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Norbergfestival returns after two year hiatus with third artists, including Namasenda, Himera, Petronn Sphene & more, July 7—9

21 June 2022

Norbergfestival has announced its second set of performances for its 2022 festival, running from July 7-9 in Norberg, Sweden.

After a two-year hiatus, the festival returns with a program on vital connections between experimental and club music following the pandemic. Its third announcement features PC Music affiliates, Namasenda and Himera, and queer futurist noise act, Petronn Sphene. The festival will also host sets from Goth JafarANIMA, and Loraine James, along with live performances; PHYSIS by ASIANDOPEBOYS and Maria W Horn’s and Sara Parkman’s Funeral Folk. The festival will take place throughout Mimerlaven, a decommissioned mining site central to its curatorial motivation for the past two decades. 

See Norbergfestival’s website for the full announcement.**

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Trance & Ceremony: Tianzhuo Chen discusses his embodied performance spectacles, religious iconography & the Shanghai underground on AQNB’s Artist Statement podcast

23 June 2021

“I think the part I really care [for], is about death, about the uncertainty of death,” says artist Tianzhuo Chen, discussing the aspects of religion that inform his life and practice. “Or I should say, the uncertainty of being alive—I don’t know which one is more correct.” Talking with associate editor Jared Davis about his performances that create spectacles of ritual, symbolism and sexuality for AQNB’s bi-monthly Artist Statement podcast, this latest episode with Chen is available exclusively to subscribers of our Patreon.

Based in Beijing, while also having lived and worked extensively in Shanghai, Chen is the founder of Asian Dope Boys, a loose collective and party series, presenting performances and club nights at spaces ranging from Shanghai’s All Club, to the Barbican Centre in London. Often working with others, Chen’s extensive network of collaborators include artists such as Aïsha Devi, Gabber Modus Operandi, 33EMYBW, to name a few.

Trance & Ceremony is the latest in our Artist Statement podcast series, with past episodes featuring Terre Thaemlitz, Jam City, Rhea Dillon, Legacy Russell and more. The full episode is accessible to our subscribers right now on Patreon. Sign up now:**

The latest episode of AQNB’s Artist Statement podcast featuring Tianzhuo Chen is available exclusively to our subscribers today.

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