3hd Festival looks at music, performance, and contemporary art to ask deeper questions about politics, community, economic uncertainty, and communication. Organised by Daniela Seitz and Anja Weigl of Creamcake, the program will be running from November 22 to November 25 and is happening at HAU Hebbel am Ufer, and OHM, as well as the internet.
In its third year, 3hd explores the viability of acting outside of the status quo with its theme “Whatever You Thought, Think Again”. Performances, panels and workshops will travel the gamut of experience and struggle — personal stories of overcoming adversity around visibility, feminism, empowerment and community — in order to be seen and heard. The emancipatory promise of art, the internet and globalization appears to have failed us in the face of rising xenophobic populism in a backdrop of looming economic, political and ecological disaster.
Running over four days, 3hd will interrogate the aforementioned notions in a series of installations, concerts, performances, panels, workshops, online commissions, and a survey examining music, art and society where, for the first time, it intersects with science.
The festival will reflect on its own struggle to stay alive and independent in an increasingly corporatized and conformist alternative music scene, kicking off with a panel called “Craving Sustainability”. At the same time the festival will circulate the “Tell Us How You Really Feel” survey, in cooperation with physician and prospective psychiatrist Anna Willert, examining the 3hd audience’s media and technology engagement, economic status, personal attitudes, and mental well-being.
Berlin-based performer Colin Self will present a non-utilitarian vocal workshop focused on alternative modalities of group singing, while sound artist, musician and educator AMET’s performance, called “Addis’63,” follows themes of music, identity and spirituality. Indian-born, Italy-based DJ and producer Petit Singe combines the residue of an eastern heritage with an old school Adriatic house sensibility to present spaced-out romanticism and deep bass.
There’ll also be performances by Crete-born multi-disciplinary artist and SHXME label-founder Abyss X; London-based poet, musician and NON Worldwide associate Farai with collaborator TØNE; feeling, empathy, and listening from Berlin-based singer, composer, and performance artist Lyra, and more. Running alongside the three-day festival program is the “Whatever You Thought, Think Again” exhibition, including contributions by Tabita Rezaire, Anja Kaiser, Cleo Kempe Towers Queen, Jenna Sutela, M.E.S.H., and others.
3hd Festival 2017 “Whatever You Thought, Think Again”
22nd – 25th November 2017
OHM | Köpenicker Straße 70 | 10179 Berlin
HAU Hebbel am Ufer | Hallesches Ufer 32 | 10963 Berlin