16 Mar. 2016
→ 18 Mar. 2016

18h00 – 0h00

The Order of Noise: an Art/Music Symposium

The Order of Noise

An Art/Music Symposium

With contributions by Stuart Bailey, Mathieu Copeland, Beatrice Gibson, Yann Chateigné, FM Einheit, Pauline Julier, Mattin, Doreen Mende, microsillons, Muscha, Nils Röller, Laurent Schmid, Paolo Thorsten-Nagel, Franz Treichler, Tris Vonna-Michell, UN Unruh

Devised by the Master in Visual Arts Programs at HEAD – Genève CCC / Trans / Work.Master


“The static comes at him again: a second burst, heading the other way, like an enormous echo or the backrush from the first explosion, air propelled out by its breath being sucked in again. This time it carries him along with it: he feels himself rushing backwards, through a black and endless void. He’s merging with the void: seared, shot through, carbonisé, he’s become the sea of ink, the distance between planets, the space across which signals travel. Like time itself, he’s flattening, turning into carbon paper: the black smear between the sheets, the surface through which things repeat, CC themselves, but that will itself always remain black, and blank. Looking backwards as the soundwave draws away from him, accelerating onwards, he sees things being duplicated in the expanse created by its passage: cats and phone-wires, cars and dancers, rivers. The orchard’s been duplicated too: the siblings have stopped running through it and are sitting at a game-board. All these scenes and objects have been reproduced inwardly, as though injected through some kind of time-syringe into his stomach, in whose blackness they’re suspended like small, lit-up screens, contained by the walls of a new syringe that frames them and injects them further inwards, again and again, the scenes and objects miniaturising more and more as they regress. Eventually, they become so small and distant that they dwindle. From where he is now, he can see the children in the orchard and their game-board shrinking, and the orchard itself shrinking, and the wires around it too: their edges all contracting to form a compound that itself shrinks until it’s so small that it’s no longer perceptible. Then the whole image fades away. The noise has faded too: only fragments of it are left, small residues, vague sonic smudges…”

Tom McCarthy, C, 2010



HEAD – Genève (BH)

Boulevard Helvétique 9

1205 Genève


HEAD – Genève (GD)

Rue du Général-Dufour 2

1204 Genève



Rue de la Prairie 4

1202 Genève



c/o Le Rameau d’Or

Boulevard Georges-Favon 17

1204 Genève




Wednesday, March 16


6 PM: Inaugural evening

Introduction by Yann Chateigné, Laurent Schmid, Mathieu Copeland, microsillons and Doreen Mende

Screening: « Decoder » by Muscha (1984), 87min

Reception with Drinks

BH, Room 25


Thursday, March 17


10 – 12 AM: lectures, screenings and talks

Lecture by Mattin

BH, room 25

Lecture by Stuart Bailey

BH, room 11

Lecture by Tris Vonna Michell

BH, room S01


2 – 5 PM: workshops

Workshop 01 with Mattin

BH, room 25 (CCC)

Workshop 02 with Tris Vonna Michell

Room S01 (Work.Master)

Workshop 03 with Paolo Thorsten Nagel

BH, room R07 (Work.Master)

Workshop 04 with Stuart Bailey

BH, room 11 (Work.Master)


6 PM


Tris Vonna Michell presents Mount Analogue



9 PM


FM Einheit & UN Unruh

Cave 12



Friday, March 18


10 – 12 AM: lectures, screenings and talks

FM Einheit + Nils Röller, moderated by Mathieu Copeland (starts at 11AM)

BH, room 25

Screening: “La Disparition des Aïtus”, by Pauline Julier (2014), 35 min

Followed by a conversation with the artist

BH, Trans rooms (Trans)

Lecture by Paolo Thorsten Nagel

Room TBC


2 – 5 PM: workshops

Workshop 05 with Mattin

GD, Ri1

Workshop 06 with FM Einheit (up to 15 participants)

11 / 11B (Work.Master)

Workshop 07 with Laurent Schmid, Listening Session for Discussion

Room TBC (Work.Master)

Workshop 08 with Pauline Julier

TRANS rooms (Trans)


6 PM: closing evening


Screening: “Solo for Rich Man” by Beatrice Gibson (2015), 15 min

Introduced by Yann Chateigné

GD, screening room


FM Einheit with UN Unruh & Franz Treichler, moderated by Mathieu Copeland and Laurent Schmid

GD, screening room


Mattin with participants to the workshop

“A Social Realist Score” (working title), 30 – 60 min

GD, Ri1

Bar and Drinks