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Sonic Acts Academy 2018 takes place this February

The line up include Catherine Christer Hennix, Christina Kubisch and Moor Mother

Sonic Acts Academy 2018 will take place from 23–25 February across various locations in Amsterdam, including Dansmakers and Paradiso Noord – Tolhuistuin.

“Today, more than ever, it is necessary to address the function of art and the artist and to expand the conversation to include the processes of the ‘decolonisation of thought’ – certainly one of the most critical factors in artistic practices today,” say the festival organisers. “Together, we need to rethink how education can again become a tool for discovery and growth, for development and emancipation, and not just a machine that disseminates dominant modes of thinking.”

With the programme featuring workshops, seminars, lectures, performances and screenings, the line up will include Ane Hjort Guttu, Ase Manual, Catherine Christer Hennix, Charmaine Chua, Christina Kubisch, Cocky Eek, Daniel Mann, DJ Haram, DJ Lycox, Dreamcrusher, Drippin, Filipa César, Geng, Wire contributor Jennifer Lucy Allan, Jennifer Walshe, Kilbourne, Lorenzo Pezzani, Marija Bozinovska Jones, Mario de Vega, Martijn van Boven, Moor Mother, Nicole Hewitt, Nora Sternfeld, Renske Maria van Dam, Rick Dolphijn, Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, Sasha Litvintseva, Solveig Suess, Susan Schuppli, Swan Meat, and Violence, with more still to be announced. A retrospective exhibition of the works of Swedish artist Catherine Christer Hennix will also take place at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam from 9 February, and on 20 February the film Spell Reel, about the birth of Guinean cinema, will screen at EYE alongside a Q&A with director Filipa César.

Tickets for Sonic Acts are on sale now, priced at €55.07 – €67.94.