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Lunchmeat announces the first artists for their 2022 festival, including μ-Ziq, Paraadiso (TSVI & Seven Orbits), SKY H1 & Mika Oki, Wanton Witch & more

24 May 2022

Lunchmeat festival has announced the first artists of their 2022 edition, running across various venues in Prague from September 26 to October 1.

Building on the festival’s reputation for championing audio-visual commissions, Lunchmeat 2022 celebrate’s this year’s return to international creative collaborations with the theme See you dancin’. Performances and world premieres include a new live show from Lucy and Wanton Witch, whose ‘Latent Ceremony’ music video was premiered on AQNB earlier this year. Paraadiso, a collaboration between TSVI and Seven Orbits, draw inspiration from ancient gatherings and collective physical experiences, while Blackhaine presents his post-industrial “visions of urban decay and drill-noise sonic fiction.” Today’s announcement also includes the likes of μ-Ziq, Squarepusher, SKY H1 and Mika Oki, as well as AV artists including h5io6i54k, Pedro Maia and more.

See Lunchmeat’s website for the full announcement and tickets.**

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Golubka Fundraiser for Ukraine to take place at London’s HQI, with Lawrence Lek, Aircode, Ewa Awe, Xquisite Releases and more, May 14

4 May 2022

Golubka Fundraiser for Ukraine is taking place at HQI, London, on May 14, 2022.

With all proceeds going towards the organisations Biblioteka Kyiv, Livyj Bereh, Bridges Over Borders, and Come Back Alive, the event will raise funds through donated artworks, objects and fashion for sale. Participating contributors include Lawrence Lek, New Noveta, Bora Akinciturk, Claire Barrow, Daniel Swan, Xquisite Releases, Mainline RUS/Fr.CA/DE, Bog, and many more. DJ sets will run through evening featuring Aircode, Ewa Awe, Manuka Honey, Cold, LC, among others.

Golubka Fundraiser for Ukraine is taking place at HQI, London, on May 14, 2022.
Book tickets now via Resident Advisor.**

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Rewire 2022 festival programme complete, with discourse events announced alongside full lineup including Evian Christ, Nkisi, aya, Golin & more

10 March 2022

Rewire has made the final programme announcement for their 2022 edition, running at various venues across The Hague, April 7 to 10.

Completing the programme of performances and projects across the city, the final additions to the lineup include a discourse programme revolving around key themes of noise, affect and ritual, with conversations from artists including Nkisi, Jana Rush, JJJJJerome Ellis among others. This adds to an expansive programme featuring performances from the likes of Evian Christ, aya, Torus, Coby Sey, Golin, SKY H1 and many more.**

Rewire 2022 runs April 7 to 10, 2022. See the Rewire website for the complete programme and timetable, as well as to purchase festival and day passes.

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PAF Olomouc announces their Spring edition’s lineup, featuring Lizzie Fitch & Ryan Trecartin, object blue, Natalia Podgórska, BCAA system & more

5 March 2022

PAF Olomouc has announced the lineup for their spring edition, taking place at Flora Olomouc Exhibition Centre, Czech Republic, on March 25 to 26.

Aptly set for springtime in the pavilions of a botanical garden, highlights include participation from Lizzie Fitch and Ryan Trecartin, who will present video work and explore their development of an experimental amusement park in Ohio, as well as an audiovisual set from object blue and Natalia Podgórska. Being the Czech festival’s first return to live events since the pandemic, the two-day programme will also include performances and work from Babeworld, Space Afrika, BCAA system and more.

PAF Spring Olomouc runs March 25 to 26, 2022, at Flora Olomouc Exhibition Centre, Czech Republic. See the PAF website for more information and tickets.

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Latest additions to Rewire 2022 announced, including Eartheater, Nkisi, Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork & more

24 February 2022

Rewire announces 26 new artists and projects added to the lineup of their 2022 edition, running at various venues across The Hague, April 7 to 10.

The latest news solidifies an already extensive music programme, with new additions to the lineup including Eartheater, Nkisi, Dis Fig and more. Also announced is the Proximity Music: Sensing After Thought interdisciplinary exhibition, featuring works from artists including Jacqueline Kiyomi Gork, Quiet Ensemble, Kexin Hao among others. With coronavirus restrictions lifting in the Netherlands, Rewire’s 2022 edition will be the first time in three years that the annual festival will be realised in its full capacity across the city.**

Rewire 2022 runs April 7 to 10, 2022. See the Rewire website for tickets and more information.

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Rewire announces new additions for their 2022 edition, including SKY H1, Evian Christ, Coby Sey & more

27 January 2022

Rewire festival has added further additions to the lineup of their 2022 edition, running at various venues across The Hague, April 7 to 10.

