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CLOT Magazine recommends: JANUARY

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‘Tête à Tête: Embodying Dialogues’, Zou B Art Centre Chicago, until 4 January 2020

The Drama Science Lab presents the only Sciart festival in Chicago for the second consecutive year. This year, the theme centres around the body and examines how somatic learning plays its part in experiencing Sciart information. Tête à Tête: Embodying Dialogues includes an exhibition as its main pillar and a robust array of educational corresponding in-gallery workshops. With Ziv Ze’ev Cohen, Kristin McWharter, Michelle Murphy, Cathy Quintero, and Rory Scott. More info.


Making FASHION Sense, HeK Basel, 16 Jan – 8 March 2020

The exhibition Making FASHION Sense showcases the radical transformation of fashion through technology. Robot arms, mixed reality, holograms, and drones have all paraded down international catwalks. Making FASHION Sense focuses on the impact of technology upon creative processes in the fashion industry and on artistic paths leading towards increasing sustainability: Fashion which makes sense. With Hussein Chalayan, Carole Collet, Clara Escalera, Giulia Tomasello, Iris van Herpen and more. More info.

CLOT Magazine presents DYNAMIC NODES, STATE Studio Berlin, 23 January 2020

Inspired by this year’s transmediale theme on Networks, CLOT Magazine, hosted by STATE Studio Berlin, will present a day event including video installations, a panel discussion and audiovisual performances. Inspired by the theories of the Philosophy of Networks (Christopher Vitale), we will try to explore how we live in a networked universe and how we can imagine a new terrain of possibility through new relationships to networks. An event supported by the Embajada de España en Alemania. With Kim Alberch, Rosana Antolí, Sofía Crespo, Lou Drago, An Trinse, and more. More info soon.


CTM Festival – various venues Berlin, 24 Jan – 2 Feb 2020

Entitled “Liminal,” CTM 2020 throws itself into limbo in hopes of stimulating a critical discussion of our present and possible futures. Liminal phenomena and liminoid states are transitional phases in which a familiar order sees its values and symbols destabilised; norms are suspended or turned on their heads. They thrust us into the grey zone between the two sides of a supposedly clear demarcation. We find ourselves in ambiguous spaces, somewhere between a past that is no longer valid and an ever-becoming future. More info.


LSFF 2020: Flesh & Fluids, ICA London, 17 January 2020

Through the work of four artist-filmmakers, London Short Film Festival takes a long and unflinching look at the human body. This programme strips away euphemistic aesthetics and metaphors to focus on the corporeal and biological. More info.


Regenerate by Henry Driver, Cressing Temple Barns UK, 9 January 2019

“REGENERATE is a three-dimensional illuminated sculpture created by the artist Henry Driver, in response, and celebrating Cressing Temple Barns’ grand history of grain storage. The artwork promotes that food and the natural elements which sustain its’ production, such as ample water & healthy soil should be cherished and regenerated, not wasted and degraded.  More info.

Kaos presents Kris Baha, Elektrowerkz London, 25 January 2020

Once the resident behind the decks at Power Station, a weekly EBM and industrial night in Melbourne, Baha is now a regular fixture at celebrated Berlin institutions CockTail D’Amore and Sameheads. There, and during guest spots elsewhere across the World, he dives deep into the void, returning to deliver extended sets of obscure, otherworldly machine music driven by emotion and mood, be it energy, joy, lust or sadness. More info.

Richard Serra – Forged rounds and Reverse Curve, Gagosian NYC, until 11 January 2020

Gagosian is presenting recent sculptures and drawings by Richard Serra. At 980 Madison Avenue, a series of new diptych and triptych drawings will be on view. Four new works from Serra’s Rounds series will fill the entire West 24th Street gallery. Each forged-steel sculpture is composed of multiple 50-ton elements of differing diameters and heights. Bisecting the West 21st Street gallery space will beReverse Curve (2005/19), a sculpture measuring 99 feet long and 13 feet high finally being realized for the first time. More info.

On our playlist:

Magda Drodz Songs for Plants, Präsens Editionen 2019 (info).

Claro Intelecto Ii Vitro – Volume one and two, Delsin Records 2019 (info).

Mothership, VOITAX/Midnight Shift 2020 (info)

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