Creamcake announces full line-up for their 3hd Festival program, called “Fluid Wor(l)ds” & inspired by the art of storytelling

10 October 2019

The fifth edition of 3hd Festival is happening across venues in Berlin, running October 22 to 27.

Organized by interdisciplinary platform Creamcake, the program has been presenting artists working at the interface of visual art, music, performance and digital culture since 2015. This year’s theme is called “Fluid Wor(l)ds”, where participants are invited to share how they “navigate, renegotiate and adapt to the shifting realities of networked communication through language, text and narration.”

Artists and projects already announced include Alpha Maid, CURL / Akinola Davies Jr, Ruth Angel Edwards, Josefin Arnell & Max Göran as HellFun, Yen Tech, x/o, Julian-Jakob Kneer, and Malibu. Some of the new additions are Roxman Gatt, Laurel Halo, Hyph11E, Vika Kirchenbauer, mobilegirl, Qualiatik, Erica Scourti, Geo Wyeth, umru and many more from the almost 50-strong lineup. The event is taking place at Trauma Bar und Kino, Postscheckamt & HAU Hebbel Am Ufer, as well as online, along with a cross-platform anthology edited by AQNB editor Steph Kretowicz, and featuring contributions from Margaret Haines, Sarah M. Harrison, manuel arturo abreu and others.

See the 3hd Festival website for details.**

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Qualiatik explores trauma, body horror & biotechnology through the fleshy noise & image interference of ‘Sublimation Coda’

15 August 2019

Qualiatik released EP Discarnate via New York’s Psychoid Devices on June 17, with a music video for follow-up track ‘Sublimation Coda’ premiering on AQNB today. The Brooklyn-based producer, performer and multimedia artist draws on a background in neuroscience to explore ideas of trauma and the subconscious in a biotechnological present through their own combination of europop and gothic techno.

While the record features a number of tracks with titles like ‘Discarnate I’, ‘Lotus Birth’ and ‘Reclamation’, ‘Sublimation Coda’ is a brand new one produced by Qualitik on tour. The video follows an earlier drop of stylised and high definition body horror for the track ‘Mother Tongue‘. The imagery for ‘Sublimation Coda’ is cruder and more degraded, where strobe lights and fast-cut, carnal close-ups are absorbed by the industrial noise it accompanies.**

Qualiatik’s Discarnate EP was released via New York’s Psychoid Devices on June 17, 2019.

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