15.12.2023: OTG-Resident Benjamin Mengistu Navet at KIOSK Radio


Benjamin Mengistu Navet will be the first guest at KIOSK Radio for ENTWINED — cre­a­ted by Matias Rochas and Stanley Ollivier — to open a dis­cus­si­on on his prac­ti­ce and next pro­jects. Dear Julius’ is a research based on how a musi­cal sco­re by Julius Eastman could be trans­la­ted into a jac­quard wea­ve. Benjamin star­ted this research during his stay at Off the Grid, Cas-co. Tune in on 15 dec at 8pm to learn more.

The research is about trans­la­ti­on : How do we under­stand the reper­toi­re of Julius Eastman?

This research is about echo : how are artists nowa­days rein­ter­pre­ting his work?

This research is about wea­ving Julius’ music :

How do we pre­ser­ve and con­ti­nue a heri­ta­ge of mecha­ni­cal wea­ving looms by com­bi­ning them with musi­cal moda­li­ties, such as punch card sys­tems.

This research is cen­te­red around col­la­bo­ra­ti­ons with Stanley Ollivier and Emile Van Helleputte for this first step.’