CLOT Magazine recommends: JUNE
KEYS: Artificial Intelligence, Trauma Bar und Kino Berlin, 7 June 2019
KEYS are presenting their second edition. A series of events which focus on digital arts and computer music envisaged to understanding how micro-cultures of electronic music can be developed over time with an alternative thinking about the use of technology. For this one critical focus is placed on AI and its implications in art, creative production and performance, will include lectures by Jenna Sutela and Francesco D’Abbraccio and performances by Lexachast, Lorem, N1L and PAN‘s Bill Kouligas. More info.
(Inter-), Somerset House Studios London 7-8 June 2019 9
A 2-day programme of installations, presentations, panel discussions and live performances exploring image, sound and digital art in Partnership with British Council and MUTEK. Ursula K. Le Guin wrote that “technology is the active human interface with the material world”. From the digital tools that platform and enable activism, to architecture that tacitly governs our movement through space, technology has changed the ways in which we create, communicate and relate to each other. With Estela Oliva, Patti Schmidt, Zaiba Jabbar and Sara Sassanelli supporting conversations on gender inclusion in curation. The residency leads up to a two day programme of installations and live performances featuring artists like Marija Bozinovska Jones, Libby Heaney, Sabrina Ratté, Machine woman and others. More info.
Fracture Patterns (Eartheater and Semiconductor), Cre8 Studio London, 17 June 2019
Fracture Patterns is a live collaboration between UK artist duo Semiconductor and New York musician and producer Eartheater. This original commission by the Outlands Network combines large-scale multi-channel video works by Semiconductor with an original live soundtrack and performance by Eartheater, fusing both into a compelling theatrical production. More info.
Biodesign Challenge Summit, MoMA and Parsons School of Design NYC, 20-21 June 2019
The education-based competition that partners students with artists, designers, and biologists to envision future applications of biotechnology will feature this year will feature 36 finalist teams from 9 countries that will come together to present projects and compete for prizes in front of 50 esteemed judges from across academia, the arts, and industry. Featured speakers and panellists include Paola Antonelli, Natsai Audrey Chieza and William Myers. More info.
ArtNight 2019, various locations London, 22 June 2019
Art Night is London’s free contemporary arts festival in extraordinary spaces, this year taking place in Walthamstow and King’s Cross. The festival will present 12 artist projects as part of the Curated Programme selected by Artistic Director Helen Nisbet alongside 40+ independently curated projects as part of the Art Night Open programme, which includes Libby Heaney, Marina Abramovic, Sarah Cockings and Harriet Fleuriot, Charlton Gallery and Daata editions among many others. More info.
Nature Loves Courage Festival, Sougia Bay Crete, 7-8 June 2019
A two-day festival taking place at one of the most astonishing locations in the world, the south of Crete. Inspired by the widely known quote by philosopher, anthropologist and enlightened earth child Terence McKenna. The festival is curated and organised by Abyss X and will see an all-star line up comprised by Aurora Halal, Juliana Huxtable, Nkisi, Rabit, Ziur, Gabber Eleganza, DJ Paypal, Aquarian, DEBONAIR, Kilbourne and Abyss X herself among many others. More info.
FLUX – Radical Ecology: Sustainable Media Art, Ugly Duck London, 12 June 2019
This year has seen global demonstrations about the ecological climate crisis. Our generation is said to be the last that has the power to prevent catastrophic global warming, yet what can we do to make a difference?The event will look to art as a forum where future possibilities can be explored and provide a discursive setting to explore these subjects in a media art context. Curated by Aphra Shemza. More info.
Vienna Biennale, various locations Vienna, until 6 October 2019
On the basis of which values can the utopia of an economically and socially just and fair as well as ecologically sustainable future become reality? “With the possibilities of art, design, and architecture, the Vienna Biennale will contribute to shaping a future based on values. Artists, designers, and architects from all continents will take a stance towards the future exploring meaningful and actually applicable values for Digital Modernity in several locations. More info.
On our playlist:
Anatolian Weapons feat. Seirios Savvaidis – To The Mother Of Gods, Beats in Space 2019 (info).
Soho Rezanejad – Torino, Silicone Records 2019 (info).
Lost Few – Between The Silence, Southern Lights 2019 (info).