Project Anywhere - Parsons School of Art, Media & Technology
(Parsons School of Design, The New School, New York) and
The Centre of Visual Art (University of Melbourne)
Centro Negra, Blanca, Murcia / Spain
TBA, Berlin / Germany
The New Liquidity is an interdisciplinary research platform and collective for artistic and curatorial practices, launched by curator and researcher Selma Boskailo and sound artist and composer Anders Ehlin. It aims to introduce and interpret tropes of liquidity, whether through liquid sonority, materiality or visuality. Being a conscious nod to the capitalist moniker and namesake describing speculative economies and future cryptocurrencies, The New Liquidity uses the term liquidity as a referential trampoline to facilitate speculation and porosity of borders as a means of artistic expression and the creation of alternative and/or potential scenarios capable of reorganizing spatio-temporal coordinates. As a part of their research on liquid sonority, the collective is currently developing the project De-territorialized Listenings - an ongoing series of binaural immersive soundwalks that offer strategies for dismantling prevailing hegemonic sensorial and imaginative structures.
Anders Ehlin (b. in Kävlinge, Sweden) is a Berlin based, awarded composer and sound artist, mainly working in the fields of cinema, installation art and art in public space. He has a BA in Cinematology from Stockholm University and an MA in Sonic Arts from UdK Berlin. In recent years Ehlin has delved into artistic research around language, cognitive dissonance and resonating bodies. This research has solidified into a directly related sound sculptural practice, and his artworks have been exhibited at The Vitra Design Museum (Wald-am-Rein), Aperto Raum (Berlin), ZKM (Karlsruhe), RA (London) and more. His compositional practice spans from lush orchestra and choir works to immersive multi-channel compositions, blending musique concrète, cinematic scoring and modern aesthetics. Ehlin recently finished composing the protest opera Wem gehört Lauratibor against aggressive speculation on urban housing, performed as a demonstration in Berlin and at The Copenhagen Opera Festival during summer 2021. He is also the performing sound artist in the urban interventional dance project Tape Riot, having performed in places such as South Korea, Kosovo, Germany and USA.
Selma Boskailo (b. in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina) is a Berlin based curator, researcher and artist. She graduated in Art History and Comparative Literature at Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo and attended the Post-Master International Curatorial Program École du Magasin (Grenoble, France) where she co-curated a solo show of Liam Gillick. In 2015 she was awarded a Master of Excellence Scholarship in Media Arts Cultures, master program conducted by four international universities: Danube University, Krems (Austria), Aalborg University (Denmark), University of Lodz (Poland) and City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong). She has collaborated as curator, curatorial assistant, researcher and artist with various institutions, festivals, galleries and contemporary art spaces in Germany, France, Austria, Denmark and Bosnia & Herzegovina. Since 2021 she is a researcher at The New Centre for Research and Practice (Seattle, US).