Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Manifesta 13 Marseille was one of the only international biennials to take place during the global pandemic COVID-19, the biennial ended earlier than planned due to the second national lockdown

Franz Pomassl, AT

Sound installation at C.P.C.A.

Austrian artist Franz Pomassl transformed the acoustic, spatial and physical experience of the rooms located in the ground floor of the C.P.C.A. Trial Error consisted of a 76.42 minute musical compact disc, filled with "feedback", system failures and free-moving rhythms and effects produced by the acoustic machine itself, that the human ear cannot detect. Only amplifiers and loudspeakers were visible.