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Janneke van der Putten on USB (BCN, 28.09.18)

by Ishak
(Photo by Gabriëlle Barros Martins).
Janneke van der Putten is a visual artist and performer based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her practice includes listening experiences, performances, sound and video, image / text / textile documentations, workshops, music projects and creating platforms for cultural exchange. Her voice is her main tool, guiding her through physical and sonic explorations in different landscapes, employing techniques learned during years of study. Her music moves away from the usual parameters of the modern, where amplification and synthesis are the norm, and focuses on the simple resonance of the body, in the here and now. By interacting with specific sites and local contexts through his personal experiences, he investigates (human) responses to his environment and its relationship to natural phenomena and transitions, such as the aurora.
   (MAREA festival Ravenna 2018.)
Graduated in TXT (Textile), Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam) and completed his MMus in Artistic Research, Royal Academy of Art and Royal Conservatoire (The Hague). Between 2009 and 2015 she received singing lessons. Dhrupad (traditional North Indian classical music) with Marianne Svašek and Amelia Cuniand is self-taught in various extended vocal techniques. The project Invisible architecture with Christian Galarretafor which they released a vinyl in 2014, has been presented at, among others, the Museum of Contemporary Art (Lima). In 2016 and 2017 she was co-curator of the Aloardi Festival 'Peruvian New Music & Arts'.WORM (Rotterdam). Van der Putten regularly presents his work on the peninsula and has already performed at various venues in Barcelona, Madrid, Seville, Malaga, Malaga, Murcia, Pontevedra, Bilbao and Zaragoza. In 2018, for example, he performed in Barcelona Symbiotic Unionan independent initiative at the University of Catalonia, as well as at the University of Catalonia. Archipiélago Festival at the Reina Sofía Museum in Madrid.
(Photo TAAK - Cobra Museum, 2018.)
The piece programmed in TeslaFM is the recording in Barcelona Symbiotic Union, held on September 28, 2018.


by Ishak

"Only through time, time is conquered.", T. S. Eliot.
"Being on the outskirts is also being on the inside.", Pablo García Casado


Dispolitopia: dystopian and political
Through the figure of the flâneur we will work on the dramaturgy of sound in abandoned spaces, recording certain sounds, noises, or voices, with mobile technology and including them in the work we produce. We will work in the studio with voices and other sounds. We are interested in these spaces, which are located or paralyzed in a certain historical moment. Any space conceived as a mere transit. How the ruin survives, the structure, despite the irremissible passage of time. With urban exploration we make contact with bodily sensations provoked by passing through them: chills, a certain feeling of insecurity. This is how we will transfer it to sound, to musical emotions, to our own poems, to the sound work we do.

Photos: Alicia G. Nuñez

A non-place, as already exposed Marc Augé in the field of anthropology or Ballard in that of science fiction, it is an intermediate space that does not provide us with identity, it subtracts it in a certain way. We are interested in the relationship of these concepts as applied to poetry: "There is no time for poetry", as he wrote Carilda Oliver Labra. The genre itself is a non-place between literary genres. Poetry is the margin, a note on the margin, musicality, body, experience, a game of repetitions that endow the signifier itself with other meanings. This is how we work the poetic genre: weaving a sonorous space that gives meaning to those residual spaces, victims of the acceleration of capitalist processes or the excessive advance of neoliberalism. We are interested in emphasizing how these urban spaces affect the environment, how they abound after certain historical processes, they grow, destined to disuse or to shelter victims of the social context. How nature takes sides, takes possession of them with its branches, trees growing inside them. How time has been eating space to time, we are interested in stopping for a moment. To forget the fear it arouses, to consider it a lie.


VOC·DAT is made up of the poet, multidisciplinary artist and journalist Alicia G. Núñezthe experimental musician Daniel Alvarez and the plastic artist and poet Ángela Gemio. It is also the acronym of the verse of Alejandra Pizarnik: "Vertigo or contemplation of something ending.".

They work in the field of contemporary sound art, experimental electronic music and poetry. Their research includes the work of authors such as Gloria Fuertes, Virginie Despentes, Adrienne Rich o A. Pizarnik and their own. Their live performances are random and improvised in real time. Each sample of their production is unique in performative terms.

Photo Bubalú

The piece programmed here is a field recording work that was made for the call for proposals. "24H World Phonography" of the UQACUniversité du Québec à Chicoutimi. VOCDAT was selected for this call for proposals and performed field recording and live recording work at Konvent Zero. The band at that time consisted of Alicia G. Núñez, Daniel Álvarez Martínez and Ángela Gemio. To date, only Dani is still with her.
Alicia G. y Ángela Gemio have embarked on a new path with a band named LiTTiO Xwith the same mutant and noise-generating spirit.