Network Music Festival

Sound without Borders // 15-18th July 2020

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Utterings is a networked performance and research group in which six artists gather online and, while blindfolded, engage in utterings as communication, building on solo’s, duo’s, chorals and silence. They try to develop an on the fly “new” language, that forwards attention, trust and feelings above rationality.

Utterings is a collaborative attempt to go beyond the borders and closures created by languages, opening up and transgressing these in a performance that probes meaning through pre-language communication and formerly un-inhabited expressions.

In Utterings communication is not approached as a transmission of information, ruled by code or abstract conventions, but as connection through affection, attention, glitches, lags and even voids.

Utterings is a networked performance and research group; an online “band” composed of Annie Abrahams (FR), Daniel Pinheiro (PT), Constança Carvalho Homem (PT), Curt Cloninger (US), Nerina Cocchi (BE) and Derek Piotr (US). Annie Abrahams investigates the possibilities and limits of communication under networked conditions. She is known worldwide for her netart and collective writing experiments and is an internationally regarded pioneer of networked performance art. Constança Carvalho Homem studied Modern Languages and Literatures at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Porto. She completed her Masters in Text and Performance Studies with Distinction at King’s College London and RADA. Translator, dramaturg, performer and director, she’s also one half of doublebass and voice duo HomemMadeira. Curt Cloninger is an artist, writer, and Associate Professor of New Media at the University of North Carolina Asheville (US). His art has been featured in the New York Times and at museums and galleries.