sonia: Magnitude that expresses the level of sonorous sensation produced by an intense sound.
The RWM emits SON[I]A, its first program, since May 2 2006.
SON[I]A aims to be an alternative way to receive the information produced during Museum activities; audio information brought to us by characters who take part in activities in and around the MACBA.
This series is produced by: Dolores Acebal, David Armengol, Bani Brusadin, Lúa Coderch, Lucrecia Dalt, Ricardo Duque, Sonia Fernández Pan, Jaume Ferrete, Carlos Gómez, Roc Jiménez de Cisneros, Raül Hinojosa, Yolanda Jolis, Sònia López, Lluís Nacenta, Enric Puig Punyet, Mario Quelart, Anna Ramos and Matías Rossi.
Clémentine Deliss, director of the Weltkulturen Museum in Frankfurt, talks about about the possibility of a post-ethnographic and post-colonial museum, and about the strategies that she has tested in recent years to counteract the ideology of conservation. These include the “remediation” of objects in the collection, fieldwork in the museum, and opening up spaces for work, production and research that go beyond storage and exhibition.
Kristine Khouri talks about the traces of modernity in the Arab World, and about the changes that have been produced in, and in relation to, the postcolonial Arab narrative as a result of 9/11 and its global consequences. She also discusses the methodology that she uses to rewrite regional histories based on the analysis of documents and the production of knowledge.
Rasha Salti talks about the methodology of unearthing images that she uses in her research, and about some of its repercussions. Her postcolonial analysis of artistic production in modernism favours new narratives about the former East and West.
Sigalit Landau talks about her work and about the methodology she uses to develop her personal vision of the world. She also discusses the inherent contradictions and connections between biography, territory and politics in her work, and analyses the role of art as the language that can account for this convergence.
Interview with Georges Didi-Huberman about the problems regarding the way in which we see and interpret images, a problematic issue that stems from the definition of what an image is, and from the hierarchy that has historically been imposed on the dialectic between words and images.
Paul Beatriz Preciado, co-curator of the show along with Teresa Grandas, talks about the exhibition "The Passion According to Carol Rama". Preciado takes us on a discursive tour through Rama's career, describing the processes of invisibilisation of her work that succeeded each other to the point where she became "completely extemporaneous".
Interview with Alicia Kopf about her research processes, her latest projects and her use of metaphors such as the inability to enter her house, conquering a summit, and the exploration of polar regions.
Antonio Gagliano talks about his projects, his relationship to drawing and to mind maps, and about how to generate tools, protocols and blueprints that can help us to navigate the archives and repositories of our time.
The Argentine semiotician Walter Mignolo talks about the relation between the construction of history and the perspective of power, as imposed by the West.
Xavier Rossell, restorer at MACBA, talks about the challenges and the peculiarities of contemporary art conservation, and discusses some specific examples of works from the MACBA Collection.
Marek Tuszynski talks about how the power of information can help marginalised social actors to expose and possibly counter dominant narratives.
Quinsy Gario talks about the role of the activism in the Netherlands today, and about the relation between its performative nature and the boundaries of the museum.
Javier Codesal talks about the video art boom in the eighties in Spain, the boundaries between documentary and fiction, and the places and narratives of contemporary art.
The writer Sergio Chejfec talks about the nature of literature and the way it is being transformed by the digital environment.
Eugeni Bonet and Valentín Roma talks about the exhibition 'The Listening Eye. Eugeni Bonet: Screens, Projects and Writings'.
The writer, cultural critic and teacher Jorge Carrión analyses the new registers and contexts of North American TV series.
Montse Badia and Valentín Roma talk about the exhibition 'Invocable Reality' and the links between the exhibition space and the reality exhibited in the show.
Bartomeu Marí, Paul Beatriz Preciado and Valentín Roma talk about the conceptual structure that will drive the MACBA's programming from 2014 to 2016.
The cultural critic and music journalist Diedrich Diederichsen talks about the role of criticism in contemporary art, the social dimension of today's music, and the links and differences between the art and music worlds.
An interview with DSL Collection co-founder Sylvain Levy about collectors and museums in times of crisis, the motivations behind the collection, and the ecosystem of Chinese contemporary art.
