Arie Altena (NL) is a curator at Sonic Acts. He co-edited the Sonic Acts publications The Dark Universe (2013), Travelling Time (2012), The Poetics of Space (2010), The Cinematic Experience (2008), Anthology of the Computer Arts (2006), and unsorted (2004), as well as Participatory, Ubiscribe 0.9 (Jan van Eyck, 2006). He studied literary theory, and writes about the intersections between art, media and technology. Links: ariealt.home.xs4all.nl (photo: Carina Hesper, source: v2.nl/archive/people/arie-altena)2014 2015 2016
For the Friday evening programme in Murmansk, Dark Ecology hooks up with Friday Milk. The attractive and varied talkshow will combine interviews, talks, and presentations in which curators of Dark Ecology and featured artists of the Dark Ecology project get a chance to present and discuss their ideas and work.
Friday 10 October 2014
On Friday 10 October the programme crosses the border to Nikel. Different aspects of Nikel, its history, industry, culture and environment are explored through guided walks, followed by the second part of the symposium with, amongst others, Dutch artist/designer Femke Herregraven presenting her latest research commissioned for Dark Ecology.
Thursday 9 October 2014
The journey starts on Thursday 9 October in Kirkenes with a symposium featuring a keynote lecture by Timothy Morton, and several guided walks investigating different aspects of Kirkenes. In the evening the first ‘Secret Chamber’ concert, curated by Ivan Zoloto and Anya Kuts from Petrozavodsk, will take place at a secret location. It features Chikiss, one of the most versatile artists on the Russian electro-indie scene, and slow ambient techno by Sergey Suokas.
Friday 27 November 2015
On Friday, 27 November, the programme crosses the border to Murmansk, the largest Russian city above the polar circle. Dark Ecology partner Fridaymilk hosts a talk show with amongst others presentations by Margrethe Pettersen, HC Gilje, Joris Strijbos, and Tatjana Gorbachewskaja.