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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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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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Behind the scenes with Margaret Haines for her On Air: Purity, Corruption & Pollution film production on cult icon Cameron

20 September 2021

This shoot for Margaret HainesOn Air: Purity, Corruption & Pollution—the titular short film to be released next year—happened in Paris on August 21 to 26.

Margaret Haines, ‘On Air: Purity, Corruption & Pollution’ (2021). Behind the scenes image. Courtesy the artist.

The project includes a book of the same name, produced in collaboration with AQNB and exploring the life and times of Los Angeles artist Cameron—probably best known for her role in Kenneth Anger’s Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome and marriage to rocket scientist and founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Jack Parsons. The narrative biography draws on the cult icon’s context during the Cold War and beyond, touching on the worlds of notorious English occultist Aleister Crowley, Scientology and Cameron’s own integral role around it. You can hear Haines speak on the project and her practice-at-large with AQNB editor Steph Kretowicz on our Artist Statement podcast from late last year.

Produced by Quentin Dubret of Pastor/Placzek, the On Air: Purity, Corruption & Pollution film includes performances by Jette Loona Hermanis, Livia Hendrickson, Joseph Wood, Arif Hasan, Alain LeToct, and Maryline Paradise, with vocal coaching from Dan Bodan, clothes from Julia Heuer, makeup and stills from Cecilia, music by Sky H1, and more.**

Margaret Haines’ On Air: Purity, Corruption & Pollution short film is funded by Mondriaan Fonds and Canada Council

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Sonic Acts 2016 @ Paradiso, Feb 27

26 February 2016

Amsterdam’s inaugural Sonic Acts 2016 is presenting a monumental music line-up at Paradiso on February 27.

As part of the three-day festival programme that runs in the Netherlands capital from February 26 to 28, the Saturday event will feature producers including NON Records artists Chino Amobi, Angel-Ho and Nkisi, Janus affiliates KABLAM, Lotic and M.E.S.H., as well as J.G. Biberkopf, Sky H1, Toxe, Why BeVisionist and Anna Mikkola among others.

The newly-founded Sonic Acts academy is a new platform aiming to “grow, expand, sustain and disseminate stimulating discourse about artistic research”. This year the associated festival programme and its ‘Dark Matter’ theme feeds into the academy’s ongoing investigations into nature, culture, technology, and ecology, and what it calls ‘Dark Ecology’ and ‘The Geologic Imagination’ within the Anthropocene era.

See the Sonic Acts website for details.**

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