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Workshop “past deep future (sounds)” I June 22, 2024

Outdoor geological excursion with Roland Fischer (Symbiont.Space). Organized in collaboration with the Walking Festival of Sound (Jacek Smolicki and Tim Shaw), Zurich, Switzerland.

June 22, 2024
12:00 - 18:00
Location: departure from Bitwäscherei (3.OG), Zentral Wäscherei, Neue Hard 12, 8005 Zürich
organized by SGMK/Hackteria/symbiont/Walking Festival of Sound

On this walk we will go fossil hunting in the outskirts of Zürich. Building on a retreat based on new narratives / ancient strata 2023, the workshop organised by Roland Fischer together with the Walking Festival of Sound (Jacek Smolicki & Tim Shaw) will bring participants to fossil sites to reflect on traces of the past and deep geological timescales - and what past worlds might have sounded like. Revolving around local fossils and temporal narratives, the field trip aims to develop alternative perspectives on human local history, particularly in relation to geology. With a particular focus on the interactions between organic and inorganic matter, or how living things have always been intertwined with the mineral world, sometimes magnificently, sometimes catastrophically.

Roland Fischer is an exhibition curator and science writer who lives and works in Basel and Courfaivre (JU). He studied interdisciplinary natural sciences at ETH Zürich. A festival director, blogger, lecturer and activist for art as research, he is behind various initiatives at the intersection of art and science, and is the founder of in Basel (since 2021).

12:00- Meeting point at Bitwäscherei (3.OG), Zentral Wäscherei, Neue Hard 12, 8005 Zürich
13:00- Reaching the site, picnic and discussion
14:00- Collective fossil hunt
17:00- Departure to Zurich

More information:
Walking Festival of Sound


Photo: Karl Nicolas Lang

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