Distopias today are all around us. In the entertainment media and world politics there are numerous indications of dystopic scenarios. States with authorian leaders, the global power of internet companies and ecological desasters can be easily be interpreted as a future of horror. Particularly because distopias are fictional it can be a precious tool for a cultural diagnosis of our time. The DYSTOPIE sound art festival is organised by Errant Sound e.V. presenting 19 scenarios of sound created by international artists, revealing different imaginations of a future under given problematic issues concerning ecology and political developments. Performances, Installations and Interventions give an impression on how posthuman life on earth might sound or on what might happen, if microphonic surveillance increasingly gets out of hand, the pure act of listening can transform a state of mind for good or worse. At Meinblau 4 installations are shown, please find all events here: www.dystopie-festival.net
Participating artists: Selçuk Artut (TR), Mario Asef (AR), Gívan Béla (BE), Katharina Bévand (DE), Geza Bobb (DE), Alberto de Campo (AT), Gregory Claeys (GB), Peter Cusack (GB), Alessandra Eramo (IT), Tuçe Erel (TR), Özgür Erkök Moroder (TR), Ipek Gorgun (TR), Hannes Hoelzl (AT), Sair Sinan Kestelli (TR), Jacob Kirkegaard (DK), Georg Klein (DE), Ines Lechleitner (AT), Laura Mello (BR), Wolfgang Musil (AT), Kirsten Reese (DE), Candaş Şişman (TR), Nihad Sirees (SY), Liping Ting (TW), Antje Vowinckel (DE), Steffi Weismann (CH), Georg Werner (DE), Jeremy Woodruff (US).
Curators: Georg Klein, Golo Föllmer, Ebru Yetişkin, Jeremy Woodruff