Sonntag 16.06.2024   18:30

Christophe Fellay - Protest Engraving / Polisonum - SUPERIMPOSITION

18:30 Uhr: Christophe Fellay - Protest Engraving (Performance) 
Zeughausareal (meeting point Walcheturm)
19:00 Uhr: Polisonum - SUPERIMPOSITION (Temporary Video-Installation)
Kunstraum Walcheturm
19:20 Uhr: Sound as Weapon / Sound as a Gesture of Resistance (Round table and discussion with the artists Polisonum and Christopher Fellay and curators)
Kunstraum Walcheturm 
20:00 Uhr: Drink at Walcheturm
Protest Engraving is a performance which fluctuates between the scientific discipline of sound archaeology and fiction. Starting from the idea that sound leaves traces of its interaction with the material, Christophe Fellay proposes to overwrite the sonic memory of the Zeughausareal military past with messages of peace.
SUPERIMPOSITION is an artistic project by Polisonum that investigates the theme of listening and the concept of earworms, namely all those sound agents that coercively graft themselves into the brain to provoke mechanisms of cognitive control.
This is followed by a panel discussion focusing on "Sound as Weapon / Sound as a Gesture of Resistance".
Participants: artists Christophe Fellay and Polisonum, curators Francesca Ceccherini and Anastasia Chaguidouline, software developer Elisa Bernardoni, Irene Grillo (Alte Fabrik, Rapperswil) and Patrick Huber (Video Ex Festival, Zurich). 
Eintritt: frei

Polisonum (Filippo Lilli, Donato Loforese) is an artistic collective using sound as a method and device of investigation to explore processes and metamorphoses linked to the present time. It is characterized by a research-based approach directed at listening to and interpreting the spaces in which it operates through sound installations and performative acts in strong dialogue with visual languages. Thanks to its hybrid identity, Polisonum realizes projects that feed on a practice of study and analysis in relation to other fields of knowledge. Polisonum's work has been shown in several institutions and festivals, among others: Una boccata d'arte (AV), Fondazione Volume (RM), Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen (CH), Palazzo Altemps (RM), Palazzo Pallavicini (BO), Romaeuropa Festival (RM), OTO Sound Museum Zurich (CH), The Others (TO). The collective collaborates with La Sapienza University of Rome Faculty of Civil and Industrial Engineering on the Green Network project for the Public Space Biennial. In 2018 Polisonum received the Special "Utopia" Award of the Talent Prize and in 2016 the Best Unpublished Work Award during The Others. Over time the collective has released several vinyls, among the latest Passi 13'36'' in collaboration with the artist Alfredo Pirri.

Christophe Fellay is sound artist, musician, composer, performer and improviser. He has presented interdisciplinary works, sound installations and performances on several continents, and has composed sound works and music for ensembles, solo instruments, radio, theatre, film, video, choreography and performance art. His work has been presented internationally in London (ICA, Kings Place, London Jazz Festival), Edinburgh (Fringe Festival, University of Edinburgh), Cambridge University, Paris (CCS, St Merry), Montreux Jazz Festival (Miles Davis Hall), Copenhagen (Christians Kirke), Zurich (Kunstmuseum), Geneva, Bern (Dampfzentrale), New York (601 Artspace), San Francisco (Exploratorium, Swissnex), Seattle (1412), Atlanta Music Festival, Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Johannesburg (JAG, Center For The Less Good Idea), Pretoria university, Cape Town (Mahogani Room) and Windhoek. Christophe Fellay holds a PhD in Art, Music and Performance from the Brunel University, London, and is associate professor, researcher and head of the Bachelor's degree in Sound at EDHEA (university of the arts) within the HES-SO in Switzerland. His research and artistic interests focus on indisciplinarity, improvisation, active listening, acoustic phenomena, space, sound and architecture, documentation and archiving, soundscape ecology, digital art and participatory art. In his performance research, he is particularly interested in the interaction between gesture, movement and sound.