SONIC CATHARSIS

(SOUND AS POLITICAL MANNER)

REIF FOR CENTRE D'ART CONTEMPORAIN GENÈVE'S 5th FLOOR






With the abrupt disruption of society as we knew it, countercultural communities were forced to deal with our spaces for play vanishing, forcing us to imagine new spaces we could migrate - simultaneously reinforcing the need for thought expansion and a reimagined a safe space.

For our residency at Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneve's 5th floor, we have commissioned a group of artists taking part in the two first releases of our label, 01 & 02 - to give form to varying cultural instigation strategies in order to investigate how we as a community can reignite the fires of night culture and create new ways of gathering as the world reopens. Reverberating from their bodies, new works, and untold stories; the artists collectively illustrate how sound can be a means of resistance.

Prioritizing experiences that don’t align with patriarchal values, we use art as a vehicle to craft new realities.
Movement and sound are ancient technologies we engage with throughout the residency, specifically the ways they manifest and morph in contemporary club culture.
We amplify sound, the chosen instrument, for political catharsis and social change.
Sonic Catharsis (sound as political manner) - REIF for Centre d’Art Contemporain de Geneve's 5th Floor - formalizes the work we have done outside of institutional spaces in order to reach new audiences, crafting a space for engagement with sound in a hyper contemporary manner.

REIF is a multifaceted cultural movement that actualizes through record releases and community activations - these actions deepen the conversation between artists and audience, and this new intersection with the CAC is a collision that allows culture at large to connect deeper in order to collectively progress into an expanded future.





UPCOMING PROGRAM

NOVEMBER ‘21
JEFF MILLS x ISABEL LEWIS
A video convo and dance rendezvous between two artists, in hopes to find out what is their common ground through exploring sound and science fiction to create ideal worlds of social entanglement.
[Sonic Movement]

DECEMBER ‘21
rROXYMORE x JOSH JOHNSON
Our second sound x movement offering, we bring forth these two artists into a collaborative process of movement.
[Sonic Movement]

JANUARY ‘22
LABOUR X RICHARD KENNEDY
Sound x Movement Program TBD
We invite the artists to re-imagine the concept of opera  through the medium of Labour’s and Richard’s visual opera performances, serving as a homage to sirens.