After an initial announcement in November, the latest additions include expansive performances and projects at renowned venues across the city. These include SKY H1 & Mika Oki, who will collaborate for an audiovisual show around SKY H1’s recent LP Azure, whereas Holly Childs & Gediminas Žygus will adapt their album Gnarled Roots into a performance that “incorporates bespoke choreography, dense spoken word, experimental visuals, and intense electronic music”. Live sets will also take place from Evian Christ, Coby Sey, Tirzah and more. This follows the first round of artists including Helm & Nate Boyce, Ziúr, aya, MSYLMA & Ismael among others.**

Rewire 2022 runs April 7 to 10, 2022. See the Rewire website for the full artist announcement and tickets.**

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Bapari hosts release party in Los Angeles for their latest video on surveillance dystopias ‘Interlude & Daybreak’

9 December 2021

Bapari is releasing the video for their single ‘Interlude & Daybreak’ alongside an event in Downtown LA on December 9, 2021. 

Directed by Alima Lee, the video features two tracks from the artist’s latest EP Daybreak that explore concepts of surveillance dystopias and seclusion. The record contains stylings of global club music which score scenes of the Haitian-American artist wandering through Los Angeles. A release party follows the video premiere at The Lash Social with Sevyn, Bianca Oblivion, Dangerous Rose, Buckmonster, Venganza, and 6999.** 

Bapari’s ‘Interlude & Daybreak’ video is out today. See here for more info on the premiere party at The Lash in Downtown Los Angeles tonight, December 9. 

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Potent vulnerability & collective healing marks Amartey Golding’s Bring Me to Heal solo exhibition opening at Glasgow’s Tramway, Dec 3

3 December 2021

Amartey Golding’s Bring Me to Heal solo exhibition is opening at Glasgow’s Tramway on December 3 and running to February 27, 2022.

As part of the touring exhibition across the UK, the London-based artist brings his Anglo-Scottish and Ghanaian ancestry—by way of a Rastafarian upbringing—to rituals of healing for generational trauma. The immersive exhibition crosses film, photography, sound and sculpture, and is born from a lengthy process that symbolises collective healing and reflection.

The centrepiece is a hand-knotted garment made of human hair that has been intricately designed by Golding, in collaboration with the Shepperton Wig Company and hair artist Kevin Fortune using a pattern that blends references from Afro hair styles to the body art of ancient Britons. The show is described as “an invocation for us to acknowledge the importance of understanding our emotional past and to establish a more equitable future.”

See the Tramway website for details.**

Amartey Golding, Bring Me To Heal (2021). Installation detail. Photo by Rosie Powell. Courtesy ACCA, Brighton.
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Rewire announces the first artists & projects of its 2022 edition, including Helm & Nate Boyce, Ziúr, aya, Blackhaine & more

18 November 2021

Rewire festival has announced the first artists for their 2022 edition, running at various venues across The Hague, April 7 to 10.

Following an online festival in 2021, as well as a scaled-back special offline edition in September, the festival returns in full to venues spanning nightclubs, theatres, galleries, and public space. Projects include newly commissioned live works from Helm and Nate Boyce, who will present “harmonic noise and spelunking audio design” set to Boyce’s “tactile and uncanny” visuals, as well as Myxomy, a duo of James Ginzburg and Ziúr undertaking a “cathartic tour-de-force through the margins of pop music”. Today’s announcement of 28 artists also includes live performances from the likes of aya featuring Sweatmother, MSYLMA & Ismael, Blackhaine and more.**

Rewire 2022 runs April 7 to 10, 2022. See the Rewire website for the first artists announcement and early bird passes.

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Tea Stražičić presents a dystopian exhibition as oversized graphic novel, with opening night performances by Tears of Fire, Violence & more, Nov 6—Dec 6

3 November 2021

Tea Stražičić is presenting the solo exhibition Vermillion at Trauma Bar und Kino, Berlin, curated by Madalina Stanescu and running November 6 to December 6, 2021.

Drawing from an apocalyptic fiction co-authored by the artist and Nicholas Zhu, the exhibition references the story of a band of protagonists on their way to a doomsday party, manifesting in the space as an oversized graphic novel. The show’s opening night on November 6 will feature performances from VIOLENCE, Tears of Fire, as well as a special guest.

See the Trauma Bar und Kino website for more details, or Resident Advisor to book opening night tickets.**

Tea Stražičić, The Ride (2021). Installation view. Photo by Jaewon Chung. Image courtesy the artist + Trauma Bar und Kino, Berlin.
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AQNB debuts event with HacerNoche in celebration of Oaxaca Mes del Arte on October 22

13 October 2021

AQNB and HacerNoche are presenting a night of music in Oaxaca on October 22, 2021. The event celebrates Oaxaca Mes del Arte (OMA), a month-long exhibition series organized by commercial art galleries in the city and the HacerNoche festival.

