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.’