CLOT Magazine recommends: OCTOBER

Still from We are opposite like that, Himali Singh Soin (2019’s Frieze Artist Award commission)

Frieze London, Regent’s Park London, 3–6 October 2019

The renowned art fair returns for another year in Regent’s Park, bringing together the usual presentations from the world’s leading galleries alongside live performances, new artist’s commissions and talks. From performance art, interactive installations and solo shows from some of today’s most exciting artists at Frieze London. More info.


Unsound Festival, several locations Krakow, 6-13 October 2019

The experimental sound and art festival returns once more this year articulating their programme under the theme of Solidarity. A theme embodied in the very idea of what Unsound is – a festival around which a global community has formed, raising questions of how collective experience generates kinship and takes on wider meanings. With SunnO))), Matmos, Holly Hendon, Richard Mosse, DeForrest Brown Jr, SOTE and many others. More info.


Analysis of image datasets through ImageJ workshop by Doreen Ríos, Iklectic London, 12 October 2019

 A workshop that aims to build basic knowledge for the use of ImageJ (free software) for the visualization of image datasets. It focuses on creating and understanding the visual patterns provided by the chosen image set and explores how to use it for both research and/or artistic creation. In the same way, a theoretical framework will be provided and will expand into what does DataViz means as well as its different forms and uses and how it has been integrated into contemporary artistic creation. More info.


Semibreve Festival, various venues Braga, 25-27 October 2019

Already on their 9th iteration, Semibreve has consistently presented a forward-thinking programme featuring some of the most revered electronic music and cross-disciplinary work by artists from around the world. With thoughtfully-considered locations and venues, together with an ethos centred around inclusiveness and community, this year line-up includes names such as Alessandro Cortini, Ipek Gorkun, Felicia Atkinson, Morton Subotnick and Lillevan, Kode9, Florence To, Oren Ambarchi and Suzane Ciani. More info.


RESHAPE Competition: cognified matter, Fira de Barcelona, 29-31 October 2019

We are moving towards an era of augmentation. Wearables, smart devices, and e-textiles are new solutions for future hybrid generations of interconnected humans and devices. The higher level of interaction is producing new paradigms, raising novel questions, imposing different habits, shifting economies and politics. Through technology, we are on the edge of a change in the perception of our habitats, ecosystems, bodies, social behaviours and interactions.
The Challenge of RESHAPE V focuses on future applications of Wearable Tech and Smart Products, inviting creative minds to predict new trends, elaborate novel solutions, and recalibrate existing markets in the direction of more sustainable models. More info.


Serious Games exhibition, HOW art museum Shanghai, until 11 November 2019

Serious Games is showcasing works and projects of both artists and game designers, casting light on the historical development of video games as a form and image, the tension between the mechanism of eSport competition and players from a bio-political point of view, as well as the critiques of spacial politics, historical truth, and future conflicts within the context of video games. More info.

Anthony Gormley, Royal Academy London, until 3 December 2019

An exhibition exploring UK’s sculptor Anthony Gormley’s wide-ranging use of organic, industrial and elemental materials over the years, including iron, steel, hand-beaten lead, seawater and clay. More info.

Club To Club Festival, various locations Torino, 30 October – 3 November 2019

Club To Club is an avant-pop global festival, featuring a pioneering spirit for art and urban exploration. Connecting with a visual theme, the festival is titled “La Luce al Buio: Season 2”, following the first season of the series inaugurated with C2C 2018. An intercultural exploration of the meaning of light and darkness. Weirdcore, the artist behind the crazy visuals for Aphex Twin live performance is behind the graphic image. More info.

On our playlist:

TWINS New cold dream, 2MR 2019 (info).

YYYY El Tamaño de Mi Silencio, Eerie Records 2019 (info).

A Hopeless Place, The Wormhole 2019 (info).

By CLOT Magazine Editors (Twitter @clotmagazine)

03 Oct 2019