REGENERATIVE FEEDBACK SIGNAL/MODEL/FEEDBACK: DREAMCRUSHER, COLIN SELF, FLORA YIN-WONG, NEHA SPELLFISH, MARIELLE PELISSERO, JON LINDBLOM, PAUL REKRET
“Rational conduct depends not only upon knowing what is really happening and being able to interpret it, but on having present in our minds a representation of what is going to happen next. This representation is not an account of what is the case, but a continuous prognosis of what is about to be reported to us as being the case. It is a prognosis continuously corrected by feedback.” — Stafford Beer
Sunday, May 27th, ISSUE is pleased to present the final evening of Regenerative Feedback: On Listening And Its Emancipatory Potential, a three day symposium of talks, presentations, discourse, and performances centered around biological, social, political and cognitive negotiations in music. Experimental in form, each evening of Regenerative Feedback explores various ethical dimensions, historical circumstances, and cultural resonances of musical artifacts through a series of individual presentations, a roundtable conversation guided by a moderator, interlocuting performances, and extended Q&As.
Taking the general heading SIGNAL/MODEL/FEEDBACK as a point of departure, the Sunday event features presentations by composer of “NIHILIST QUEER REVOLT MUSIK” Dreamcrusher, performance theorist Marielle Pelissero, Oakland-based multidisciplinary sound artist Neha Spellfish, Stockholm-based cultural theorist Jon Lindblom (with work mainly focusing on rehabilitating the grand dimensions of cultural and aesthetic modernism), and author and scholar Paul Rekret. The panel is moderated by Colin Self. In addition, the evening also features interlocuting performances from London-born producer, writer and DJ Flora Yin-Wong, as well as Colin Self presenting a talk and demonstration of Xhoir, a non-utilitarian choir focused on alternative modalities of group singing.
6-8pm: Presentations and Roundtable
9:30-10:00pm: Xhoir with Colin Self