Delta – An Ocean Call was published in March 2020 and has since then been activated through releases and coming togethers at Index Foundation (Stockholm), Weld (Stockholm), Skånes konstförening (Malmö), Museum of Impossible Forms (Helsinki), Bladr (Copenhagen) and Norma T (Oslo). Now, we have come to our final stop – in Brussels!
The last release and coming together of Delta – An Ocean Call is organized together with with Batard Festival and rile*, and will be held at Decoratelier on November 3rd in Brussels. Departing from the liquid narratives in the Delta publication, this last release and coming together will activate the publication through contributions by invited guests. For this occasion Sirah Foighel Brutman with host a QUESTIONS practice, Hara Alonso will install Rain Room, a sound installation, and rile* will present a reader they made in response to Delta.
Decoratelier — Manchesterstraat 17, 1080 Sint-Jans-Molenbeek, Brussels
Program November 3rd
Ongoing — Rain Room by Hara Alonso
17:00 — Presentation Pontus Petterson and Izabella Borzecka
17:30 — QUESTIONS with Sirah Foighel Brutman
18:20 — Presentation by rile* of Delta~Reader
19:00 — End…
QUESTIONS is a discursive practice that started in 2009 out of the necessity to find new ways to polylogue when addressing political and artistic discourse. QUESTIONS enables the participants to continuously reformulate ideas, theories and concepts while advancing towards understanding, misunderstanding, poetics, or all at once. The discussion is held only by asking questions, each participant can ask as many questions as wanted and there is no predetermined order of speakers. Each question needs to relate to the question or questions before it. Each question has to be directed to all participants and not to a specific person. Each participant can repeat a question that was asked earlier in the discussion or ask for 30seconds of silence.
About Rain Room
Rain Room is a sound installation by Hara Alonso where the participants get an immersive physical experience through sound. Understanding sound as a vibration that moves through space and transforms it, sometimes subtle, sometimes violent, this installation attempts to cleave the body and dissolve it. Taking the rain sound as germinal material, Hara Alonso has explored ways of reproducing natural phenomena into a digital one. As a sort of virtual augmentation, the rain expands its limits, dancing against gravity, inside the bodies of the installation.
About Sirah Foighel Brutman
Sirah Foighel Brutman (1993, Israel) works as a dancer and filmmaker. She was educated at the Performing Arts Research and Training Studios (P.A.R.T.S.) in Brussels. Together with Eitan Afrat, she founded the production company Til Far, which produces projects in the field of video art and dance.
About Hara Alonso
Hara Alonso is a pianist and composer based in Stockholm. Emerging from a classical contemporary background, in her current practice electronic and instrumental music coexist along with interactive works. Her music blends dance, electronica, and experimental aesthetics generating rich, complex, and imaginative sonic universes. Movement and physicality is a central element in her creation, therefore she collaborates in multiple dance and circus projects.
rile* is a bookshop and project space for publication and performance. rile* is into poetry, theory, choreography, artist writing and various other text based experiments. rile* organizes performances, meetings, launches, readings… rile* is the base word for silence in Láadan, a feminist constructed language developed by Suzette Haden Elgin in 1982. The language was included in her science fiction Native Tongue series. Láadan contains a number of words that are used to make unambiguous statements that include how one feels about what one is saying. According to Elgin, this is designed to counter language’s limitations to those who are forced to respond I know I said that, but I meant this.
Delta – An Ocean Call is funded by The Swedish arts council and The Nordic Culture Fund. Special thanks to MARC. Touring is made possible with support of the Swedish Arts Grants Committee and Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse.