The Rodina – Accidental Geopoetics

Accidental Geopoetics is a design intervention that takes revealing and hiding as two basic principles of design practice: Sometimes, uncovering the hidden layers of planetary apparatuses of extraction and exploitation might be the way to theorise about design and also to reinvent the pathways of its execution and its potential to provide new perspectives on the political responsibilities related to our planetary embeddedness. At Sonic Acts Festival 2019, the work took the form of a navigational infrastructure at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, engaging the visitors while occupying the museum’s hallways. Script: Lukáš Likavčan and The Rodina Intervention performers: Karl Moubarak, Trang Ha, Yessica Deira, Ilja Schamle, Anna Schlenker, Niels Lütken, George Fejer, Linnea Thomander, Sarah Saleh, Youngji Cho, Summer Lee, and Unige Bagdi Accidental Geopoetics was presented at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam as part of Sonic Acts Festival 2019. Commissioned by Sonic Acts as part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. The Rodina (Tereza and Vit Ruller) are a post-critical design studio with an experimental practice drenched in strategies of performance art, play and subversion. Both in commissioned work and autonomous practice, they activate and re-imagine a dazzling range of layered meanings across, below and beyond the surface of design. The Rodina invent ways how experience, knowledge and relations are produced and preserved. In their work, Tereza and Vit often explore the spatial and interactive possibilities of virtual environments as spaces for new thoughts and aesthetics that arise from interstitial spaces between culture and technology. The Rodina have been creating visual identities and promotional materials for Sonic Acts since 2017. Presentations Sonic Acts Festival 2019 21 February 2019 Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

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