The Noise of Being

A group exhibition with Justin Bennett


Sonic Acts Festival, Amsterdam
01/02 – 26/02/2017

Arti et Amicitiae
Rokin 112
1012 LB Amsterdam

Running from 1 to 26 February at Arti et Amicitiae, the exhibition features artworks and installations by a.o. Joey Holder, Justin Bennett, Pinar Yoldas and Zach Blas. The artworks and installations reflect on how climate change, the Anthropocene, rapid technological advances and post-contemporary anxiety affect society, politics and the human body; they speculate on the future of humanity with science fiction scenarios, amorphous blobs, biological evolution, biometric governmentality, queerness, Artificial Intelligences and synthetic biology. The exhibition will be officially opened on 1 February.


Justin Bennett will present Vilgiskoddeoayvinyarvi: Wolf Lake on the Mountains,
filmed and recorded on location during the production of an audio-walk for the
2016 Dark Ecology journey. In this three-part audio-visual installation we follow Viktor Koslovsky, a scientist still working at the otherwise abandoned Kola Superdeep Borehole, a geological research station “at the border of everything” in northwest Russia. He tells of the history of this former cold-war project and of his current research
which he describes as “listening to the past in order to hear the future”.