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Includes nterviews with DJ Lycox, Eartheater, Lorenzo Senni, Nkisi, Sue Tompkins, Upsammy, Vladimir Ivkovic, Acolytes and DJ Heroin, a portrait of Queeste, plus essays on mineral sounds, artistic research on dancefloors, platform capitalism and noise as well as a photo essay of crowds at Rewire Festival and contributions by Belia Winnewisser & Vinzenz Meyer, Pierre Berthet as well as Tomoko Sauvage
"In its 18th edition, zweikommasieben once again collects numerous suggestions for how one can arrive at other perceptions of the world and make use of them. The many artists, musicians and contributors featured tell of other ways of seeing and hearing, other ways of experiencing.
Artists are experts at developing new perceptions. For example, when new contexts for performances or presentations are sought—like Gerben de Louw for the Dutch label Queeste. Meanwhile, performer Sue Tompkins emphasizes how different contexts and locations can serve as catalysts for other occasions. And Nkisi not only has another view of the world, but choses the very possibility of looking at other worlds as a pseudonym.
In Bogomir Doringer’s project I Dance Alone, another view was developed in the modern sense of media technology: he hangs cameras from the ceilings of clubs and festival tents, in order to look at the dance floor from a bird’s-eye-view. Here, a new way of seeing turns into language—just like a new way of hearing sounds can fuel new writing, as Alexander Iadorola shows in his poetic review of the mineral sounds of Lechuga Zafiro and Catherine Christer Hendrix.
All of these attempts and experiments are the inspiration for a magazine that not least sets out to document contemporary music and sounds through such a diversity. Instead of presenting one single perspective, zweikommasieben hopes that their astonishment at the artistic knowledge developed through these various new efforts will be shared by its readers."