Concerts & Performances
Film Programme

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Verbindingen-Jonctions 6

May 10 - 26 / 2002


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Constant wishes to invite you to the sixth edition of its medias festival : Verbindingen/Jonctions. Treats in store : improvised and electronic music concerts, film screenings, video library, a selection of CD-ROMs and web sites, conferences. As well as a radio programme broadcast on this web site :

This edition's challenge is to make real a series of preoccupations common to individuals who we are accustomed to seeing in separate categories: creators of electronic or improvised music, programmers vested in the development of free software, and cyborgs, imaginary being's part human, part machine.

The main idea of this program rests on the hypothesis that several questions are common to them although approached in different contexts.
These questions are of a political and philosophical nature :
- How should we stand as regards to technology ?
- How and why does DIY gain a political and critical dimension ?
- How should we use technology from a minority's point of view ? How should we transmit our knowledge, what should we do with the idea of transmission, of tradition ?
-But also how should we think of ourselves through the ideas of paradox, multiplicity, and impurity ?
-And what are the consequences of these paradoxes for aesthetic creation but also for bodies and sexual identity ?

It seems important to us to identify these questions and the interventions of theoreticians and artists such as Richard Barbrook, Simon Pope, Karin Spaink, Muriel Andrin, Christophe Den Tandt, Hans Scheirl, aim to extend the theoretical and aesthetic dimensions of these questions.

Nevertheless, it is with action that the festival is most concerned. There will be a workshop for each concert. Every musician invited will commit him/herself to hand down and share his/her experience and what he/she will have learned in the different workshops. That is to say what the tool is made of, how to make them ours again, how to regain possession of the tools of sound production.

Tools would still be nothing without giving thought to distribution This is why the sound archives of the workshops will be braodcasted, and an invitation extended to all visitors to have the workings and installation of Constant's web radio explained to them.

Echoing these sessions of collaborative work will be a programming of films which will state the various identities of the cyborg. Creature of paradox, both military and rebel, entirely programmed and fighting for its autonomy, navigating between genders, this being concentrates the most extreme projections of the technical future which we anticipate.

Concerts/Performances/Workshops with :
Chantal Dumas (CA), Amy Denio (USA) & Francisco Lopez (Es), Tujiko Noriko (JP), Andrea Neumann and Ignaz Schick (D), Pierre De Jaeger(B), DJ Nurse(GB/IT), Wendy van Wynsberghe (B), act-female sound technologic dub (F), Kaffe Matthews (UK), TMRX (B), Anouk De Clercq (B), Joris Cool (B), Anton Aeki (B)
Workshops with Andrei Savitsky (Bielorussia)
Lectures by Simon Pope (UK), Richard Barbrook (UK)
Video selection by Virginia Villaplane (Es)
Film programme
Lectures by Hans Scheirl (Aus/UK) with Karen Vanderborght (B), Karin Spaink (Nl)- Introduction by Muriel Andrin (B) and Christophe Den Tandt (B)

Addresses : Taverne des Beaux-Arts and Filmmuseum, rue Baron Hortastraat, 1000 Brussels-B

A context by : Constant vzw

Coproduction : KunstenFESTIVALdesArts In collaboration with & presentation : Palais des Beaux-Arts, Filmmuseum, KunstenFESTIVALdesArts, RoSa Supported by : Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie, Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec
Thanks to RoSa/ Rol en Samenleving, American Book Centre, Webzine BRDF!