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IMPAKT 2019: Speculative Surfaces, various venues Utrecht, 30 Oct – 3 Nov 2019
IMPAKT Festival 2019, Speculative Interfaces questions existing notions of the interface and reimagines their future(s). The program will investigate how we interact with technology and how this relationship alters our behaviour and perception. The festival program will include three subthemes: Sensory Empowerment, School of Non-Humans and Persuasive Tech Lab. More info.
MIRA Festival, Fabra i Coats Barcelona, 5 – 9 November 2019
The 9th edition of MIRA festival wants to explore the importance of art and technology as instruments of protest, as tools for converting thought into action, to reshape our future and demand transformation by encouraging change as individuals. Revolving evolves around the concept of Destruction¤Genesis, posing an existential debate and questioning the paradigms of an environment that appears to be sentenced to destruction. With Floating Points, Sote, Alessandro Cortini, Roly Porter+ MFO, Robert Lippok, Metahaven and many more. More info.
Assembly: Christian Marclay, Somerset House Studios London, 8 – 10 November 2019
Resident artist Christian Marclay curates a series of intimate musical performances responding to the sounds and acoustics of the street outside the Neoclassical building. Pedestrians, traffic, roadworks, protest, the corner of Somerset House where Waterloo Bridge meets Embankment is a hive of often unpredictable activity and noise. Marclay invites a series of guests to collaborate in bringing the outdoors inside for an evolving series of electro-acoustic performances presented over three nights. More info.
BIOMEDIA: Disease, Art & Medicine, Contemporary Art Museum Querétaro (Mexico), 13 November 2019
Curated by performance artist Felipe Osornio and CLOT Magazine editors Lula Criado and Meritxell Rosell, this itinerant video exhibition portrays different biotechnological approaches to interpreting or questioning disease processes, with a central presence of the body. More info.
Forensic Architecture: The Long Duration of a Split Second, ICA London, 23 November 2019
London Palestine Film Festival returns to the ICA presenting some of the best newly released features, documentaries and shorts from and about Palestine. Forensic Architecture will lead a live presentation and discussion around their investigation into the 2017 police raid of Umm al-Hiran, a Bedouin village in the Negev desert. More info.
Le Guess Who?, various venues Utrecht 7-10 November 2019
Le Guess Who? is a city-wide celebration of global sounds and musical boundary-crossing. On their the 13th edition, during the four days that the festival takes over the city centre, the festival will bring over 150 performances set to electrify pop venues, theatres, churches, galleries and warehouses. More info.
Jane Evelyn Atwood: Paris Red Light 1976–1979, L. Parker Stephenson Photographs, New York, until 23 November 2019
An exhibition showing American-born Paris-based photographer Jane Evelyn Atwood (b. 1947) Paris Red Light 1976-1979, of mostly vintage work from her first two series; Rue des Lombards (1976-1977) and Pigalle People (1978-1979), two long-term immersive projects explore cis- and trans- gendered communities among prostitutes in Paris. More info.
Dora Maar retrospective, Tate Modern, 20 Nov 2019 – 15 March 2020
An exhibition that will explore the breadth of Dora Maar’s long career in the context of work by her contemporaries. Dora Maar’s provocative photomontages became celebrated icons of surrealism. Her eye for the unusual also translated to her commercial photography, including fashion and advertising, as well as to her social documentary projects. More info.
On our playlist:
MONO – Before The Past: Live From Electrical Audio, Temporary Residence Ltd 2019 (info).
Rrose – Hymn to Moisture, Eaux 2019 (info).
Carl Gari & Abdullah Miniawy – Whities 023 (The Act of Falling from the 8th Floor), Whities 2019 (info).