Text by CLOT Magazine
Unsound 2019 takes place between October 6 and 13, and this year’s theme is solidarity. The starting point to explore what solidarity means today is the 30th anniversary of democratic elections in Poland.
How do we fight isolation and distraction to collectively and positively imagine possible futures and shared purpose? How do we look for solidarity beyond borders and passports? What does solidarity mean in relation to ecosystems and the beings that inhabit them? Does the present moment demand colour and light in response to the bleak, unstable reality around us? What is an alternative to algorithm-driven platforms that exploit artists financially? What forms might protest music take in 2019? Unsound asks.
And to find answers to these and other questions, the festival is running a call for entries for their Discourse Program, exploring what the theme SOLIDARITY means today – in terms of music and sound and in broader terms.
The discourse program includes discussions, workshops, reading groups and screenings related to ecology, philosophy, politics, architecture – and more. The deadline closes on May 31.