The event runs at saunabar—Club Creciente with performances from Ledef from House of Kenzo, Abssys, and Mya Gómez. It will also take place ahead of HacerNoche’s biennial, Promised Land, which features both a satellite and institutional program between 2021 and 2022. The latest edition reflects on the global health crisis, calling upon new modes of socio-political resistance and trans-geographic solidarity.**

AQNB and HacerNoche debut at saunabar—Club Creciente in Oaxaca on October 22, 2021. The event is supported graciously by Mezcal Amarás.

Ledef (2021). Courtesy House of Kenzo, San Antonio.
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“…And nothing’s the same.” AQNB’s Out of Body mini-compendium confronting art & music in the aftermath drops today, Oct 12

12 October 2021

AQNB releases the Out of Body mini-compendium, a download-only album of new music and visual works today, October 12.

The compilation—with cover art by Margaret Haines—features artists found in AQNB’s orbit, whose contributions reflect a notion of sound and art in the aftermath. After enduring nearly two years of varying degrees of lockdown and myriad emergent crises, the world as we know it is unrecognisable. It’s a time of truthers and techno-mystics, where a massive gravitational shift has further weakened any shared notion of reality, already broken down by the hyperindividualism of the internet. It has led us down a path of aliens and astral projection, mass resignations and a collective dissociative fugue state. We’ve wandered out of the Age of Reason and into an Era of Enchantment.

Visual artists 4fucksakebabes and Alexandra Koumantaki deal quite literally with a haunted, internal and extraterrestrial present in their visual contributions, while producer Helica whispers the inexplicable non sequitur “…and nothing’s the same” on the unearthly hypnagogia of ‘Doorkeeper’. Other ambient and melodic music from ANIMAshushu, and User2222 & ANDREW GOES TO HELL also flirts with these ideas of fantasy and interiority, catastrophe and chaos through their unique perspectives and sense of emotion. Together, the trans-dimensional auto reply under accelerated technocapitalism presents Out of Body as a checked-out eulogy for a year that never was.

Buy Out of Body now.**

Out of Body (2021). Compendium cover artwork by Margaret Haines. Courtesy AQNB, London.
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Berlin Atonal opens month-long exhibition Metabolic Rift that explores overloading kinetic energy

28 September 2021

Berlin Atonal is presenting Metabolic Rift in Berlin from September 25 to October 30. The exhibition contains a series of site-specific interventions from visual artists, including Pan Daijing, Sung Tieu and Amnesia Scanner’s Ville Haimala, and Jamal Moss (aka Hieroglyphic Being).

The exhibition takes its name and functionality from a metabolic system responsible for producing new energy via the breakdown of chemical compounds. Works appear in a choreographed succession, their rhythm created between shifting audiovisual landscapes that fuel activity within the ever-changing topological space. Experiences occur in chain reactions, replicating high-velocity exchanges of energy along metabolic and electrical pathways that climax in eventual overload.**

Metabolic Rift runs at Berlin’s Kraftwerk complex from September 25 to October 30. Visitors can book tickets to the exhibition’s guided tour via their website.

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Balance Club / Culture Festival to explore post-pandemic human conditions with Lotic, Anjali Prashar Savoie, & more for its 2021 edition, Re:Balance

22 September 2021

Balance Club / Culture Festival is presenting their 2021 edition Re:Balance on October 2. The event will occur in Leipzig at UT Connewitz, featuring Lotic, Odete, a lecture from The Yard’s music producer, Anjali Prashar Savoie, amongst other acts.

The Re:Balance program questions how club culture will recover from overarching social crises and modes of action spurred from the intersections within its space. Emotion Labor Queen will address the former individually in their workshop ‘Holding space – how to be kind to ourselves’. Meanwhile, a series of concerts will take place throughout the festival. Myss Keta is scheduled to perform along with an audiovisual performance by DJ Vanessa Opoku, Elle Fierce, and AUCO from NO SHADE.**

Balance Club / Culture’s 2021 festival Re:Balance runs on October 2 in Leipzing at UT Connewitz. Tickets are available via their website.

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Lunchmeat Festival announces the second wave of its 2021 edition with a Hyperdub showcase, Prison Religion, & premiere audiovisual performances

16 September 2021

Lunchmeat Festival is hosting its 2021 edition from September 27 to October 2 in Prague. In its eleventh year, the event reflects movements within contemporary electronic music and has recently added a Hyperdub showcase and Prison Religion to the bill.