Maite Muñoz, Head of MACBA Archive, talks about how the material in the Archive is organised, strategies for dissemination, and how it all contributes to redefining the boundaries between art and document.
Interview with the political philosopher Michael Hardt about what role revolutions have today as spaces for new social creation.
Chris Dercon, current director of the Tate Modern in London, talks about museums in times of crisis, the role of art in contemporary society, and new forms of collecting, exhibiting and engaging with the market.
Matías Rossi, founding member of Bradien, and Eduard Escoffet, choose 10 anchorage points that enhance our understanding of the background, processes and intentions of their synthesis of poetry and music.
Interview with Mariana David and María Virginia Jaua about the artistic collective SEMEFO, which burst onto the Mexican scene in the early nineties with a proposal that explored the notion and implications of death by manipulating the corpse and its transformations.
The Belgian artist Els Opsomer talks about what travel and territories mean in her way of conceiving art, about how she builds up her archive and how it, in turn, generates her work.
Interview with Roser Argemí, the head of the Magnet Schools project at the Jaume Bofill Foundation, about the particularities of the Catalan model, the profile of the selected centres and the different types of alliances that are being formed.
Iman Issa, the winner of the first Han Nefkens-MACBA Contemporary Art Award, talks about memory and language through her artistic objects.
Soledad Gutiérrez talks about the process of setting up the exhibition 'Written on the Wind' and about the Lawrence Weiner's relationship to drawing, language, artistic reception and political commitment.
Ricardo Duque, one of the ten founding members of the printing workshop and cultural association L'Automàtica, talks about why they decided to get involved in a self-management project, the benefits of slowing down production processes, and the return to artisan approaches.
Interview with Eulàlia Grau about art and protest, about art audiences, and about the creation processes behind some of the works that can be seen in the exhibition 'I Have Never Painted Golden Angels'.
The anthropologist Alberto López Bragados analyses the complex socio-political context of the life and work of Ahlam Shibli. This show also includes brief comments by the artist on the exhibition "Phantom Home".
Interview with Gerald Raunig about Molecular Revolution, philosophical activism, and the differences and similarities between recent social movements and those of the late nineteen sixties.
Interview with Max Jorge Hinderer about the 'Cosmococa' series of performance-projections that Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica imagined in the seventies in conjunction with Neville Almeida.
Carles Guerra talks about the exhibition 'Critical Episodes (1957-2011). MACBA Collection'.
Mexican artist Erick Beltrán shares some prominent examples from his personal research into archives and libraries.
The minimalist composer Tom Johnson talks about his compositional methods, and the influence that John Cage and Morton Feldman had upon it.
Wolfgang Ernst reflects on the possibility of going beyond the concept of the archive by exploring some of the practices around what is now being called the 'anarchive'.
Nasrin Tabatabai, Babak Afrassiabi and Soledad Gutiérrez talk about the exhibition, "Seep", and the process of the construction of modernity in Iran.
James Pritchett talks about the work of John Cage, David Tudor and Morton Feldman, and the direct link between his way of studying, playing and writing about their music.
Miguel Noguera talks about the start of his career as an illustrator and a stand up comedian, his working methods and his vision of contemporary art.
Jorge Luis Marzo talks about the relationships between art, culture and power, and about the different forms that these have in Spain and in Catalonia over the years.
Bartomeu Marí, Daniel Giralt-Miracle and Teresa Grandas talk about the research processes and the execution of the "Utopia is possible. ICSID. EIVISSA, 1971" exhibition.
Interview with Antonio Ramírez, director of La Central, about the origins of the project, the relationship of the bookshop with the Museum and the complex situation that bookshops face in times of economic crisis and digital revolution.
Interview with Rick Prelinger about home movies, alternative anthropology, lost landscapes and what he calls “archival anxiety syndrome”.
The artist and educator Jordi Ferreiro talks about other ways of interacting with the Museum and about his conversation with Rita McBride's exhibition.
Bartomeu Marí and Nuria Enguita Mayo talk about the exhibition 'Luis Claramunt. The Vertical Journey'.
Bartomeu Marí, Carles Guerra, Harold Berg and Renzo Rossellini introduce the current presentation of the MACBA Collection.
Bartomeu Marí, Luis Fernández-Galiano, Anne Pöhlmann and Rita McBride talk about the exhibition "Oferta pública / Public Tender".
