Do you wonder sometimes about sound and vision? This Friday (31 May), vocal improviser and video artist Kok Siew-Wai will join the improvisation session between visual artists and musicians in the “Imaging Music” series at Kuala Lumpur’s RAW ART SPACE. The session will see visual artists Ong Chia Koon and Tey Beng Tze accompanied by Siew and the astonishing Yong “Juara” Yandsen. Come and sit right down to receive the gift of sound and vision!

Address:
No.8, 4th Floor, Jalan Panggung
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 50000


https://www.facebook.com/events/181862606091324/

The first Berlin screening of Christian’s new film “Desert of the Real” (edit: Halina Daugird) will take place in Berlin’s Acud Kino on Thursday Feb 21 at 9pm: https://acudkino.de/Programm/desert_of_the_real/15938. Christian and Halina will be there for a Q & A.

Two days later on Feb 23 5 pm the film will also screen in London’s Zabludovicz Collection: https://www.zabludowiczcollection.com/events/view/screening-prison-images-desert-of-the-real

His AI generated music – a world premiere of this type of symphonic music – will be released on Vinyl. Drop party at Christian’s place in Berlin, Tuesday March 19 8 pm. 
The music will be part of the soundtrack for his new film. 

Kompakt’s next Pop Ambient compilation, curated by Wolfgang Voigt, comes out on November 30th, 2018. My friend Yui Onodera, who’s working on the soundtrack of the cage I’m currently producing, has also contributed a track.

Here’s Voigt’s statement: “When a record label thrives after 25 years thanks to a focus of what was expected to be a short-lived music phenomenon called techno, then it stands to prove two things; that techno has taken its place amongst ‘serious’ genres. KOMPAKT has never been only for techno, but stands as a broad-minded entity that has set out to cross-pollinatewithin the realm of electronic music. Through its course, KOMPAKT has sent all kinds of sub-genres, and crossover adventures based on the non-negotiable 4/4 beat around the world. The 100% kick drum-free Pop Ambient series is the most endearing and enduring concept that I have had the pleasure to curate. I felt there was a strong need to add a certain elegance — ensouled by discourse as much as hedonism — to a sound that was recognized as ‘chill out’ music that could be heard in back rooms and forgotten festival areas. Over the years, I like to imagine that Pop Ambient has crystallized into musical universe of its own. I put together this year’s edition by plowing through an ocean of sonic jewelry from all over the world. For this special edition, I create a homogenous experience that would both appeal to our followers and continue our tradition while integrating new micro-facets from neighboring musical universes as much as possible. The headline ‘Ambient’ might sound a little too humble but it still helps as a necessary means of orientation in the best possible sense. Same goes for another dear tradition: Veronika Unland’s abstract-floral cover design that keeps on pleasing our sore eyes year after year. Although every Pop Ambient edition doesn’t shy away from diving into the relevant question of ‘What is contemporary discourse music’, in the end it boils down to that elevated moment where all theory dissolves into ambient air, into a higher state of cosmic bliss. Pop Ambient is sacral music for non-believers.”

Tracklist
A1 Thore Pfeiffer – Alles Wird
A2 Coupler – A Plain Of
A3 The Black Frame – The Uncertainty Principle
B1 Kenneth James Gibson – Gone Too Soon
B2 Morgen Wurde – Schien Immer feat. Maria Estrella
C1 Gregor Schwellenbach – Rot 2
C2 Last Train To Brooklyn – Bluebird
C3 Max Würden feat. Luis Reichard – Zweitens
C4 Thomas Fehlmann – Karenina
D1 Leandro Fresco – Araña De Vidrio
D2 Yui Onodera – Cromo 3
D3 Triola – Adren
D4 Max Würden – Core

“Stories for a more-than-human world” is a group exhibition with a series of talks and tours. The invited positions for the exhibition range from sculptures, drawings and video, to installations with electronics or living bio-matter. The main selection criteria was that the works emphasize a non-anthropocentric viewpoint and critically or playfully investigate understandings of being human, being machine, being hybrid in a present where the impact of technology – be it on the environment or on our own bodies – is ubiquitous.
The theme of the event is a reaction to recent discussions between humanities and natural sciences about new approaches to thinking about, looking at, working with, and being inside nature. It draws references from fields of posthuman theory, new materialism, cybernetics and science and technology studies.

