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Marieke Istha on Tue, 5 Feb 2008 09:50:36 +0100 (CET)

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Sonic Acts XII exhibition

22 February – 22 March
Opening Thursday 21 February 17:00 h.
Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam

With Julien Maire (F), Ulf Langheinrich (D), Boris Debackere (BE) and 
Kurt Hentschläger (AT).

The Netherlands Media Art Institute presents in collaboration with the 
Sonic Acts festival an exhibition with works related to the Sonic Acts 
XII theme: The Cinematic Experience. All works presented create various 
forms of cinematic experience, ranging from music to visual art, 
installations and media arts. The festival will focus on the rich 
history of the cinematic experience, from magic lanterns, colour organs 
and zootropes to experience machines and immersive environments. Sonic 
Acts will also peer into the future. Will cinema distance itself from 
narrative in the near future? What is the prospect for celluloid? And 
what role will sensory deprivation play in future cinema?

More info exhibition: http://www.nimk.nl, http://www.sonicacts.com


Different opening times during the festival:
22&23 February 13:00 - 20:00, 24 February 13:00 – 18:00

Regular opening times after festival period:
Tuesday - Saturday and the first Sunday of the month Sunday 2 March 
13:00 – 18:00 h.

Sonic Acts XII - The Cinematic Experience
21 – 24 February, Amsterdam
Paradiso, De Balie, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Melkweg.
Conference, performances, film program, exhibition

More information: www.sonicacts.com

The twelfth edition of the Sonic Acts festival is devoted to The 
Cinematic Experience and includes an international conference, a wide 
range of concerts and performances, an exhibition and a diverse 
programme of films. The programme will focus on the rich history of the 
cinematic experience. Both the conference and festival contemplate and 
shed light on how the future of cinema has been perceived throughout 
history and why a lot of the ideas and attempts of the avant-garde never 
succeeded or survived. There will be opportunities for speculation on 
how film would have developed without cinema and answers will be sought 
both in artistic practice and from scientific perspectives. Sonic Acts 
XII will also look into the future of the cinematic experience. Will 
celluloid be at the forefront of the cinema of the future? Will cinema 
free itself from the representational narrative? And what will be the 
role of phenomena such as sensory overload in future cinema? Also 
central will be developments in music, visual and media arts in creating 
cinematic environments outside of cinema’s historic conventions. Instead 
of looking at the medium as a means of conveying content or narrative, 
we will examine it as a physical and psychological audiovisual tool that 
makes us aware of our sensory system and investigate how we synthesise 
audiovisual stimuli into a comprehensive interpretation of our environment.

Thanks to: Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst, De Balie, Paradiso, Melkweg, 
Fonds voor de Film, Mondriaan Stichting, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, 
Ambassade van Finland, Hogeschool Sint-Lucas, Brussel, Fonds voor 
Podiumprogrammering en Marketing, Fonds Amateurkunst en Podiumkunsten, 
De Groene Amsterdammer and Digicult

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Netherlands Media Art Institute
Keizersgracht 264
1016 EV Amsterdam,
The Netherlands

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