Interview with Silvia Federici about new models of communalism and of revalorisation of reproductive work that allow us to confront/address the debacle of the capitalist system.
Arthur Sauer, co-founder of The Game of Life, the world's only mobile Wave Field Synthesis system, talks about immersive sound, spatial electronic music, and other applications of Wave Field Synthesis.
Florent Bex talks about Gordon Matta-Clark's working process, the context in which they met and how the footage, photographs and drawings that he originally made as documentation have ended up becoming his body of work.
Isabel Bachs, Head of Architecture at MACBA, talks about the beginnings of the architectural project for the Museum, its impact in urban and citizen terms, its stylistic features, and some of the most noteworthy exhibitions.
Interview with Han Nefkens about art, writing, art collecting and patronage, on the occasion of the presentation of the Han Nefkens Foundation MACBA Award.
Carles Guerra and Daria Esteva talk about the films by Aleksandr Sokurov and Jacinto Esteva.
Interview with Michel Feher on the failure of neo-liberal policy and about possible alternatives through citizen activism in the face of the tyranny of the markets.
Interview with the dancer and choreographer Xavier Le Roy about his choreographies and working processes.
Interview with writer, teacher and theorist Mark Fisher about crisis, insurrection and Really Existing Capitalism.
Bartomeu Marí, Jorge Ribalta and Cristina Zelich talk about the exhibition "Centre Internacional de Fotografia Barcelona (1978-1983)".
Interview with sound artist Nuno Rebelo on his trajectory and his productions of kinetic installations and musical sculptures.
Bartomeu Marí, Carles Guerra and Yaiza Hernández introduce the 2012 programme.
Taking his works in the MACBA Collection and his piece for the project 'Constitucíon 1812' as a starting point, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina about the market, technocracy and responsibility.
Interview with Estrella de Diego about the dynamics among some of the key agents and institutions in the contemporary art system: artists, curators, critics, museums, galleries and universities.
Interview with Anri Sala about the cinematic project '1395 Days without Red', his work in general, the use of absence, and the relationship between ruptures and the continuum of history.
Interview with the writer, philosopher and political and cultural activist Franco Berardi on citizen resistance in the face of the crisis that currently hangs over Europe and possible strategies for insurrection.
Bartomeu Marí and Ninfa Bisbe speak about the exhibition "Volume! Works from the collections of "la Caixa" Foundation and MACBA".
Interview with the american composer Ari Benjamin Meyers about "1395 Days without Red" and some aspects of his work in general.
Interview with Šejla Kamerić about the cinematic project '1395 Days without Red', the use of memory and self-representation as critical tools, and the relationship between art and politics.
Bartomeu Marí and Muntadas speak about the installation and video project 'MACBA Collection. Muntadas. Between the Frames: The Forum (Barcelona), 1983-1993 (2011)'.
Interview with Ann Demeester on her professional career, her personal experience at De Appel Arts Centre and the impact of the economic recession on cultural institutions.
Interview with Natascha Sadr Haghighian about the '# 04 Natascha Sadr Haghighian. De paso' exhibition.
Interview with Ulf Langheinrich on aesthetics and perception of flow, both in his audiovisual work and during his experience in Ghana, where he has lived for some years.
Bartomeu Marí, Teresa Grandas and Àngels Ribé speak about the exhibition "In the labyrinth. Àngels Ribé, 1969-84".
Interview with Theo Burt on perceptual processes, visual music and intermedia art.
Interview with Judith Butler about politics, economy, control societies, gender and identity.
Interview with Rick Prelinger, an archivist, writer, filmmaker, outsider librarian and founder of the Prelinger Archives.
Interview with Ivan Novak on the history of Laibach and their views on some of the recurring themes in the group's work.
Interview with Ana Janevski on experimental cinema in Yugoslavia in the 60s and 70s.
Bartomeu Marí and Zdenka Badovinac speak about the exhibition "Museum of Parallel Narratives. In the framework of L'Internationale".
Interview with Suely Rolnik about the ethical, aesthetic, political and clinical dimension of the artistic experience.
Sound artists and curators Mark Fell and Joe Gilmore talk about minimalism, complexity, abstraction and the processes and concepts behind their audiovisual works.