Artists & speakers:
Christian Faubel & Wolfgang Spahn, Benjamin Grosser, Désirée Förster, ℌEXOℜℭℑSMOS, Bianca Kennedy & Felix Kraus, reiner maria matysik, Margherita Pevere, Alexandra R. Toland.

Opening 5. July 19:00
Talks 6. July 17:00+, Film-Screening 20:15

Museum Kesselhaus Herzberge*
*Herzbergstr. 79, Haus 29

More info here: www.morethanhuman.info

Guided Tour by Dr. Markus Heidingsfelder, Assistant Professor, Communication and Design at Habib University, through the German part of Outsiders: Geniale Dilletanten.

The guided tour takes place on Friday 23rd of April, from 3pm-4pm. The exhibition is open from 11am to 5 pm (except for Sundays) until 30th of April.
 
The Goethe-Institut Pakistan, in collaboration with Amin Gulgee Gallery is thrilled to present Outsiders, a curated event series that showcases the intense flurry of cultural activity that was the ‘Brilliant Dilletantes’ (or Geniale Dilletanten) subculture in 1980s Berlin and across Germany, curated by Mathilde Weh and Leonhard Emmerling.
 
It is an international touring exhibition which is accompanied by live performances, film screenings and panel discussions in featuring revered artists and experimental musicians. Since the early 1980s particularly Berlin has been a magnet and inspiration for international artists such as Nick Cave, The Necks, David Bowie, and Brian Eno.
 
Geniale Dilletanten was the term used to announce a concert held in Berlin’s Tempodrom in 1981. The deliberately misspelled title has become synonymous with an era of artistic upheaval in Germany that brought the country’s edgy artistic scene international recognition. Exploding from its roots in German art schools, punk rock and Dada, the movement represented a radical departure from the mainstream, marked by cross-genre experimentation, the use of new electronic equipment, and adopting German rather than English as language. It portrays seven key experimental bands – Einstürzende Neubauten, Die Tödliche Doris, Der Plan, Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle (F.S.K.), Palais Schaumburg, Ornament und Verbrechen, and Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft (D.A.F.) – as well as visual artists, filmmakers and designers from West and East Germany. The exhibition is the most comprehensive survey of the 1980s German subculture to date, incorporating a rich array of video and photographic material, interview films, audio samples, magazines, posters and other artefacts capturing the bold and daring scene, exploring the simultaneous rapid and rebellious developments in art, film, fashion and design.
 
The Pakistani counterpart is curated by Amin Gulgee, Zarmeene Shah and Zeerak Ahmed. Posed as a response to the German exhibition, the Pakistani segment explores notions of sub/counter-culture in the country, investigating myriad forms of this from the 1970s to present day. By no means a definitive survey, the exhibition in fact attempts to prompt a series of questions that investigate the idea of counter culture in the Pakistani.
 
What can you expect (take your time to explore the exhibition):
 
Photos, posters, vinyl covers, texts and songs from the early 80s.
A wealth of audiovisual content including audio tracks on iPads by all the seven featured bands.
Films about these bands:
•           Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft/ D.A.F. (20:24)
•           Ornament und Verbrechen (06:41)
•           Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle/ F.S.K. (24:16)
•           Der Plan (22:00)
•           Palais Schaumburg (14:58)
A film about subcultures in the GDR (German Democratic Republic): Memories of a Happening/ Spuren des Performativen – Intermedia I in Coswig 1985. A film by Thomas Claus (45:00)
Interviewfilm 1 and 2 (23:23/48:56) with eyewitnesses and musicians from the time
A selection of experimental art films, curated by Florian Wüst (60:00)
A film on fashion and art (55:26)
 
For registration please contact Zoya Ahmed: Zoya.Ahmed@goethe.de
 
Address:
Amin Gulgee Gallery, ST-2A, Clifton Block 3, Karachi (next to South City Hospital)
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