Edited by Krzysztof Marciniak
- In 2016, the streets of Warsaw became a symbolic battlefield, and sound played a key role in this process. The voices of protest, the sounds of demonstration, and the amplification of resistance revealed the rumblings of power, the noise of disinformation, and the acoustic violence that has infected the sound organism of the city – an echo of both Polish and global political and ecological turbulence.
- The bilingual publication of Warsound Warszawa collects the sound-related thoughts, observations, concerns and hopes of its authors. It is also a special kind of diary. Authors of the book have met this disquiet year within the frames of the Residencies Programme at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art in Warsaw. Being sound artists, performers, activists and sound theoreticians, they perceive reality as a mixture of various waves and oscillations. They mix philosophy with acoustics, sound art with protest, and sound technology with resistance movements. Informed and communal listening can amplify empathy, solidarity, tolerance and respect for cultural diversity; it can de-emphasise social isolation and move us collectively towards mutual understanding, and in this way, become an impulse for change. Sketches, essays, manifests and projects of the sound interventions collected in this publication are aimed to become a starting point for further investigations and activities, but Warsound|Warszawa can also be a guide for anyone interested in listening to politics, and the politics of listening.
- This publication has been made possible with the help of The City of Warsaw. Donia Jourabchi’s residency at the Residencies Programme at the Ujazdowski Castle Centre for Contemporary Art has been co-funded within the program Creative Europe in the frame of the project Sound of Culture – Culture of Sound. Residency has been possible thanks to the financial support of the City of Warsaw. Partners of the residency are Foundation 4.99 and "Glissando" magazine on modern music. We wish to thank the Syrena collective and Café Kryzys for help and support.
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Today at U–jazdowski
Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn
[Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc], directed by Radu Jude, Croatia / Czech Republic / Luxembourg / Romania 2021, 106' (English friendly)