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Rewire 2021

Along with dear friend Connie Zheng @yconniezheng and our mentor and Professor Anna Friz, the three of us were selected to share our audio works at the Rewire 2021 Festival! Feeling very grateful to have been one of the 10 artists chosen (out of 400 submissions 😱). Really, truly was not expecting this. 🤗

Here’s a brief description of my work ~ “Remembering The Pulse” is inspired by Alexis Pauline Gumbs’s work Dub: Finding Ceremony and Leny Mendoza Strobel’s anthology Babaylan: Filipinos and the Call of the Indigenous. This work combines voice narration (recitation of poetry), sound effects, and field recordings. The intersectional nature of this work seeks to show the parallels between Gumbs’ and Strobel’s ideas and their influence on my interpretation of ritual, ceremony, and ancestral knowledge.”

Connie Zheng’s work is “Soil Trance.” It explores the expansive possibilities of the hibernative and dormant state, and the ways in which the limbo state of waiting—as embodied by the seed waiting below ground for the most fruitful conditions for its germination—could also be a generative space for nurturing unseen tendrils and rhizomes, for growing sideways and toward the heart of the earth.”

Anna Friz’s work “The Joy Channel”, created with Emmanuel Madan, was also chosen, along with an older solo work “How to Pack a Whale” will be a part of the phenomenonal programming.

https://www.rewirefestival.nl/news/line-up-complete-for-rewire-2021—online-edition

Rewire is an annual international festival for adventurous music. In 2021, Rewire breaks with it’s traditional format of presenting adventurous music in a wide range of venues and sites in The Hague, Netherlands; instead, they are presenting a fully online programme on 6 – 9 May 2021 including commissioned works, remote collaborations and premieres.

#rewirefestival2021 🎧🎤🔊

By Dorothy R. Santos

Dorothy R. Santos (b. 1978) is a Filipina American writer, artist, and educator whose academic and research interests include feminist media histories, critical medical anthropology, technology, race, and ethics. She is a Ph.D. student in Film and Digital Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz as a Eugene V. Cota-Robles fellow. She received her Master’s degree in Visual and Critical Studies at the California College of the Arts and holds Bachelor’s degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of San Francisco. Her work as been exhibited at Ars Electronica, Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the GLBT Historical Society.

Her writing appears in art21, Art in America, Ars Technica, Hyperallergic, Rhizome, Vice Motherboard, and SF MOMA’s Open Space. Her essay “Materiality to Machines: Manufacturing the Organic and Hypotheses for Future Imaginings,” was published in The Routledge Companion to Biology in Art and Architecture. She is a co-founder of REFRESH, a politically-engaged art and curatorial collective and serves as the Executive Director for the Processing Foundation.

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