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LA2015 SYDNEY: Beyond Capitalist Surrealism


LA2015 SYDNEY: Beyond Capitalist Surrealism

Firstdraft & Liquid Architecture


This year in Melbourne we instigated a program called Capitalist Surrealism. We could have done the same here, but Sydney is even more expensive than Melbourne — more capitalist, and therefore more surreal.

Over three days at Firstdraft, Beyond Capitalist Surrealism will hold an acoustic mirror to the bizarre and mutually-antagonistic forces and formations of contemporary capital. This collective experiment by artists, musicians and others may:

- record the noise of eavesdropping

- rave safe and sound in the peace and quiet of sonic warfare

- flush the human algorhythm’s guiltily machinic ear

Our projections suggest that this should accrue sufficient emotional, symbolic and unconscious capital to bankrupt the fantasy of an infinitely contracting horizon. If the goal of capitalism is the accumulation of capital, this is accumulated capitalist surrealism.

Wednesday September 30, 6pm-10pm

Richard Dawson
Pat Kraus
Kate Brown
Ivan Lisyak
Holly Childs
Monica Monin & Astrid Lorange

Thursday October 1, 6pm-10pm

Jennifer Walshe
James Parker
Jasmine Monique Guffond
Marian Tubbs
Kynan Tan
Mark Brown
Monica Monin & Astrid Lorange

Friday October 2, 6pm-10pm

New Waver
Anja Kanngieser & Daniel Von Jenatsch
Eddie Hopely
Tom Smith
Stephanie Overs
Mark Brown
Monica Monin and Astrid Lorange

Curators: Joel Stern, Danni Zuvela and Kusum Normoyle
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Liquid Architecture is an Australian organisation for artists working with sound. LA investigates the sounds themselves, but also the ideas communicated about, and the meaning of, sound.

Our program stages encounters and creates spaces for sonic experience, and critical reflection on sonority and systems of sonic affect. To do this, we host experiences at the intersection of contemporary art and experimental music, supporting artists to produce performances and concerts, exhibitions, talks, reading groups, workshops and recordings in art spaces, music venues and other sites.

Earlier Event: September 11
Specifically Speaking
Later Event: October 7
Segue/Segway Pt. 2