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Les Urbaines 2016, Dec 1 – 4

1 December 2016

The annual Les Urbaines (‘The Urban’) festival is on at Lausanne’s Espace Arlaud as well as various other locations, running December 1 to 4. 

The 20th edition with be host to over forty performances, shows, installations and concerts throughout the weekend. Elise Lammer will be curating this year’s contemporary art section, titled Meaning Can only Grow out of Intimacy (limbs, water, nostalgia) and features work by Lars TCF Holdhus & Martin KohoutHannah WeinbergerBrigham Baker and Kris Lemsalu among others. The works are not connected by a theme, but each artist was invited to “produce a new project and invest one room freely.”

The line-up of music includes DJ HVADColin SelfDJ Paypal and more.

See Les Urbaines website for full programme listing and more details.**

Lars TCF Holdus & Martin Kohout, 'DungeonTT' (2015). Still. Courtesy the artists + Les Urbaines, Lausanne.
Lars TCF Holdus & Martin Kohout, ‘DungeonTT’ (2015). Still. Courtesy the artists + Les Urbaines, Lausanne.
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3hd Festival 2016 lineup announcement, Oct 11 – 15

18 August 2016

Berlin-based event-organisers Creamcake have announced the full programme for their second edition of 3hd Festival, happening across venues including HAU Hebbel am Ufer, OHM, and Vierte Welt, in Berlin and running October 11 to 15.

This year’s theme follows the title ‘There is nothing left but the Future?’, one which resists a dominant trend towards “speculating on the future, instead offering potential solutions for fixing the problems of the present.” The artists, musicians, producers, editors, writers and academics involved in the as-ever impressive 3hd lineup include the likes of Claire Tolan, Coucou Chloé, DJ Paypal, Easter, HVAD, Inga Copeland as Lolina, Rianna Jade Parker, Ruth Angel Edwards, TCF, Uniiqu3, Vika Kirchenbauer, and many more, as well as media partners AQNB with a cross-platform video, performance and discussion presentation with Video in Common titled ‘Staying Present’ on October 12.

The festival carries on its impetus as a “hybrid project” dispersed across online and offline artworks and events that include performances, presentations, installations and an exhibition offline during the five day program, as well as texts, music releases and cross-platform video and animation projects released online in the lead up. This first announcement comes accompanied by an essay called ‘Joy 2016‘ by writer and academic Adam Harper speculating and the dangers of polarised extremes, agendas and (mis)interpretations when it comes to art, taking Beethoven’s immortal ‘Ode to Joy’ composition via Wendy Carlos’ arrangement for Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 dystopian cult film A Clockwork Orange.

See the 3hd Festival website for the full programme.**

Adam Harper, 'Joy 2016', pub. by 3hd/Creamcake. Artwork by Sam Lubicz.
Adam Harper, ‘Joy 2016’, pub. by 3hd/Creamcake. Artwork by Sam Lubicz.
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Events + exhibitions, Apr 20 – 26

21 April 2015

Art Brussels is on in Belgium on the week beginning April 20, with a couple events of interest surrounding the art fair, including a group exhibition at Galerie Albert Baronian.  There’s a show on at Oslo10 in Switzerland with an installation by Agatha Valkyrie Ice and a performance by DJ HVAD and the first Swimming Pool Projects exhibition, including Stefania Batoeva, Emanuel Röhss and Yves Scherer, is on in Sofia, Bulgaria.

In Berlin, Janus are putting on a show at Berghain’s Panorama Bar and David Ostrowski is presenting a special commission for 032c Workshop, while Britta Thie is opening her Translantics exhibition/ web series with a performance with Dan Bodan in Frankfurt.

In London, Jupiter Woods continues its at continental margins (propositions) programme with presentations by Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Emily Jones, David Douard is showing at Union Pacific and Erica Scourti, Hannah Black and Aisha Abid Hussuan are among the artists screening work at the April Salon commemorating 40 years of the Feminist Library.

There’s more so see below:


Wade Shepard @ Waterstones, Apr 20

Emily Sundblad @ The Kitchen, Apr 23 – 25

FW>> @ Dance Tunnel, Apr 23

The n+1 Labor and Letters Symposium @ The Bell House, Apr 23

Dear White People @ Stratford East Picturehouse, Apr 23

Lawrence Abu Hamdan @ Jupiter Woods, Apr 23

David Ostrowski @ SOCIÉTÉ DE 032c bar night, Apr 24

Janus @ Panorama Bar, Apr 24

Art Brussels Apr 24 – 27

I Trust This Program @ Apiary Studios, Apr 24

Lawrence Lek @ Royal Academy of Arts, Apr 24

Welcome to Ai Crib! @ Oslo10, Apr 25

Harold Offeh @ The Cock Tavern, Apr 25

Crimes of the Future @ The Yard, Apr 25

Steven Baelen @ Levy Delval, Apr 23

Vimeodrome @ The Interview Room, Apr 25

Dorine van Meel @ DRAF, Apr 25

The Male Gaze: Women on Screen @ The Feminist Library, Apr 25

Readings @ Ladette Space, Apr 25

Britta Thie + Dan Bodan @ Schirn Kunsthalle, Apr 25

Emily Jones @ Jupiter Woods, Apr 25


Looks @ ICA, Apr 22 – Jun 21

Zak Kitnick @ C L E A R I N G, Apr 22 – Jun 13

Jala Wahid + Nicole Morris @ Artyč, Apr 22 – May 22

Astrid Nippoldt @ The Gallery Apart, Apr 23 – Jun 13

Mike Goldby @ monCHERI, Apr 23 – Jun 6

Dimension(s) Variable @ The Waiting Room., Apr 23 – May 15

David Douard @ Union Pacific, Apr 23 – May 23

Bea Fremderman @ Aran Cravey, Apr 23 – Jun 13

To blow smoke in order to heal @ Albert Baronian, Apr 24 – May 30

MATERIAL @ Johann König, Apr 24 – Jun 27

Charlie Godet Thomas @ Cactus, Apr 24 – May 17

Mitra Saboury @ Smart Objects, Apr 24 – May 22

Josh Bitelli @, Apr 24 – May 15

Gery Georgieva @ Res. Apr 24 – May 9

Barbara Visser @ Kunstraum, Apr 24 – Jun 13

Beyond the Interface @ Furtherfield Gallery, Apr 24 – Jun 21

Sofia Leiby @ Levy Delval, Apr 23 – May 23

Balconia @ Swimmming Pool Projects, Apr 25 – May 31


See here for exhibitions opening last week.

Header image: at continental margins (propositions) (2015) @ Jupiter Woods.

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Uyati Pog: ‘Exodus’ bar night @ OCCII, Dec 19

18 December 2014

Amsterdam’s Onafhankelijk Cultureel Centrum In It (OCCII) is hosting another Uyati Pog bar night, titled Exodus and featuring a stacked music and art lineup this Friday, December 19.

Along the lines of music, Exodus is bringing E+E featuring Chinonyeelu Amobi (Liberation Technologies), DJ Hvad (Syg Nok, Janus), Beatrice Dillon (Where to Now?, The Trilogy Tapes), Jacques Gaspard Biberkopf playing a live set, and Fred Hystere.

The artwork list brings works by Loretta Fahrenholz (seen in Warsaw’s Private Settings, Art After the Internet group survey), Lars TCF Holdhus (seen in The Mycological Twist), as well as Ruby Rouge, Daphne Oram, and Dan Walwin.

See the Exodus FB page for details. **

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