Lectures & Panel
A Sound Civilization
With Ann Cotten, Lonnie Holley, Duduzile L S Mathonsi, moderated by Natasha A. Kelly
All talks in English
Updates and program information:
Fictional spaces thrive on the power of words and their sounds. In 2019, Ann Cotten published Lyophilia, a collection of science fiction short stories in which at times every thought becomes reality. Her lecture Turning Knobs, Hesitatingly: Interfaces and Dithering explores the normative power of language and technical interfaces between control, music and corporeal knowledge. Journalist and performer Duduzile L S Mathonsi’s contribution is dedicated to the importance of conceptual spaces, poetically and critically underpinning the claim We All Should Be Re-imagining to Imagine. Afterwards, Cotten and Mathonsi will talk with musician and visual artist Lonnie Holley, who will also present his first directorial work I Snuck Off the Slave Ship on the festival Saturday before his concert. Their conversation about the possibilities of a Sound Civilization will be moderated by Natasha A. Kelly.