Dan Bodan

Newman Festival @ Druskininkai, Jul 3 – 6

6 May 2015

The inaugural Newman art and music festival is happening at the Lithuanian town of Druskininkai, running from July 3 to July 6.

Set in the small spa town—built on the bank of river Nemunas, surrounded by nature, and known for its mineral waters and curative mud—the festival posits itself as an exploration of the clash of human nature with modern technology, analyzing how media “extends and redefines a human being”.

Participating in the festival are, to date, six musical and visual acts, including: Jerry Paper (the 11-dimensional caricatured sonic persona of New York-based musician Lucas Nathan); Canadian and Berlin-based singer, songwriter and producer Dan Bodan; Hype Williams member Dean Blunt; Colombian producer and “pop surrealist” Lucrecia Dalt; Berlin-based duo and Mykki Blanco producer Amnesia Scanner; and Norwegian contemporary artist and musician Lars Holdhus (known as T C F).

 See the festival website for details. **

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Britta Thie + Dan Bodan @ Schirn Kunsthalle, Apr 25

24 April 2015

In light of her upcoming exhibition, Translantics, at Schirn Kunsthalle, artist Britta Thie is doing a performance on Frankfurt’s Night at the Museum with Dan Bodan on April 25.

The Berlin artist will be performing with the French-Canadian musician ahead of the opening of her solo show, Translantics. The Schirn is for the first time presenting art that would not be possible without the internet and digital technologies, and Thie’s exhibition is their first step into the digital art realm.

Thie’s web series, Translantics, will appear in six monthly episodes, starting on April 28 and continuing until September 28. The “digital chamber play embedded into the network” tells the story of three young women living in the globalized, culturally homogenized world of present-day Berlin.

See the event page for details. **

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Hotel Moon @ New Theater, Mar 12 – 18

11 March 2015

New Theatre brings a new musical to its stage, titled Hotel Moon and running at the Berlin space from March 12 to March 18.

The now completely sold-out musical play was written by the collaborative American duo Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff in conjunction with associate editor of Frieze d/e Magazine (and BCR host)  Pablo Larios, and features musical direction by French-Canadian artist Dan Bodan and Trevor Lee Larson of YYAA Recordings, as well as performances by sixteen different artists.

By way of description, the musical only offers this short, abstract text:

And the people,
They say to themselves
They got
Nothing but time here.
Nothing but time behind ‘em.
Sure, they coulda had more.
So there’s a kind of… restlessness…

See the New Theatre website for details. **

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Events + exhibition openings (Week Dec 7)

10 December 2014

With most of the last of the exhibitions for 2014 opening at the end of November, December kicks off the holidays with too many events to mention individually, so here’s a list. Special mentioned should go to Imran Perretta and Takeshi Shiomitsu‘s /marinate exhibition at FFrigidaire, several readings across the western world launching Holly Childs‘ second book Danklands and a talk including Iranian philosopher Reza Negarestani at Banner Repeater.

There will also be performances from Dan Bodan and Benedict Drew in London, as well as another Lunch Bytes in Stockholm, another CREAMCAKE and a new V4ULT location in Berlin and a Nick DeMarco exhibition in New York. Pick a date and peruse at your leisure. **


Gaybar celebrates Leslie Feinberg @ Rye Lane Studios, Dec 10

Private Settings film screenings @ MoMA Warsaw, Dec 10

Shana Moulton performance @ SLG, Dec 10

E+E, Krysaor, Nkisi & Why Be @ Endless, Dec 10

The Locoemotive Lounge  @ Cafe Kaizen  Dec 10

* * * *  MOONSIGN// DUBAIS  //LANII //MSHR  @ XB * * * * *  @ Liebig 34, Dec 10

Holly Childs Danklands launches: London on Dec 9, Berlin on Dec 11, Melbourne on Dec 16 and Sydney on Dec 18

Unreliable Source reading installation @ DRAF, Dec 10

Tropical Waste: Lotic + Felicita @ The Waiting Room, Dec 11

INFRA_SPECTION @ The White Building, Dec 11

Skinhead: An Archive @ Ditto Press, Dec 11

Gravy Party @ Apiary Studios Dec 12

Galavant Evenings  @ Stephen House, Dec 12

Lunch Bytes Life: Feminism @ Tensta Konsthall, Dec 12

Dan Bodan @ Birthdays, Dec 12

Algorithms, Zerowork, and Planning @ Banner Repeater, Dec 12

The Rare Earth Medicine Show @ Troy Town Art Pottery, Dec 12

/// A Weekend of Schizo-Culture /// @ Space, Dec 12 – 13

Kernel – Enclosures (First attempt) @ V4ULT, Dec 13

Friends with Books: Art Book Fair Berlin, Dec 13

CREAMCAKE presents E+E &c @ Südblock, Dec 13

Beyond the Rocks @ Kazachenko’s Apartment, Dec 13

Poverty Failure Rejection @ MilMa, Dec 13

Mulled wine @ Maria Stenfors, Dec 13

Benedict Drew @ Café OTO, Dec 14


Vincent Broquaire @ XPO Gallery, Dec 11

Go Mango ~ Pt.1 @ Caustic Coastal, Dec 11 – 21

Chris Lux @ Jupiter Woods, Dec 12 – Jan 4

Nick DeMarco @ Interstate, Dec 13

Imran Perretta & Takeshi Shiomitsu: /marinate @ FFrigidaire, Dec 14

Hubert Marot @ Paris20, Dec 14**


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