Festival Audioblast #8

Festival Audioblast #8

21st to 23rd February 2020

Festival of sound creation using the network as a live venue, Audioblast broadcasts numerous networked audio practices including; experimental music, drone, noise, field recordings, sound poetry, electronic and comtemporary music.
The festival will be broadcast live online and through radio spatialisation system installed at the Intermedia platform on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23 February 2020.

 

Global E-missions / E-missions Globales

We have almost arrived at the point of no return, we are in the red and the situation is becoming alarming. After this date, humanity would draw irreversibly from “non-renewable” reserves. No matter how this is calculated and the exact reality of this thesis, we as arstists, muscians, composers, poets question how we act upon our world, what our carbon impact might be, as well as imagining how we could build viables solutions for all.
If we have found, the conscious individual or certain policies, activities as more or less sustainable solutions for ourselves, as singular and being a small part of the population, they are far from solving the problem overall. As long as industry and neo-liberal systems continue their unimpeded march of overconsumption and excessive production, and continue to turn a blind eye to the problems of our self-centered expansion on Earth, disaster may not be averted.
Earth Overshoot Day (EOD), previously known as Ecological Debt Day (EDD), is the calculated illustrative calendar date on which humanity’s resource consumption for the year exceeds Earth’s capacity to regenerate those resources that year. Earth Overshoot Day is calculated by dividing the world biocapacity (the amount of natural resources generated by Earth that year), by the world ecological footprint (humanity’s consumption of Earth’s natural resources for that year), and multiplying by 365, the number of days in one Gregorian common calendar year:

When viewed through an economic perspective, EOD represents the day in which humanity enters an ecological deficit spending. In ecology the term Earth Overshoot Day illustrates the level by which human population overshoots its environment. In 2019, Earth Overshoot Day was on July 29.[2]

In the context of Audioblast, this concept of emission particulary interests us; developing the concept as a globalised E-mission : of course carbon dioxide emissions but also transmissions or Electronic Emissions (E-missions) in connection with these possibilities of transmitting sound of globalised way, sound and the air working together, without air, there is no sound (indeed the sound makes the air that is transmitted to our ear vibrate). So how does this inspire us? Do we feel invested in these issues? How can we address the problem of global emissions, overshoot day, over consumption, resistance, alternative proposals or attempts to provoke political reaction or destabilise the all-powerful and destructive ideological neo-liberal sphere?

PROGRAMME

Exhibition

Location : Plateforme Intermédia
4 Boulevard Léon Bureau
44200 Nantes

Preview exhibition : Tuesday 4th February 2020 at 18h30

Exhibition opening : from Wednesday 5th February to Saturday 29th February 2020
Times opening : from Wednesday to Saturday 14h30 at 18h30

more info here

 

Round-table

Saturday 15th February 2020 de 14h30 à 17h00

Location : Plateforme Intermédia
4 Boulevard Léon Bureau
44200 Nantes

 

Concerts

Festival opening Friday 21th February 2020
line up according to call for concerts
Location : Les Ateliers de Bitche
3 rue de Bitche
44000 Nantes

Saturday 22th and Sunday 23th February 2020
line up according to call for concerts
Location : Plateforme Intermédia
4 Boulevard Léon Bureau
44200 Nantes