URXX NOS. 1—9. NINE WORKBOOKS, 2010—2014

Texts by: Sabrina Apicella, Elizabeth Blaney, Manuela Bojadžijev, Janna Graham, Chris Jones, Elliot Perkins, Dont Rhine, Michael Roberson, Robert Sember, Walt Senterfitt, Leonardo Vilchis, and Ceren Türkmen.


Founded in 1994, the international sound art collective Ultra-red includes artists, researchers, and organizers from different social movements active in struggles of migration, anti-racism, participatory community development, and the politics of HIV/AIDS. Collectively, they have produced radio broadcasts, performances, recordings, installations, texts, and public space actions. For the collective’s twentieth anniversary members from all over the world came together as guests of the Academy of the Arts of the world. Workshops and public events were accompanied by a limited edition of 500 curriculum box-set which compiles nine workbooks from militant sound research conducted between 2010 and 2014. The workbooks range from short-term research such as a two-year inquiry into community organising in Dundee, Scotland, to long-term investigations drawing on many years of being embedded in diverse political movements and contexts such as New York's House and Ballroom scene. Several workbooks analyze Ultra-red’s practice across multiple contexts, introducing the conceptual basis and methodology behind militant sound inquiry. The curriculum includes a data-only DVD containing hours of audio and video media intended to generate further research.

The box is available for 39,80 EUR in Germany at Buchhandlung Walther König, in the UK and Ireland at Cornerhouse Publications and outside Europe at D.A.P. / Distributed Art Publishers, Inc..