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  • “I feel uninspired,” repeats Jumairy‘s affected voice on ‘S/\MsS0NG’, which soundtracks the exhibition BRZ5. Dedicated to the lost memory of a smartphone, the Dubai-based artist’s words are recited almost ceremonially. In the midst of objects, perfumes and poetic texts written by the Jumairy’s grandfather, the exhibition takes on a ritualistic air, inspired by the United Arab Emirates’ funerary traditions. BRZ5 will be inaugurated on December 16 at Milan’s FARE, ending Jumairy’s residence, along with participation in the exhibition from Carlo Antonelli, Tomaso De Luca, Anna Franceschini, Sofia Ginevra Giannì, Invernomuto, Jacopo Miliani. All of them characterised the time that Jumairy spent during his residency.
    A collaboration between FARE and Maraya…

  • Hôtel Beau Rivage presents the ambitious 11-chapter film The Bends by Andrew de Freitas embedded across a number of online platforms, including aqnb.
    Through a variety of style and duration, the Auckland-born, Rio de Janeiro-based artist explores filmic fragmentation and complicates the notion of a cohesive whole through a project that totals one hundred hours running time. Each segment is meant be to circulated online and viewed independently, in collaboration with Hôtel Beau Rivage and a number of other online platforms including x-temporary, RVNG Intl, I: Project Space and the personal Instagram accounts of his collaborators and supporters.
    Hosted here is the fifth Chapter with it’s confusingly sequenced title ‘INTRO’ (watch below), presumably as a gesture…

  • Currently & Emotion: Translations is an anthology of poetry in translation, edited by poet Sophie Collins and published by London’s Test Centre in October. The somewhat jarring words of the title embody the ethos behind the collection: all texts are less than 5 years old (though source texts are occasionally much older) and deal directly with current cultural and political issues. Emotion, writes the editor, “is intended to underline the advocacy of a feminist approach to knowledge.” It is this way of reading that influences the selection of poems collected here.
    The twenty-nine texts are each briefly and insightfully introduced by Collins, making transparent some of the research…

  • “Film yourself with your phone it’s gonna be amazing,” writes Ari de B in a four-way group email, a tongue-in-cheek quote from the brief given her early on by Berlin-based producer Tami T. “Then Julian appeared in the equation because we’ve been willing to work together for quite a long time so that was the perfect occasion. To me that’s dreamy.” The ‘Julian’ Ari is referring to is Julian Curico, a Berlin-based filmmaker who put frame, colour and effects to Ari de B’s vital vogue dancing, emerging from a growing ballroom scene in Paris. It appears here in a music video (below) accompanying a remix of Tami T’s vocoder classic ‘I Never Loved This…

  • Rui Ho is the latest of four BCR Incubator residents to release a new track. Following the October 17 release of Bonaventure’s ‘Complexion‘ on NON Worldwide, the Berlin-based producer’s ‘Ru Meng Ling‘ released on Shanghai-based label Genome 6.66 Mbp on December 6, is yet another push in an exciting new direction, as supported by the Berlin Community Radio (BCR) crew. 
    The BCR Incubator residency project was put together for the first time this year, and began with an open call in April to “support Berlin-based emerging electronic music talents with a special focus on underrepresented and marginalised voices”. Those voices here include Bonaventure and Rui Ho, as well Nene Hatun and The Neighbourhood Character. They were selected by a jury…

  • The Wandering/Wilding: Blackness on the Internet group exhibition at London’s IMT Gallery opened on November 4 and is running until December 11. 
    Curated by Legacy Russell, the show mobilises “an exploration of race via the material of the Internet” featuring work by niv Acosta, Hannah Black, Evan Ifekoya, E. Jane, Devin Kenny, Tabita Rezaire and Fannie Sosa. 
    Moving beyond the installation at IMT,  the project organized a number of public programmes including the upcoming Culture Now: Evan in Conversation with Ain Bailey at the ICA on December 9.
    A panel discussion of Technology Now: Blackness on the Internet at the ICA moderated by Russell in conversation with Rizvanna Bradley, Taylor Le Melle and Derica…