Text by CLOT Magazine
The CryptoFuturist and The New Tribal Labyrinth by Atelier Van Lieshout, Pioneer Works NYC, 1 March – 14 April 2019
For his largest-scale exhibition in the United States, The CryptoFuturist and The New Tribal Labyrinth, AVL draws from two bodies of work that give the exhibition its name. They transform Pioneer Works into an immersive installation of sculptures and industrial machines. Central to the New Tribal Labyrinth series is Blast Furnace (2013), an imposing structure referencing Industrial Revolution-era furnaces traditionally used to produce steel. The sculpture also contains domestic elements such as a kitchen, toilet, and sleeping quarters. More info.
New Order: Art and Technology in the Twenty-First Century, MoMA NYC, 17 March – 15 June 2019
Today, when technology seems utterly smooth and weightless—composed of invisible waves, wireless signals, abstract codes—New Order explores the ways in which these systems are still stubbornly tied to the physical world. Drawn entirely from MoMA’s collection, the works included highlight the uneasy coexistence of intelligent networks and dumb stuff, high tech and raw material, the fabricated and the readymade. They suggest technology is always mired in matter, friction, and failure. More info.
Photo credit: Tabor Robak. Xenix. 2013. Seven-channel video (color, silent), real-time 3-D. 5 minutes. The Junior Associates of the Museum of Modern Art. © 2019 Tabor Robak.
Bio-Robotics workshop by Guy Ben-Ary and Nathan Thompson, Bioart Society Finland, 18-19 March 2019
What does it mean to design and control a living machine? What are the practical, artistic and ethical implications of doing so? In this workshop participants are invited to think about issues concerning the engineering and production of living machines and then attempt to design and grow crude prototypes made of twitching human heart muscle cells grown over scaffolds made of silk. More info.
Mass observation AV live show by Scanner, Centre Pompidou Paris, 28 March 2019
As part of «Mutations/Créations 3» and presented by IRCAM, Scanner presents the world premiere of an audio-visual performance based on his Mass Observation project, originally recorded in 1984 as a live session at Thirst in Croydon, London. Dehumanised communications, beatless radio signals were drawn in live to tape, and accompanied by dial tone pulses and abstract textures, Mass Observation is a highly suggestive picture of a particular place in a city at a very specific time. More info.
REWIRE Festival, various locations The Hague, 29-31 March 2019
The international festival for adventurous music returns again on it’s ninth edition of Rewire festival upholds our tradition of presenting adventurous music; highlighting multidisciplinary crossovers and forward-thinking artists who push boundaries and rewire the idea of what music and performance can be today. Musicians who embrace innovation, explore new artistic directions and collaborations, seek out contemporary forms of performative expression, use emerging technologies such as AI, or invent their own instrument. More info.
NAFF Club night, Corsica Studios London, 9 March 2019
New London night launching at Corsica over the International Women’s Day weekend for a raucous adventure featuring six unbelievably talented women slaying hard techno over both rooms of south London fixture with a firey lineup. From Mama Snake’s venomous techno, to Shyboi’s raucous rave and Miley Serious’s tangy acid. More info.
Re-textured Festival, various venues London, 28-31 March 2019
London events company Krankbrother is launching a new, multi-venue festival that will focus on ambient, drone, leftfield electronics and techno. The aim of the festival is to combine experimental electronic music, Brutalist architecture and innovative lighting installations for an arresting new party experience. More info.
TBA21 Ocean Space opening, Church of San Lorenzo, Venice, 24 March 2019
Ocean Space, a new center on the oceans and collaborative platform for change, will launch its first phase this March. Initiated by TBA21–Academy, this new embassy for the oceans will catalyze transdisciplinary research and foster collective action, encouraging audiences to radically reimagine how we see and treat the defining feature of our blue planet.
Inaugural program features large-scale installation by artist Joan Jonas commissioned by TBA21–Academy. More info.
On our playlist:
William Basinski – On Time Out of Time, Temporary Residency 2019 (info)
RX-101 – Dopamine, Haunter Records 2019 (info)
Dylan Henner – Alternating Microsound with Film Score a mixtape for CLOT Magazine (info)