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Nusantaoのサウンドスケープ

– ヌサンタオは帆と櫂の力で広大なネットワークを生み出した。そしてナマコをオーストラリア北部から中国南部の食卓に運び、バナナの木をニューギニアのジャングルからマダカスカルの庭園に運んだ。そして行き来するたびに、モノや知識や文化がこちらからあちらへ、あちらからこちらへと伝わっていった –

先史時代の東南アジア、南シナ海周辺地域に暮らした人々は、遠く南太平洋やインド洋まで地球を半周するような広い範囲を自由に移動し異なる地域をつなぐ言語を生み出し、活発な交流で文化や技術を伝え合いながら広大な海上ネットワークを構築しました。
東南アジア文明の起源を研究した人類学者ウィルヘルム・ソルハイム(Wilhelm Solheim)は海上の「通信」ネットワークを構築した人々をオーストロネシア語のヌサン(南の島)とタオ(人々)を意味する言葉から「ヌサンタオ」(Nusantao)と名づけました。このイベントは、ヌサンタオの海上交易・通信ネットワークをサウンドスケープとして再構築することによって現代の光ファイバーと分散ネットワーク技術によってグローバル化された現代の通信空間を逆説的に定義し、想像上の境界の非合理性に関するディスカッションを生み出すことを期待しています。
当イベントは高円寺のなんとか・バーの物理空間と、ラジオ・ラジャトクヨの無形の無線空間(アート・イニシアティブ・トーキョー・プラットフォーム)を利用して行います。
第一部:
フィリピンのサウンド・アーティストとWSKアートディレクターのTengalが選んだプレイリストをお届け。
第二部:
自身が移民である、または移民問題に関心を寄せるアーティストによるライブパフォーマンスを行う予定です。本イベントはインターネットラジオでリアルタイムライブストリーミングされます。

Nusantao SoundscapesはTengalとJong Pairezによるキュレーションで行われます。

入場料: 無料

Nusantao Soundscapes: A Speculative History and Picnoleptic Memory of Internetwork Seafaring Migrants

March 15, 2018 Thursday
18:00 – 24:00 Tokyo Time
Nantoka Bar, Koenji
Tokyo, Japan

RADIOLAB | POP-UP FILIPINO RESTAURANT BAR | LISTENING PARTY | LIVE PERFORMANCES

Nusantao Soundscapes is a one-night-only bar and radio event that seeks to engender a dialogue through sound about migrations and speculative history of Nusantao, a fictional term devised by archaeologist Wilhelm Solheim II to describe his hypothesis of migration by seafaring Austronesian people who navigated and built networks connecting the Celebes Sea, the Pacific and Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. By reconstructing the memory of Nusantao speculatively as soundscapes in relation to today’s fiber optics and distributed network technology, the programmed radio event also hopes to engender a discourse about the irrationality of imaginary borders that paradoxically define the space of globalization today. Using both the physical space of Nantoka Bar in Koenji and the sonic virtual space of Internet radio, the program will be in three parts. The first part is a set of playlist, specially selected for this event, from sound artists/researchers who are working on oral history/sound ecology of translocal cultures in Asia. The second part is a live performance by artists/researchers who are currently in the status of migration and or interested in migrant issues responding to the playlist through sound works. Lastly, as the entire event metaphorically represents as a seafaring boat sailing into the high seas of Internet, a random playlist from the audience’s device will be netcasted.

Nusantao Soundscapes is curated by Tengal and Jong Pairez with the support of Arts Initiative Tokyo for Radio RabaTokyo.

Click here for the Programme details!

Curator Profiles:

tengalTengal has been involved in interactive media, digital arts, moving images, and curatorial and research-based production towards the imminent intersections of art, society, and technology since 2005. He has given lectures, performed, and exhibited his work locally and abroad.

He is the founder and artistic director of SABAW Media Art Kitchen – an arts initiative that acts as a curatorial platform specializing in digital and intermedia art, particularly those created by artists, makers, and designers from the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region. SABAW has been producing workshops, inter-artist dialogues and forums, music albums, art festivals, and concerts for cutting-edge music concerts and expanded cinema. It is the primary proponent behind WSK: Festival Of The Recently Possible, the first and only international festival of digital art and new media in the Philippines. WSK celebrates digital culture and invention through an annual gathering that brings together a global community of artists and audiences. Recently, he was the creative director of Awesomelab Inc. – an invention lab that builds, develops, and launches tech-related products and services for social impact.

jongpairezJong Pairez is from Leyte but currently lives and works in Tokyo as an unskilled foreign migrant worker. He studied Studio Arts majoring in Painting as an undergraduate at the University of the Philippines College of Fine Arts, received an MA in Art Studies and Curatorial Practices from Tokyo University of the Arts. While in Japan he worked as a love hotel janitor, more recently as a supermarket errand person while writing his MA thesis. Jong has always dreamt of becoming an artist, but he eventually abandoned the idea after realising that art requires privilege and the kind of virtuosity as defined by Italian semiologist Paolo Virno. His estrangement from art and work allow him to develop a different creative practice that withdraws away from the culture of making and the aesthetics of productive anxiety. Pairez is currently working on a durational collaborative research with foreign and local precariats using radio space as a platform. His independent research interests include cultural studies, curatorially engaged art, southeast asian studies, and contemporary art.

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