CLOT Magazine recommends: DECEMBER
Tomás Saraceno – ‘Algo- r(h)i(y) thms’, Esther Shipper Berlin, until 21 December 2019
Esther Schipper presents Tomás Saraceno’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. Algo-r(h)i(y)thms transforms the exhibition space into a web-like landscape of nets and presents an urgent invitation to attune to our sym(bio)poetic futures, the radical reciprocity of all things, both living and nonliving, through a vibrational language. More info.
Art Futura London – Processing the Future, various venues, 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2019
Art Futura is the festival of digital culture and creativity celebrated annually in several cities around the world. The 30th edition comprises a series of talks, AV performance, workshops, Q&A, exhibition, concerts and networking sessions, with some of the names including NONOTAK, xname, David Strang, Nicola Plant, Terry Trickett, Lia Mice + They Said They Saw, Kimatica Studio or Anna Nazo. More info.
LCMF 2019 – Witchy Methodologies, Ambika P3 London, 7-15 December 2019
London Contemporary Music Festival (LCMF), is one ‘the capital’s most adventurous and ambitious festival of new music up. Teaming up with the Serpentine Galleries, experimental choir collective Musarc, Australian curatorial force Liquid Architecture and cult new imprint Ignota Books, and returning to the epic, subterranean Ambika P3, LCMF 2019 is back with its most ambitious programme yet, exploring the witchy turn in art, poetry and music. More info.
MUTEK Japan, various venues Tokyo, 11 – 15 December 2019
MUTEK.JP is a cultural association that is dedicated to the dissemination and development of digital creativity in sound, music, and audio-visual art. In 2016, Tokyo joined the burgeoning family of MUTEK events all over the world. The line-up includes a mix of eastern and western artists including Veronika Vasika, Hiroaki Umeda, Line Katcho, Myriam Bleau, Tim Hecker, Daito Manabe, Norimichi Irakawa, Peter Kirn and Kode9. More info.
Michael Bielicky Perpetuum mobile, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe, until March 2020
Over a period of almost forty years, Bielicky has created innovative work in the areas of photography, video and net-based installations. The exhibition »Perpetuum mobile« offers the first overview of Bielicky’s broad-ranging oeuvre. More info.
Biofabricate Summit, Vynil Factory London, 5 December 2019
New York’s Biofabricate summit is coming to London. In the heart of Soho, you’ll experience a day packed with the latest disruptive research and companies growing the materials of the future. Our event is the leading platform for the emerging consumer biotech industry to provide updates, unveil prototypes, and launch new products. More info.
Exercises on Displacement 5/5, FOLD London, 12 December 2019
Exercises On Displacement 5/5 is the fifth in a series of five events staged in London by TUTTO QUESTO SENTIRE (TQS), the artist collective founded in 2014 by visual artist Rebecca Salvadori, experimental opera singer Olivia Salvadori and composer and cellist Sandro Mussida. The evening will feature a unique collaboration between Curl and TQS collectives, presenting for the very first time THE ACT OF LISTENING, a site-specific original multimedia opera piece. The opera in three acts, Empathy, An Ode, The Act Of Listening, will be performed live with acoustic and electronic instrumentation and video. More info.
Hito Steyerl, n.b.k. Berlin, until 26 January 2020
In 2019, which marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, n.b.k. is again dedicating a solo exhibition to Hito Steyerl work, presenting the video installation This is the Future (2019) together with the largescale site-specific installation MISSION ACCOMPLISHED: BELANCIEGE. I. More info.
On our playlist:
TV.OUT – Dusk Till Dawn, Dark Entries 2019 (info).
Chino – The Cave EP, Syntetyk 2019 (info).
Stanislav Tolkachev – Acropolis EP, 24H 2019 (info).