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Dirty Ear Forum #8
11/02/2019 - 16/02/2019

Daily radio tea time from Wednesday-Friday 13-15/2 15:00-16:00. Listen here:


Public presentation on Friday 15/2 18:00 at Q-O2.


Elena Biserna
Caroline Claus
Lia Garcia
Jerome Giller
Brandon LaBelle
Anna Raimondo


Through collective research and experimentation, sound and listening will be utilized to reflect upon the politics of space. This will include drawing into play the key terms of “territoriality” and “invisibility”. How might the spatial qualities and capacities of sound and listening allow for engaging a spatial politics of local environments? If issues of marginality and belonging are understood spatially, in what way might sonic practices allow for socially engaged intervention? Are there forms of collective agency to be discovered through sound’s invisibility? How does recognition emerge through being audible yet unseen? Can listening rework the conditions by which visibility performs?


This edition of the Dirty Ear Forum aims to work through these questions within the context of Q-O2 in Brussels. This will include experimenting with creative methods and material tactics; capturing and discussing sonic discourses; and mapping a set of reflections on local conditions. In addition, a daily radio stream organized in partnership with Gsara Association will make public the working process, allowing for a performative framework.



In the framework of the Interfaces project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.


Dirty Ear Forum is an ongoing artistic platform initiated in 2013 by Brandon LaBelle. This edition is organized by Brandon LaBelle and Anna Raimondo in collaboration with Q-O2, including the partnership of Gsara Asbl, FMDO and Saout Radio. More on:

Linked projects


In collaboration with:

Sebastian Dingens - WALKS
Pavel Tchikov 29/11/23
Nika Son - Scatter

Q-O2 is supported by the Flemish Community, VGC and the European Union
Koolmijnenkaai 30-34
B-1080 Brussels