As part of the Unclean Weeks at SomoS two great minds respond to the theme of "uncleanliness".
A musically guided tour by the composer and violinist Mischa Tangian will introduce the audience to previously unseen and unheard aspects of the exhibition through novel composition and inspired improvisations.
This will be followed by a presentation by Pedro Bustamante, an academic that straddles the boundaries between art, activism, and academia and successfully activates the interstitial spaces that undefine them.
A suggested donation of 4€ will be collected at the door to support the performance and the presentation.
Mischa Tangian - Unclean Music
Between sound and noise, there is a large zone of ambiguity. The project Unclean music explores this void. The composer Mischa Tangian uses the the classically "beautiful sound" of the violin to create improvise new acoustic forms.
Pedro Bustamante - Sacrificial Rituals in Capitalist Religion
A video-supported lecture in a relaxed setting by Pedro Bustamante.
The theme "Uncleanliness" is of great interest to Pedro Bustamante. He thinks that it needs to be inscribed in the broader phenomenon of the sacrifices or the "scapegoat mechanism" as René Girard put it.
Bustamante is currently developing a project based on the ways in which this "sacrificial mechanism" continues to occur in our times. How, based on the ideas of Walter Benjamin on the capitalist religion, it inherits those dynamics from previous regimes.
Pedro Bustamante deals with this issue from a trans-disciplinary approach, situated halfway between research, art and activism; producing images, videos, installations, and theory, which has appeared in various publications, conferences, etc. His aim is to “critically show the religious dimension of late capitalism and suggest alternative realities”.
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