A decade-old platform that aims to advance artistic positions reflecting on the impact of new technologies on people and culture, WSK is celebrating the last edition of Festival of the Recently Possible with cross-border collaborations, interdisciplinary mutations and multisensory raves, from Oct 15 to Oct 27 at multiple locations in Manila.
A variable, ever-shifting, in constant flux, WSK X features will its biggest partnership yet with like-minded organizations across the globe: Nusasonic. A creative collaboration between YES NO KLUB (Yogyakarta), WSK Festival of The Recently Possible (Manila), Playfreely/BlackKaji (Singapore), CTM Festival (Berlin), and Goethe-Institut Indonesien, Nusasonic is a multi-year project that plunges into a broad spectrum of experimental sound and music cultures in Southeast Asia, enabling dialogue not only within the region but also with Europe.
WSK X 2019 PROGRAM
Music Label Market
Print and Zine Fair
Stay tuned for more details: www.wsk.io
WSK—a modern disemvoweled form of “wasak”, which means “shattered” or “destroyed” in Filipino—is the first and only annual international art festival dedicated to contemporary electronic, digital, and experimental art.
Launched in 2008 as Fete dela WSK and rebranded as WSK in 2013, the festival explores the diverse range of cross-disciplinary artistic activities in the context of digital culture and performance, with focus in collaborative projects between the Philippines, South East Asia, and beyond. It aims to blur, deconstruct, and reimagine the preconceived notions of how art, culture, and technology diverge, merge, and work together.
The initiative is organized by SABAW Media Art Kitchen – a not-for-profit artist-run initiative whose primary interests lie in curatorial and research-based production towards the imminent intersections of art and technology. The festival primarily runs on a Do-It-Yourself and Do-It-Together ethic and is mostly self-funded, with partial funding support from cultural organizations.