One of the predominant themes occurring during the pandemic has been the splicing and interweaving of multiple places and times. Creating an almost phenomenological “cut-up”, spaces from the gaming industry, to fashion, to artistic practices have facilitated a portal between two marks in time. The excessive use of relational digital tools has created a new dystopian mental state that is radically changing how we understand the self and perceive the other. Examining locations that provide a ground for discourse around the ancient, other realities, technology, nature, one-and-other and time through sonic rituals and technology acting as portals to eerie landscapes now lost to humankind.
Otherness festival is to collide and abstract multiple conceptual and social debates around the remix/cut/mash-up culture, such as a distortion of reality through mass media, a blurring of fact and fiction, secret societies of the digital age, a lost sense of time and interlocational collaboration.
Over the course of 3 days, IKLECTIK will bring together panel discussions, A/V performances and screenings to collide and abstract multiple conceptual ideas and social debates around the topic of Otherness in a peri-pandemic context.
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