Confrontation and improvisation in the destructive world of online trolls.
Landscape of Hate is an improvised multimedia project that promotes and encourages the public voice, in a time and reality where revenge pornography, online bullying and hate speech have become commonplace. The project is influenced by a multitude of dialogues that address how different forms of hatred can be overcome.
Landscape of Hate events combine debates and art exhibitions with improvisation-based concert performances. Here, electronic original compositions are mixed with sound samples, content from social media, soundscapes and video projections. The raw material is data obtained from the open internet, research interviews and other public sources, and is unique to each performance.
At the Bergen International Festival, the Landscape of Hate team, in collaboration with Høgskolen på Vestlandet, will hold a two-day workshop to create multimedia material, visual art and soundscapes used in the performance itself. There will also be an art exhibition featuring cartoons from Norwegian-Danish-Eritrean Josef Yohannes and his The Urban Legend - the world's first African superhero in comic book form - and the Canadian project Learning to Hate, created by Jason Wallin and Jessie Beier.
The evening begins with a discussion led by Landscape of Hate creator Vivek Venkatesh, who also works on the prevention of radicalization and violent extremism as a UNESCO co-Chair. The panel is the cartoonist Josef Yohannes, the Danish human rights and internet activist Emma Holten and Canadian ambassador to Norway, Artur Wilczynski.
Vivek Venkatesh composer, curator, vocals, soundscape | David Hall visual artist | Jason Wallin, Owen Chapman, DJ anabasine, DJ softcoresoft composer, DJ, improvisation
Language: Performed in English