Dark Ecology programme online

The full programme for the first Dark Ecology journey (9–12 October 2014) is now online. The journey offers a packed programme with lectures, installations, performances, guided walks, concerts and workshops, in and around Kirkenes (Norway) and Nikel (Russia). An introduction to the Dark Ecology project and theme can be found here.   So, what can you expect? Keynote lectures by, amongst others, philosopher Timothy Morton, ethnographic researcher Britt Kramvig, researcher Urban Wråkberg, and political geographer Berit Kristoffersen; and presentations by designer Femke Herregraven, musician Espen Sommer Eide and sound artist Jana Winderen. Walks through Kirkenes and Nikel, guided by local experts, explore various aspects of the two towns and how these are connected to global issues. Sound artist Raviv Ganchrow gives a work-in-progress presentation of his large-scale sound installation Long Wave Synthesis, and we visit the new site-specific work krysning/пересечение/conflux by the Norwegian artist Signe Lidén. There will be two Secret Chamber evenings, the audiovisual events in unexpected locations curated by Anya Kuts and Ivan Zoloto, with live performances by Love Cult, Sergey Suokas and Phonophani, to name just a few. The journey is followed by a two-day Dark Ecology Academy, an in-depth workshop on electronic music with Austrian sound artist Franz Pomassl for aspiring, emerging and curious musicians from the border zone.   If you can't join this year’s journey to Northern Norway and Russia, don’t worry: we’ll be organising a second one next year! Or you can follow the project through Facebook or vk. Check out the 'Field Notes' section of the Dark Ecology website in the coming months for video and photo reports, interviews, reports, audio recordings and other media concerning the Dark Ecology project. And if you subscribe to the Dark Ecology newsletter, we'll make sure you are among the first to hear about future journeys and all other news pertaining to Dark Ecology (from now on only highlights will be published in the Sonic Acts newsletter).

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