The Basque artist Mattin (Getxo, 1977) is participating with the Social Dissonance project at the highly renowned Documenta 14, one of the most prestigious contemporary art exhibitions in the world. The project involves an extended concert where the emphasis transitions from the auditory to the social. The concert will be held in two cities and can be seen live via the application Periscope, or on a large screen at the Tabakalera International Centre for Contemporary Culture in Donostia-San Sebastian.
Social Dissonance is a musical score with instructions written by the artist and developed by four musicians: Dafni Krazoudi, Danai Liodaki, Ioannis Sarris, and Eleni Zervou. The performance is part of an extensive concert that is taking place during the Documenta 14 exhibition held this year in Athens (Greece) and Kassel (Germany).
The Basque artist will be presenting his work at what is considered one of the world’s most important international contemporary art events. Documenta 14 is a 100-day-long exhibition that has been celebrated in the German city of Kassel every five years since 1955. For the first time ever, this year Documenta 14 will be held in two venues: Kassel and Athens, with over 160 artists taking part.
Mattin´s work speaks to the social and economic conditions of experimental musical production through live performances, recordings and writings.Collaborating bodies include the Etxepare Basque Institute, Tabakalera, Spanish Cultural Action (AC/E), EREMUAK and Athens Conservatoire (Odeion).