Brussels (November 17 - December 2, 2007)

Jonctions / Verbindingen 10: Tracks in electr(on)ic fields

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About VJ10

Tracks in electr(on)ic fields, gestures transformed into data, codes that set bodies in motion, prescriptions that ask to be interpreted. Pretended or real identities spread like viruses as they are carried across networks by (un)controlable, commercialised and personalised information services, inhabiting borders and embodying rumours.

Opening November 24, La Bellone, 14:00 - 17:00

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The interdisciplinary festival Jonctions/Verbindingen is at its tenth edition. On location at La Bellone, Constant proposes a series of reflections on our bodily, psychological and formal relationship to technology. Following four parallel threads, Verbindingen/Jonctions mixes electronic music, free distribution, software creation, playful experimentation, sociological survey, electronic cooking, experimental archiving and techno-performance. What traces do technologies leave on us, and how do we in return leave imprints on that technology? How can we imagine other readings of the ‘codified movements’ we perform vis-a-vis technology? How do we act around machines, and can we shift away from repetitive strain, to gestures that practice, point and probe?

This edition of Jonctions is put together in collaboration with artist Michel Cleempoel (E-Traces), music programmer Yves Poliart (Around us…), curator Bettina Knaup (video library) and music, theatre and circus stage director Virginie Jortay (production).

About Verbindingen/Jonctions:

Verbindingen/Jonctions (V/J), is an annual multidisciplinary festival organised by Constant. It combines high-, low- and no-tech strategies from utopian, contemporary, traditional and tribal cultures with open standards, free licenses, feminism and queer theories. Because we are interested in the space between thinking and doing, the festival offers radio makers, artists, software programmers, academics, Linux users, interface designers, urban explorers, performance artists, technicians, lawyers and others an occasion to experience each other’s practice, and share their interests with a broad public of visitors.