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CLOT Magazine highlights & recommendations: NOVEMBER 2018

By CLOT Magazine managing editors

MIRA festival, Fabra i Coats Barcelona, 8–10 November 2018

MIRA, the digital arts, is back in Barcelona. Focused on new trends in digital culture and technology, the festival features audiovisual shows in traditional and full-dome formats, digital art installations, 3D sound shows, conferences, presentations and workshops. This edition with Tangerine Dream, Yves Tumor, Aisha Devi, Amnesia Scanner, rRroxymore, Alessandro Adriani and more. More info.

Taboo-Trangression-Transcendence conference, different locations Mexico City, 11–13 November 2018

The conferences “Taboo-Transgression-Transcendence in Art & Science” include theoretical presentations and artists’ talks focusing on questions about the nature of the forbidden and about the aesthetics of liminality – as expressed in art that uses or is inspired by technology and science. This year’s conference is dedicated to all those who keep pushing the limits further than the next gadget and understand the essential role of fantasy when synchronized with reality. More info.

Phonetics residence and festival, Algiers, 12–24 November 2018

An adventurous new digital art festival in Algiers (Algeria) focused on sound art and avant-garde musical practice. The festival also includes a residence that will take place two weeks before the festival weekend. Focusing on sound as a universal language, able to trigger cultural dialogue, with this initiative, Phonetics is aiming to promote this dialogue through artistic collaborations. More info.

ArtFutura: Humanised Technology, various cities, starting 22 November 2018

The digital culture and creativity festival explores the most advanced works of New Media, Virtual Reality, Interactive Design and Digital Animation. The new ArtFutura edition starts in Autumn 2018 in more than 20 cities, with special activities in London, Ibiza, Madrid and Alicante. The festival will explore the relationship of humans with technology: What does it mean to be human in the age of technology? And does digital technology adapt to our aspirations and needs, or is it the reverse? More info.

The New State of the Living, PERMM Museum Perm, 22 November 2018 – 17 February 2018

A large-scale international project in the sphere of art, science and technology. The project will unite under its umbrella an exhibition, in which 20 artists from 10 of the world’s nations will participate, a scientific conference and a three-month-long educational platform. Including artists Theresa Schubert, Saša Spačal, Cod.Act: André and Michel Décosterd, vtol and others. More info.


This side of Paradise: Narrative, Cinema and Suburbia in the Work of Miles Aldridge and Todd Hido, Huxley-Parlour gallery London, 15 November – 15 December 2018

This new exhibition will present twenty large-scale colour works demonstrating how the two contemporary artists investigate the concept of suburbia. More info.

SF Trans*Plant. Theoretical-practical introduction to bio-hacking through the chimeric mirror, Hangar Barcelona, 18 November 2018

A workshop held by Quimera Rosa, this is the journey through the chimeric mirror is based on two years of biomedical research from the Trans*Plant project, on the ethical issues they have encountered along the way as well as their commitment to self-experimentation and becoming OncoMouseTM. More info.

Technosphärenklänge #6, HKW Berlin, 23 November 2018 

The series of events curated in cooperation with the CTM Festival presents projects and artists that use music and sound to reflect on the existence and state of the Technosphere. The sixth edition of Technosphärenklänge illuminates these new realities and explores the interfaces between humans and machines. With Marco Donnarumma & Nunu Kong and Mouse on Mars Dimensional People Ensemble. More info.

On our playlist:

Alessandro Cortini & Lawrence English – Immediate Horizon, Important Records 2018 (info)

Felicia Atkinson & Jefre Cantu-Ledesma – Limpid As The Solitudes, Shelter Press 2018 (info)

We Will Fail – Dancing, Refined productions 2018 (info)

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