Zeno Siemens reviews Shannon Mattern’s “Code and Clay, Data and Dirt: Five Thousand Years of Urban Media.”
Soapbox Web’s Cas Bezemer reviews “Kistvaen”, an AV-art performance by Roly Porter and MFO (Marcel Weber) that was featured as a part of the 2020 Sonic Acts Academy.
Soapbox Web’s Nina Biddle reviews “Magical Thinking: Towards a Future Worth Living”-Day One of the Sonic Acts Conference
Soapbox Web’s Cas Bezemer reviews “Pause and Play”, a one-day exhibition held at Amsterdam-based art initiative NEVERNEVERLAND.
‘Intradisciplinary’ research group Forensic Architecture blur the boundaries between art, architecture, research and human rights in this exhibition, Forensic Justice. Laura van den Bergh reports from its opening at BAK in Utrecht, finding hope in its interventions in ecocide and genocide.
Calvin Duggan reflects on the irony of celebrating the ‘take-it-to-the-streets’ protests of the 60s and 70s in the neat packaging of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. He asks what we can learn from the re-materialisation of these artworks and the struggles they were a part of in such a space, and how they might help us to reflect on the ongoing struggles of the present day.