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Platform Live 2.9.2011

SQUID project is an online, ever-expanding archive of texts, written by professionals from the cultural field from all over the world. It is also a framework for offline activities such as public readings, artists’ presentations and discussions. SQUID was started in 2005 and is run by the artists Katja Aglert [SE], Martijn van Berkum [NL], Janna Holmstedt [SE].

During the event, the text archive will be on display and you are welcome to sit down and read texts, browse the website, print your favourites and listen to sound files.

The invited guests for the evening are visual artist Anna Lundh and composer/sound artist Johan Landgren. They will both individually conduct live performances that are thematically and conceptually connected to their text contributions, which will be released the same day.

Johan Landgren will perform one of his experimental voice acts, which he describes with the words: The voice is false. False like a bad copy, a hybrid, an impostor. Lend me your ear and I will tell you why. And show you how.

Anna Lundh’s starting point is her investigation into composer Karl-Birger Blomdahl’s unfinished opera project ‘Sagan om den stora Datamaskinen’ and, specifically, one of the remaining documents (dating 1967) – a list of concrete sounds to be used in the opera. Through Lundh’s performance she problematizes the relationships between concepts such as time, history, ‘the now’, technology, sound and text.


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