A broadcast from Bergen Kjøtt as part of Bergen Kunsthalls Landmark Satellite programme.
With live performances from MÆKUR (Maiа Urstad, Eva Rowson and Anton Kats), Karen Werner, Luke Drozd and N+M (Njål Paulsberg and Maia Urstad)
MÆKUR is the collaborative project of Maiа Urstad, Eva Rowson and Anton Kats. The collective synthesizes artistic, sonic, radiophonic and curatorial practices to research and respond to communication technologies, amateur radio networks, archival practices and ways of listening.
MÆKUR launch their first vinyl release “CONDITIONS : 1218-0719” in this online audio broadcast of live performances and audio works from MÆKUR and collaborators.
As new technological forms open up and others become obsolete, MÆKUR are interested in how methods of self-organising, listening and transmitting evolve, as well as the sounds of the technology itself – its errors, interruptions and signals. At the core of the MÆKUR collaboration is an ongoing archive, to emphasise multiple sounds of technical development and the different communities that form around it.
The live broadcast will share tracks from the vinyl release, and premiere performances from MÆKUR’s upcoming broadcast project “CONDITIONS 20_00” – from radio artist and sociologist Karen Werner, artist Luke Drozd, Anton Kats (MÆKUR) and a new collaboration from N+M (Maia Urstad (MÆKUR) and musician Njål Paulsberg).
Part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. Re-Imagine Europe is initiated by Sonic Acts (NL) and coordinated by Paradiso (NL) in collaboration with Elevate Festival (AT), Lighthouse (UK), INA GRM (FR), Kontejner (HR), Landmark / Bergen Kunsthall (NO), A4 (SK), Disruption Network Lab (DE) and Ràdio Web MACBA (ES).