Michael Baldwin and Mel Ramsden talk about the recent long-term loan of an extraordinary collection of 800 pieces by Art & Language at the MACBA, courtesy of the French collector Philippe Méaille.
Manuel Huerga talks about his experimental origins and the role that film, art and television have played in the course of his career.
Bartomeu Marí, Chus Martínez, Pep Duran and Jordi Puntí speak about the installation at the Capella MACBA "#03 Pep Duran. A Chain of Events".
Ariella Azoulay talks about her work and the recent revolution in Egypt.
Bartomeu Marí, Chus Martínez and Kodwo Eshun speak about the exhibition "The Otolith Group. Thoughtform".
Interview with Allan Sekula about the relationship between art and photography, about artistic activism, the role of the artist in the public sphere and "Waiting for Tear Gas".
Interview with Carolina López Caballero, the curator of the series "Little Histories of Cinema. TV Giants”.
Interview with Seth Siegelaub about the sociocultural framework of the sixties and his association with contemporary art production.
Interview with Kenneth Goldsmith, founder and main editor of Ubuweb, the Internet's largest archive of artistic avant-garde material.
Interview with Pierre Bastien, conductor of mechanical orchestras consisting of self-playing sound sculptures.
Chus Martínez speaks about the exhibition "Are you Ready for TV?".
Interview about "the power of display" with Mary Anne Staniszewski.
Interview explaining how the Mediterranean can revive the idea of Europe with Costas Douzinas, professor of Law and Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities (University of London).
Interview with Vicki Bennett, plunderphonic genius behind People Like Us.
Interview with Enric Bou, professor from the Hispanic Studies Department of Brown University, about visual poetry.
Latifa Echakhch speaks about the exhibition "#02 Latifa Echakhch. La ronda".
Lars Bang Larsen, editor and co-author of the book "Palle Nielsen. The Model - A Model for a Qualitative Society" talks about Palle Nielsen and his work.
Brigitte Kölle, author of the book okey dokey Konrad Fischer, talks about the life and personality of Konrad Fischer.
Bartomeu Marí, Teresa Grandas and Benet Rossell speak about the exhibition "Paral·lel Benet Rossell".
Bartomeu Marí speaks about the exhibition "Gil J Wolman. I am immortal and alive".
Friedrich Meschede and Dorothee Fischer speak about the exhibition "With a Probability of Being Seen. Dorothee and Konrad Fischer. Archives of an attitude".
Interview with Natascha Sadr Haghighian about artistic research, the relationship between art and politics and artistic practices as a driving force for emancipation.
Interview with Jan Verwoert about artistic research, art criticism and the relationship between art and work.
Interview with Tonina Cerdà, the head of Educational Programs at the MACBA.
Armando Andrade Tudela and Chus Martínez speak about the exhibition "#01 Armando Andrade Tudela. ahir, demà".
John Oswald, one of the leading exponents of sound appropriationism, talks about his work.
Fareed Armaly, curator of the "Tawfik Saleh" cinema series, talks about the Egyptian director.
John Baldessari, Leslie Jones and Bartomeu Marí speak about the exhibition "John Baldessari. Pure Beauty".
Rodney Graham and Friedrich Meschede talk about the exhibition "Rodney Graham. Through the Forest".
Interview with Stuart Bailey, co-editor of the magazine “Dot Dot Dot” and one of the two people behind the print shop and bookshop Dexter Sinister.
Interview with Will Holder, co-editor of "F.R. David", the journal of de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam.
Bartomeu Marí talks about the MACBA activities for the 2009-2010 season.
Bartomeu Marí and Chus Martínez talk about the exhibition "The Malady of Writing. A project on text and speculative imagination".
Bartomeu Marí, Chus Martínez and Alex Sainsbury talk about the exhibition "Ray Johnson. Please Add to & Return".
Interview with Margaret Leng Tan, collaborator and performer of John Cage's music.
Bartomeu Marí and Julia Robinson talk about the exhibition "The Anarchy of Silence. John Cage and Experimental Art"
Interview with the experimental guitarist Jochen Arbeit.
Bartomeu Marí and Sabine Breitwieser talk about the exhibition "Modernologies. Contemporary artists researching modernity and modernism".
