Exposition: Radix

A breathtaking sonic installation by K&A that will shatter your perception of the borders between you and the other

Winners OPen Call
De Balie, Pleinzaal
Opening hours
13.00 – 18.00
20′ min, sessions start at every hour
RADIX by K&A offers a 20-minute immersive sonic journey challenging perceptions of evil. Using live binaural sound recordings, visitors experience another’s auditory world unfolding in real time. Binaural audio mimics human ear reception, intensifying intimacy and stimulating empathy. In “RADIX” music, narrative and dialogues merge, evoking a unique experience for the listener through headphones. K&A, exploring this technique since 2019, aim to evoke varied intimacies and shift perspectives, from individual immersion to broader empathy.

The  installation proposed by K&A invites participants to reconsider their boundaries through sonic immersion.

About the artists

K&A is formed by Karla Isidorou & Alexandra Bellon. Alexandra Bellon (FR/CH) is a multidisciplinary artist, musician, composer & performer. Karla Isidorou (NL/GR) is a multidisciplinary artist that creates performative installations. Together they spread poetical & political concepts, mixing their different backgrounds and their complex cultural roots.

Their work has been presented internationally at PQ2019 (Prague, CZ), Sitting Shotgun (Brooklyn, NYC), MCBA – Musee Cantonal des Beaux Arts (Lausanne, CH) etc.

Discover their work on:

Concept, performance, text K&A
Composition & realization of music Alexandra Bellon
Voice Anne-Kathryn Olsen
Mix of composition Alessandro Mazzieri
With the support of Stichting Public Frequencies and De Balie

Winnaars Open Call: Empathie

In times of war and crises, it’s essential to reflect on the society we are and aspire to be. That’s why De Balie and Amsterdams 4 en 5 mei comité have once again joined forces for an Open Call. From the numerous and diverse submissions, the jury has selected six winners: three in the category ‘visual arts’ and three in the category ‘literature’. The winners have received a monetary prize to develop their concepts and will present them during the weekend of 4 & 5 May. Read more about the Open Call winners.