27.03.24 – 31.03.24, Courtisane festival 2024, Notes on Cinema

We're excited to announce that the Courtisane festival 2024 will take place from March 27th to March 31st in Ghent. KASKcinema is one of the festival's venues. A lot of events during the festival are planned in the framework of the research project Echoes of Dissent, about the politics of sound and soundtrack. Among them the programmes Thinking with Dub Cinema (with Kodwo Eshun, Louis Henderson and Lynnée Denise) and Politics of the Voice (with Loré Lixenberg, Audrey Chen, Nhã Thuyên, Jay Bernard, Esi Eshun, Elaine Mitchener, Neil Charles), as well as numerous conversations with artists and filmmakers about sound in their work, including Pedro Costa, Kamal Aljafari, Claudia von Alemann, Manon de Boer and Annik Leroy.

A new publication in the Echoes of Dissent series will be released during the festival: 汾阳的喧嚣 Ironic Resonance, Anti-sound Design and Radical Cacophony in Jia Zhangke's 小 Xiao 武 Wu by Morgan Quaintance.

Courtisane is a platform for film and audiovisual arts. Through a yearly festival, film screenings, talks and publications, we research the relations between image and world, aesthetics and politics, experiment and engagement.

* tickets are available per performance. Students and staff of KASK & Conservatorium can apply for accreditation until 15 March.
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Godshuizenlaan 4
9000 Gent
other locations
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