Bartomeu Marí talks about the MACBA exhibitions for the 2009-2010 season.
Interview with David Grubbs, an essential guitarist and composer in the field of contemporary avant-garde rock.
Interview with Guy Schraenen, curator of "On the Margins of Art. Creation and Political Engagement".
Interview with Michel François, artist and director of the project "La Ricarda".
Interview with MACBA chief curator Chus Martínez on the project "The Uncertainty Principle."
Interview with Bartomeu Marí, director of the MACBA, on "Time as Matter".
Interview to the artists Andreas Siekmann and Alice Creischer.
Interviews with Carmen Pardo, musicologist, editor, and translator of John Cage.
Interview with Filiep Tacq, designer of the catalogue Public Photographic Spaces. Propaganda Exhibitions from Pressa to The Family of Man, 1928-55.
Interview to Palle Nielsen, author of the project "The Model" (1968).
Interview with Oriol Rossell, co-curator of "The Tropicalia Effect" concerts program.
Bartomeu Marí, Guy Brett and Cildo Meireles talk about the "Cildo MEireles" exhibition an his work.
Bartomeu Marí, Chus Martínez and Thomas Bayrle speak about "I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore".
Bartomeu Marí talks about the exhibition "Rabascall, Production 1964-1982".
Interview with Beatriz Preciado, a lecturer in the PEI program who also leads the workshop "Art After Feminisms".
Interview with Mela Dávila, head of the MACBA Study Center.
Interview to Carmelo Vega, director of the course "The Image of Spain. Photography and Tourism, 1951-77".
Interview to Jorge Ribalta, curator of the project "Universal Archive. The condition of the Document and the Modern Photographic Utopia".
Jorge Ribalta and Bartomeu Marí speak about the exhibition "Universal Archive. The Condition of the Document and the Modern Photographic Utopia".
Interview with Alex Waterman, musician, composer, writer and curator of the exhibition Agapé.
Presentation of MACBA's exhibitions new season 2008-09.
Barbara Held and Pilar Subirà talk about the exhibition "Possibility of Action: the Life of the Score."
Manuel J. Borja-Villel and Bartomeu Marí talk about the exhibition "Nancy Spero. Dissidances."
Interview with Francesc Torres, on his exhibition Da capo at MACBA.
Interview to Bartomeu Marí, MACBA's new director.
Interview with the filmmaker Amos Gitai.
Interview with Carolina López Caballero and Mercedes Conde about the cinema series "Three Afternoons at the Opera."
Interview with Beatriz Preciado about the course "Art after feminism".
Jordana Mendelson talks about the condition of the document and the modern photographic utopia.
Lothar Baumgarten and Bartomeu Marí speak about the exhibition "Lothar Baumgarten autofocus retina".
Interview with Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas about their exhibition "Devices for action" (MACBA 2008).
Bartomeu Marí and Alice Creischer talk about the exhibition "...for the Osmotic Compensation Of The Pressure Of Wealth."
Asier Mendizabal, Peio Aguirre and Bartomeu Marí speak about the exhibition "Asier Mendizabal".
Interview with Marta Berrocal, about the "Expressart. Portable Museum" education programme.
Interview with Marcelo Expósito about the figure of Rosalyn Deutsche.
Interview with Carolina Caballero about animated cinema during the Cold War.
Interview with Manuel J. Borja Villel and Charles Esche about the local reality and the periferia concept.
Interview with the Barceloona based collective ALKU, introducing "Less-Lethal. Vol I", a project about sonic weapons.
Manuel J. Borja-Villel speaks about the exhibition "Be-Bomb: The Transatlantic War of Images and all that Jazz. 1946-1956", co-curated with Serge Guilbaut.
Manuel J. Borja-Villel, Bartomeu Marí and Joan Jonas speak about the exhibition "Joan Jonas. Timelines".
Interview with Manuel J. Borja-Villel about the Programme of Independent Studies (Programa d'Estudis Independents, PEI).
Interview with Charles Esche, director of the Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven, The Netherlands).
Interview with the saxofonist Llibert Fotuny, introducing the concerts series "¿Sonido Barcelona?".
Manuel J. Borja-Villel speaks about the exhibition "A Theatre without Theatre."
