sonic Acts Academy will invite artists and thinkers to expand on their artistic research through lectures, artist presentations, films, performances and workshops. The complete programme and timetable are now online. Tickets are on sale at

16 Feb, 19-20 hrs / 17 Feb, 14-15 hrs

Blue(s) in Green to the 31 Limit (World Premiere)
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam 
Two live performances by Catherine Christer Hennix, Benjamin Duboc, Rozemarie Heggen, Hilary Jeffery, and Marcus Pal as a part of a retrospective exhibition 

18 Feb, 15-17 hrs
Catherine Christer Hennix: Sunday Seminar
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
A lecture by Marcus Boon about the work of Catherine Christer Hennix and an interview with the artist.

20 Feb, 21.15-23.15 hrs
Spell Reel – a collective film assembled by Filipa César
EYE Filmmuseum
A film and artist talk by Filipa César. Her films focus on Portuguese colonialism and the liberation of Guinea-Bissau in the 1960s and 1970s. Spell Reel navigates the possibility of archive material to act as a source of antidotes to a present day world in crisis.

22 Feb, 16.30-18.10
Time Passes by Ane Hjort Guttu
EYE Filmmuseum
A film and artist talk by Ane Hjort Guttu. Her docu-style film questions how to create engaged, political, and ethical art in the face of social inequality.

23 - 25 Feb
Sonic Acts Academy at various venues in Amsterdam
A weekend of critical examination of knowledge production in the field of art – a symposium, two club nights, and many installations, films, performances, lectures, DJs, panels, etc.
Sonic Acts Academy 2018 is organised in partnership with Paradiso, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, EYE Filmmuseum, and Dansmakers, and as part of Re-Imagine Europe. Supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, Mondriaan Fund, Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, and Paradiso.