“So far Lunchmeat has had very eclectic dramaturgy,” remarks one of the festival’s organizers Jakub Pešek in the press statement on its previous years and the shift in curation towards three cornerstone events that comprise the 2021 program. The first will be a Hyperdub showcase with Kode9, Loraine James, and Lee Gamble, after which two nights— a club night and listening experience— will follow. A slew of audiovisual performances will also make their world debut at the festival, including one between Denmark’s Lyra Valenza and Signe De. The bill also includes Lyra Pramuk, AYA, and GTA Soundsystem from the Czech Republic.**

Lunchmeat Festival runs from September 27 to October 2 at various locations in Prague. Visit their website for more information or purchase tickets here.

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Foundwork Announces the Jury & International Open Call for its 2021 Foundwork Artist Prize

10 September 2021

Foundwork has opened the submission period for their third annual Foundwork Artist Prize, a juried award established to support outstanding practices by emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. The deadline to register for the 2021 prize is October 10 and artists working in any media are eligible.

For the 2021 edition, two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors, including: Gallerist Vanessa Carlos of Carlos/Ishikawa and CONDO; Independent Curator and Writer Qu Chang, formerly curator at Para Site, Hong Kong; Gallerist Bridget Donahue of the eponymous New York gallery; Curator Cédric Fauq, currently curator at  Palais de Tokyo and soon to be chief curator at CAPC, Bordeaux; Artist Thomas Lawson, also the founder and editor in chief of East of Borneo; and Independent Curator Thiago de Paula Souza, currently co-curator of the 3rd edition of Frestas Triennial of Arts in Sorocaba, São Paulo. In addition to the grants, the honorees along with three shortlisted artists will also be invited for interviews in Foundwork’s Dialogues program for additional public engagement with their practices. 

The Foundwork Artist Prize is part of the platform’s initiative to help artists introduce their work to people from across the global contemporary art community. Artists can register for the 2021 Foundwork Artist Prize by creating an account on Foundwork by October 10. The prize is open to artists internationally with limited exceptions and artists should see the FAQ on Foundwork for full details on how to participate.**

The Foundwork Artist Prize is now open for submissions by October 10.

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Nature Loves Courage Festival announces full 2021 lineup to take place in Sougia, Greece on Oct 8-9

3 September 2021

Nature Loves Courage is announcing the full lineup to their 2021 edition scheduled to take place October 8-9 in Sougia, Greece. This year includes alumnus from the 2019 festival such as Juliana Huxtable and Kilbourne, as well as Beirut DJ crew FREQUENT DEFECT, DJ Diaki, amongst others.

Drawing from the rich, sonic channels of the African and Arab world that run through the tip of Southern Europe where Crete is located, NLC, with the support of leading Arabic speaking magazine Ma3azef and Kampala-based collective Nyege Nyege, will present a two day event on the beaches of Sougia, featuring artists De Schuurman, Moesha 13, and DJ LOSER. The festival intends to offer a space for “collective manifestation, esoteric self-exploration and profound togetherness in the spirit of freedom of being and inclusivity”.**

See here for early bird tickets and find out more about the festival on the Nature Loves Courage website.

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Bbymutha & Layla take over Trauma Bar und Kino for a night of underground rap & pop anthems this Saturday, Sep 4

3 September 2021

Trauma Bar und Kino is presenting the live performances of Bbymutha and Layla, with the double headline show taking place in Berlin on September 4.

Famed for her myth-busting lyrics on sexuality, motherhood and identity, Tennessee-based rapper Bbymutha will join the rising lyricist from Berlin, whose soulful pop and and trap anthems have garnered acclaim as one of the most sought-after and unapologetically confident vocalists in Europe.

See Resident Advisor to book opening night performance tickets.**

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i8i collective presents an exhibition & performances evoking conspiracy, cybernetic imaginaries & spirituality at Trauma Bar und Kino, Sep 17—Oct 17

2 September 2021

i8i is presenting the exhibition Infinite Scroll at Trauma Bar und Kino, Berlin, curated by Madalina Stanescu and running September 17 to October 17, with opening night performances on the evenings of September 17 and 18, 2021.

Through sound, sculpture and live actions, the collective — formed online during COVID-19 and featuring artists including DÆMON, Ben Sang, Riccardo d’Avola-Corte, FITNESSS and more — evokes conspiracy, cybernetic imaginaries and spirituality for their first offline event in what they dub “General Accepted Reality.” As stated in the press release: “Recent events have caused reality to seize. Time begins to loop indefinitely. A neo archeological site catalogues events occurring within this temporal rift.”

See here for more information, or Resident Advisor to book opening night performance tickets.**

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