Interview with Patricia Soley–Beltrán about Judith Butler's work.
Interview with Antonio Sánchez about the course "Art, theatre and its double".
Interview with Ana Longoni on the seminar "Thinking about global conceptualism".
Manuel J. Borja-Villel, María García Yelo (MNCARS) and Carlos Pazos talk about the exhibition "Carlos Pazos. Tell me nothing".
Interview with Beatriz Preciado on the seminar "La nouvelle vague porno"
Interview with George Stolz about the work of Hollis Frampton.
Interview with Manolo Laguillo and Jorge Ribalta about the exhibition "Barcelona, 1978-1997... MANOLO LAGUILLO".
Interview with Marta Segarra about Hélène Cixous and the seminar "Hélène Cixous: Secret cities."
Interview with Eugeni Bonet on Norman McLaren and his work.
Interview with Jorge Ribalta on the local question, photography and the MACBA's programme of activities for the beginning of 2007.
José Rodríguez-Spiteri speaks about Pablo Palazuelo and his work.
Manuel J. Borja-Villel, Teresa Grandas, Juan Ignacio Vidarte and José Rodríguez-Spiteri speak about the exhibition "Pablo Palazuelo: Working Process."
Interview with Giovanni Arrighi, speaker at the seminar "Capitalism, Work Forces, Politics, Anti-systemic Movements."
Interview with Martin Jay, speaker at the seminar "Another Visuality: The Discourse of Display / The Display of Discourse."
Manuel J. Borja-Villel, Bartomeu Marí and Iris Peruga talk about the exhibition "Gego: Defying Structures".
Interview with Juan Bufill, curator of the film programme "Cinemavision: Masterpieces of Experimental Film, 1956–2000."
Interview with Serge Guilbaut, director of the course "Hot Paint for Cold War: 1946–1956."
Interview with Jorge Luis Marzo, leader of the "Hem pres la ràdio" ("We've Taken the Radio") project of the Centre d'Art Santa Mònica.
Monographic on the figure and sound work of George Brecht.
Interview with Jorge Ribalta on intellectual property rights, heritage and the public sphere.
Interview with Lee Ranaldo of the group Sonic Youth on the relationship between music, art and record covers.
Interview with Manuel Asensi, co-director of the Independent Studies Programme (PEI 2006).
Special concert series "Spinning Sounds": Interview with Martin Tétreault.
Interview with Julia Robinson, curator of the "George Brecht: Events" exhibition.
Interview with Victor Nubla about the "Spinning Music" concert programme.
Interview with Sònia López, coordinator of www.macba.es, about the "Quaderns portàtils" ("Portable Notebooks") line of Internet publications.
Interview with Roland Groenenboom about the Galeria Cadaqués exhibition.
Special concert series "The World as an Instrument": Interview with Yannick Dauby.
Interview with Bartomeu Marí about the "Peter Friedl: Work 1964–2006" exhibition.
Interview with Francisco López, musician and director of the "The World as an Instrument" course.
Beatriz Preciado speaks about gender theories.
Interview with Donna Haraway as part of the "When Species Meet: Feminism after Cyborgs" seminar.
Excerpts from Ana Longoni's intervention in the "Decentred: Other Accounts of Conceptualism (Argentina and Latin America)" course.
Interview with Víctor Nubla, curator of the part devoted to Spain in the "Vinyl: Records and Covers by Artists" exhibition.
Interview with Guy Schraenen, collector and curator of the "Vinyl: Records and Covers by Artists" exhibition.
Joaquim Jordà talks about cinema in the context of the "Joaquim Jordà: Situational Cinema" discussions.
Interview with Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller.
"Portrait of Us on the Run": extract from sound pieces of "Audiodatabank" by Vito Acconci.
Interview with Jorge Ribalta about the "Institutional Critique and Mental Health" series. Includes a brief interview with Zush and an audio excerpt from "Mones com la Becky" ("Monkeys Like Becky") by Joaquim Jordà.
Interview with Yannick Dauby and conversation between Yannick Dauby and Francisco López.
Interview with Carles Guerra about the "Joaquim Jordà. Situational Cinema" series.
Interview with Franco Berardi "Bifo" and extract from the sound work by Marcel Broodthaers "Interview with a Cat", 1970.