Mattin - Noisy Days at Shanghai Biennial

Noisy Days at Shanghai Biennial
Feb 28-Mar 01, 2015
Venue: 3F Theater, Power Station of Art
Performer: Werner Dafeldecker, Mattin, News Blues Crew, Otomo Yoshihide, Sachiko M, Torturing
Nurse, Yan Jun
Planner: Nicholas Bussmann

The truth, in the eyes of economists worldwide, is that of an incremental advantage: a signal
relative to a noise. Deng Xiaoping’s famous:
让一部分人先富起来 “let a few be rich first”
marks the
end of an absolute truth based on ideology for China, and ultimately, the global hegemony of the
concept of the sufficient truth of statistics, the relevant signal: The culture of advantage.

This relative truth only exists against a backdrop of noise; but can noise itself be displayed?
Noise, it seems, is only exhibited within an environment subject to a strict hygiene regime, a space
cleaned to the utmost. However, noise is no longer presented; only the frame, the white wall
remains. The noise has been domesticated. It has become a defined signal. Similarly, nobody has ever
heard the silence of John Cage’s 4:33. It is a situation where an interpreter merely executes a
composer’s algorithm/composition in a concert hall with an audience strictly seated, not daring to
move, cough or speak. With two nights of concerts, the Shanghai Biennale extends the thematic
exhibition “Social Factory” to reflect on noise as a continuous process, an uncatchable, slippery,
undefined in-between - the uncertain potential of society.

Timetable

Saturday 28 February
19:30-19:40 Introduction by Nicholas Bussmann Theater
19:45-20:30 J.Cage Williams Mix by Werner Dafeldecker Theater
20:40-21:20 The News Blues concert version News Blues installation
21:30-22:10 Yan Jun Theater
22:20-23:00 Sachiko M Theater

Sunday 1 March
14:30-17:00 The News Blues workshop News Blues installation
19:30-20:15 Mattin Theater
20:25-21:10 Otomo Yoshihide Theater
21:20-22:00 torturing nurse Theater

March 5th, 6th & 7th, 2015
Noise and the Possibility for a Future
A Conference Organized at the Goethe Institute Los Angeles
Curated by Warren Neidich

Participants:
Victor Albarracin, Andrew Berandini, David Burrows, Luciano Chessa, Mathieu Copeland, Simone Forti,
Paul Hegarty, J Scott Kelso , Sarah Kessler, Ulrich Krieger, Mattin, Daniel Munoz, Renee
Petropoulis, David Schafer, Marcus Schmickler, Susan Silton, Dave Soldier, Gabie Strong Karen
Tongson, Susanne Winterling

March 9th 2015

Mattin presentation at ESP forum (experimental sound practice)

CalArts | California Institute of the Arts

12:45 to 2:15pm in B3025B