The V-A-C foundation is dedicated to the “international presentation, production and development of Russian contemporary art” and will be opening a new headquarters at the former power station. Built in 1907, the building sits along the banks of the Moskva River, and will be revived and re-constructed to house new interventions by artists.
Geometry of Now will be a series of installations, workshops, lectures ad performances dedicated to sound-art to kick off the reconfiguration of the architectural space. Curated by Mark Fell, the ambitious project includes contributions by 75 artists, with installations by Florian Hecker, Theo Burt, Hannah Sawtell and Carl Michael Von Hausswolff among others.
There will a series of performances, with Stephen O’Malley with Alexey Tegin, as well as an early and late evening program with sets by Equiknoxx, Jlin, Inga Copeland, Lee Scratch Perry and Dubblestandart, among many others.
In addition to performance, there are also a number of exciting lectures, workshops and in-conversations, including the Modular synthesis workshop with Keith Fullerton Whitman and Jack Adams (aka Mumdance), the ‘Gender – Politics – Sound’ discussion with Georgina Born and Terre Thaemlitz, and moderated by Andrey Parshikov, the ‘Novel Approaches for 3-D Sound Spatialisation’ workshop with Paul Modler and Markus Noisternig and ‘Approaches to Field Recording’ with Jana Winderen , Gleb Glonti, Katya Reshetnikova, and Christophe Charles moderated by Tony Myatt and more.
See the GES-2 website for the full programme and more details.**