CTM electronic music and art festival returns this year across multiple spaces in Berlin, opening January 29 and running February 6.
CTM 2016 is titled New Geographies, and in direct response to rapidly collapsing borders and hybridising topographies, as well as the backlash of tense essentialist reaction to these changes, invites more artists, contributors and voices operating in less familiar localities than ever before.
Guest curators are Rabih Beaini, for the music programme and Norient who have organised a “multi-authored” exhibition with over 250 artists working in 50 different countries with video, sound and music. Cult independent film maker Vincent Moon is opening his ‘Rituals’ installation at HAU2 on January 30 and talks led by the links of The Wire editor Emily Bick and journalist Adam Harper.
Included in the amazing line up are Hatsune Miku, and MBJ Wetware who will collaborate with JG Biberkopf, for whom aqnb has recently written a series of short texts to be read alongside his unthinkable show on NTS radio.
Here are some of our recommendations:
Zones 1 with Visionist, Thug Entrancer, J.G. Biberkopf and MBJ Wetware on February 2.
Zones III with Le1f, Aïsha Devi and Tianzhuo Chen on February 4.
Flow II with Jlin, Nkisi, Nidia Minaj and Kablam on February 4.
Steven Warwick and Anna Homler’s ‘Breadwoman‘ performance on February 5.
Zones IV with Kassem Mosse and others on February 5.
Still Be Here with Hatsune Miku, featuring Laurel Halo, LaTurbo Avedon and others on February 5.
Grid Line with Why Be, Mum Dance and Rabit on February 6.
Fis at Coordinates VI on February 6.
New Geographic with OG Maco and Easter on February 6.
See the CTM website for details.**