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CLOT Magazine recommends: FEBRUARY

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L’ombre de la vapeur, Adrien M & Claire B

‘Faire corps’ by Adrien M & Claire B, La Gaîté Lyrique Paris, until 3 May 2020

Make body by Adrien M & Claire B is an exhibition-experience which presents different works in which we immerse ourselves in swathes of shadow and rays of light, at turns flicking a finger or moving our entire body. The company’s work questions movement and its impact on works combining live performance and visual arts; inspired by mathematics and natural sciences, it gives life to a poetic visual language—more info.

Space Architecture: Part 2, Design Museum London, 4 February 2020

Architect and technologist Xavier De Kestelier speculates on the future of architecture beyond planet Earth in a talk and discussion at the Design Museum. He will be joined by a panel of architects and anthropologists, reflecting on advancements in space architecture today and discuss designs for an inspiring future—more info.

James Turrell, PACE Gallery London, 11 Feb – 27 March 2020

This solo exhibition features four new works from Turrell’s Constellation series. Influenced by the notion of phenomenology in pictorial art, Turrell’s early work focused on the dialectic between constructing light and painting with it, building on the sensorial experience of space, colour, and perception. These interactions became the foundation for Turrell’s later developed oeuvre, which evolved into an investigation of the immateriality of light itself—more info.

‘A Golden Age: Pulse, Throb, Drift’ by Rosana Antolí – CentroCentro Madrid, 21 Feb – 17 May 2020

Rosana Antolí works with rhythm and flow, with the tides of social choreography, eternal loops and feedback of the body in society. In A Golden Age: Pulse, Throb, Drift, curated by Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, Rosana Antolí takes a dive into the aqueous as a state-of-mind, expanding into aesthetic and movement-based understandings that question what is human. Drawing upon the current and urgent conversations of the state of planetary ecologies In Antolí’s A Golden Age jellyfish thrive, humans co-exist, and the proposition of choreographic entanglement of Pulse, Throb and Drift are echoed and multiplied—more info.

Paul B. Preciado in conversation with Jack Halberstam, ICA London, 21 February 2020

writer, philosopher, curator, and one of the leading thinkers in the study of gender and sexual politics, Paul B Preciado will be discussing agency, gender, dissent and subjectivity with queer theorist Jack Halberstam. Building on Preciado and Halberstam’s respective bodies of work, this conversation expands on forms of living beyond the constraints of encoded gender and unpacks the propositions of Preciado’s new publication, An Apartment on Uranus (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2020)—more info.


Frieze Projects 2020 (Frieze Los Angeles), Paramount Picture Studios LA, 14-16 February 2020

Responding to the curious context of a New York City filmset built in the heart of Hollywood, Frieze Projects 2020 features installations, performances, sculpture and videos exploring themes of representation, identity and myth. 16 new and significant projects, from outside performances by Patrisse Cullors and Naama Tsabar, to the restaging of historic works by Gary Simmons and Barbara Kasten, to Gabriella Sanchez’s banners and signs, drawing on Chicanx and barrio culture and Tania Candiani’s live weaving installation exploring technology, migration and labour. More info.

Borshch Magazine presents…, Trauma Bar und Kino Berlin, 15 February 2020

Trauma Bar und Kino partners with Borshch Magazine to curate a night starring Rrose, who will play music from the composer and music theorist James Tenney, Animistic Beliefs + Jeisson Drenth, Ignes Fatui (Alessandro Adriani + Imaginaria aka Paulina Greta) presenting Phosphine, a new AV show and many more. More info.

Force Field Invites Errorsmith, Paloma Berlin, 28 February 2020

Force Field returns to Paloma on February 28th inviting Berlin’s prime dance floor experimentalist Errorsmith for a rare appearance as a DJ, to kick off the new decade with a bang. Errorsmith has been releasing trailblazing club sounds since the mid-90s; Currently part of the PAN roster, he’s put out a couple of excellent releases including a stellar collaborative EP with Mark Fell of maverick dance tunes. More info.

On our playlist:

An Trinse & Il Santo Bevitore Split EP, self-released 2020 (info).

Terence Sharpe FEIGNED HEARING, Most Dismal Swamp 2020 (info).

Yann Novak 
Further Dismantling EP, Room40 2020 (info).

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