The Room of Eyes Festival at Cafe Babette / Friday 19. + Saturday 20.10.2018
Eyes in the dark looking, descending into the depths, exploring music in another dimension. After a series of seven sonic performance events at the KINDL brewery we bring you A two day Festival. The event has been funded by Neukölln Bezirksamt and is therefore a FREE EVENT.
Susanne Oberbeck AKA No Bra Known for her confrontational stage performances, usually topless and sporting a moustache, Oberbeck is an electronic punk provocateur and gender revolutionary,She has appeared on tracks with NYC activist rapper Mykki Blanco.
THE SEER is a collaborative and multidisciplinary performance piece created under the direction of London-based artist Conny Prantera and a carefully select group of international (and mostly female identifying) artists and musicians. Taking inspiration from classical mythology and autobiographical writings, The Seer explores the historical role of oracular rituals from the personal to the political, to create a performance which blends art disciplines into an immersive and site specific form: no performance will ever be the same. For this special occasion, we will see The Seer in collaboration with Lia Mazzari, Alice Colley and sound artist duo BlancSceol.
Maximal in approach, AJA deploys rhythmic noise, bomb heavy drum machine, convolving vocal utterance and a dedicated hell-scape of field recordings, abrupt sound design and blistering drone. These recordings feel expelled rather than composed, a lashing of energy captured. The unhinged nature of her recorded work is complimented in what are soon becoming legendary live performances wherein the AJA experience is fully realised.
S.U.Q.I.R explores the techno body in mediums of sound, movement and digital technologies through meditative practices/ emergent becomings. Embodying slowness becomes a form of resistance/way of being in spaces of digital/sensory/information overload. A.k.a the induced weight of advanced capitalism. In this performance variation we will explore out ability to energetically sense each other across the digital space, using our physical distance from each other as an experimental ground for examining touch and connection. Slezaks physically present performing body will intra-act with adkinsons virtually and sonically present body(via live stream projection).
C.P.F.T.G DJ SET (UK), NO BRA (U.S.), PEMA (NL), KATE SLEZAK AND ALEX ADKINSON (USA), THINGS DISAPPEAR DJ SET (UK), DJ AMMONITE (UK), AJA (UK), THE SEER (UK), CO-TOUCH (RUS)
Friday 19th & Saturday 20th October 2018 | Doors 19:00 Start 20:00
König Otto | Am Südhaus 3 | 12053 Berlin-Neukölln
Photo credit: Laura Bemrose