Exhibitions and events (by CLOT Magazine directing editors)
Matter of Flux Festival, Art Laboratory Berlin, 15 – 18 June 2023
The MATTER OF FLUX festival takes place in the framework of the group exhibition MATTER OF FLUX. The multifaceted formats and events of the festival program are based on the rich outcome of several preparatory meetings at Art Laboratory Berlin earlier in 2023. More than 40 international Berlin-based women/ FLINTA* – artists, scholars from sciences and humanities and cultural producers in art, science and technology from both the Global North and the Global South – have been invited to develop various CLUSTER groups and activities for the festival collectively. More info.
Sónar+D 2023, Barcelona, 15-17 June 2023
At Sónar+D 2023, the audience will see, hear, touch and discuss how AI is used for musical and audiovisual production while addressing its possible ethical, industrial and social consequences. The programme also includes a second major thematic axis, with activities that focus on how the artistic community responds, raising awareness and disseminating information about the climate emergency. More info.
Tomás Saraceno in collaboration: Web(s) of Life, until 10 September 2023
Saraceno’s first UK solo exhibition invites participants to consider different forms of knowledge and non-human perspectives through various artworks, prompts and experiences extending past the walls of Serpentine South into The Royal Parks and beyond. The exhibition draws on the artist’s ongoing research into spiders as a source of inspiration. Their webs’ extraordinary architecture and behaviours entangle us in various cultural perceptions, myths, and relationships. More info.
La(Horde), various artists, Julia Stoschek Foundation Berlin, until 30 July 2023
The first institutional solo exhibition by the collective (LA)HORDE will feature a selection of video installations that stem from their choreographic practice rooted in ritual, classical dance, subcultures, and the everyday. LA)HORDE have made a name for themselves by expanding the boundaries of classical dance. Their approach focuses on understanding how bodies are represented in public space, social networks, and on the stage, which they consider to be a political place of intersecting choreographic languages. To describe their practice, they coined the term “post-internet dance,” a genre influenced by the digital circulation of a wide range of styles and rhythms. More info
Collective Worldbuilding – Art in the Metaverse, HEK Basel, until 13 August 2013
The Collective Collective Worldbuilding – Art in the Metaversum exhibition presents phenomena that deal with the possibilities of decentralised communality and corresponding organizational structures, like the new work conceived for the exhibition by artist and Web3 pioneer Sarah Friend. In turn, the installation by Artist Simon Denny shows the market processes surrounding the hype of NFTs. In this work, questions about the storage of data, diversity and the promise of technological salvation are put up for discussion with a critical attitude. More info.
On our playlist (by Piotr Bockowski)
KakofoNIKT – Double Serpent, Karma Detonation Tapes June 2023 (link)
Emin Gok – Silentio, 15, Chinabot documentary trailer, 2023 (link)
Chronic Illness podcast – Internal Organs, Threads Radio 28 June 2023 (link)
Darja Kazimira & Zura Makharadze – Songs From an Obscure Matriarchal Tribe, Unexplained Sounds Group 2023 (link)
TROJANOVSKX & Elfira – ‘鬼面 : 영혼의 속삭임’ , Gwym Yeon Tapes 2023 (link)