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ATAMATA I by Jessika Khazrik w/ காவடி Aïsha Devi, Grinderteeth, Jimmy Blue Star, MAWADa & Rasha Abbas
Amplifying an urgent search for collective transcendence and transformational infrastructure, ATAMATA brings together a spectral club exhibition with a 4-day South and East-oriented music and performance club program full of apparitions, epiphanic intermissions and incomputable assemblies. Concocted by artist, DJ, technologist and educatress Jessika Khazrik with live performances by friends and allies, the techno rave performance series and exhibition re-addresses club spaces as templar and serendipitous places of techno-political congregation and collective attunement with an ability to re-create and host different times and desires into the present. Through revisiting the unifying and anti-militarist history of techno in the past, present and future tenses and the potential of club spaces as social spaces of transclusive ritual, communal solace and serendipitous bonding, ATAMATA attempts to playfully delve into the links between the collectivity through anonymity attained in clubs and that experienced in spaces dedicated to collective strategy, solidarity and study.
காவடி, Aïsha Devi, Grinderteeth, Jimmy Blue Star, MAWADa & Rasha Abbas
Doors: 20:30, first performance 21:15
This event series and exhibition is co-produced by the fourth edition of Bergen Assembly and Bergen's club, Østre. As an established venue for concerts and DJ sets, as well as experimental sound art with an inclusive history of working with audiences of many ages, Østre has long functioned as a well-loved musical centre in Bergen for the underground clubbing scene
Bergen Assembly 2022
For the fourth edition of Bergen Assembly, curator Yasmine d’O. invites the public to join a quest in search of a seven-sided solid body called the Heptahedron. Her search is guided by seven enigmatic characters that she encounters along the way: the Professor, the Bonimenteur, the Moped Rider, the Fortune Teller, an Acrobats, the Coalman and the Tourist.
These seven characters lend their names to seven exhibitions spread across different venues in the city of Bergen from September 8th to November 6th, 2022. Each exhibition brings together three distinct artistic positions, offering a multiplicity of perspectives.
The fourth edition of Bergen Assembly is the first to have been convened by an artist, the French artist Saâdane Afif. Afif offers a narrative, rather than thematic, structure for the twenty-one artistic positions to explore the characters to which they will give shape.
காவடி (pronounced Kavadi) explores the soundscapes of the Tamil diaspora by depicting personal and collective memories. காவடி is a Dravidian ritual for Lord Murugan, the God of War, where the devotees carry, on their body, the physical burden which emphasizes debt bondage, usually for loved ones or for balancing ones own spiritual debt. With field recordings from Eelam (northern parts of Sri Lanka) alongside various sound elements traditionally used in temples and spiritual worship, காவடி explores stories about faith, displacement, escape and battle.
Audio-visual performance will be presented in collaboration with Ilavenil Vasuky Jayapalan.
Grinderteeth is the Berlin-based multi-media solo project of Norwegian Veslemøy Rustad Holseter - it's name originating from a consolidation of the name of Holseter’s hometown ‘Grinder’ and it's town-sigil - a line of wolves-teeth.
Her interdisciplinary live performance, installations, light & sound art works build on exploring beat structures fused with manipulated layers of sound and vocals, through the medium of live improvisation, movement and light design.
Her sound signified by cathedral-verb drenched, hard-hitting noise soundscapes blending pounding beats with layered manipulated vocals, thematically center around socio-political themes, reflections on the present moment in time and an exploration of power and how it manifests in the world, within human psychology, gender and sexuality.
No one on this planet sounds like Aïsha Devi. Her voice is her most powerful tool in a repertoire that includes thumping beats and rave stabs, seraphic and guttural singing, mystical linguistics and corporeal sonics.
Born by the Swiss alps with Nepalese-Tibetan heritage, a transversal of identity was forged, guiding both her personal and creative process as a non-conformed seeker. Dislocating pop culture, also evident in her mixes for Resident Advisor, FACT, NTS and Mixmag is one of her foundational tools and stylistic signatures.
In 2013 Devi co-founded Danse Noire, a label collective supporting insurrectional club music from around the world, where she released her breakout EP, followed by ‘Hakken Dub / Throat Dub’ in 2014, giving context to her universe alongside artists including Gabber Modus Operandi, Yikii, and J.G. Biberkopf.
In 2015 Houndstooth released Aïsha Devi’s debut album, ‘Of Matter And Spirit’, a significant sonic statement rich in political and philosophical subtext. 2018 saw the release of Devi’s sophomore album, ‘DNA Feelings’, her most accomplished statement to date, addressing how music can alter the fundamental vibrations of our material world and the very fiber of our being. The process led her to collaborating with Chinese visual artist Tianzhuo Chen on a string of videos, as well as theatrical dance performances together with the Asian Dope Boys collective, most notably at The Barbican and The Broad museum. She has also recently composed for and performed with the BBC Concert Orchestra.
But Aïsha Devi is just as magnetic performing solo. With her mesmeric digital world-building and captivating stage presence she has bowled over crowds at CTM, Primavera, Unsound, Boiler Room and countless festivals and venues from Siberia to Mexico and beyond.
Rasha Abbas is a Syrian writer of short stories. She is currently based in Berlin, Germany, she is the cultural editor of Aljumhuriya website. In 2008, she published her first collection, Adam Hates the Television, and was awarded a prize for young writers during the Damascus Capital of Arab Culture festival. In 2013 she co-wrote the script for a short film, Happiness and Bliss, produced by Bedayat, and in 2014 she contributed, both as a writer and as a translator, to Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline, published by Saqi Books. Her second short story collection, The Gist of It, was published in 2019. and her third collection, How German Grammar was invented was published the same year. A theatre adaption of her book, The Gist of it was produced and presented by Gorki theatre Berlin in 2022.
Folly Ghost is a Brazilian DJ, producer and curator based in Berlin.
His tracks are a collection of seductive rhythms with a fierce bass that set the mood for a celebration of bodies. He enjoys exploring a wide variety of peripheral sounds such as Jersey Club, Ghetto House, Ballroom Music among other diasporic beats.
Influenced by his upbringing in Rio de Janeiro, mixtures of Baile Funk are often featured in his sets, however Folly Ghost's commitment is not to genres, but to creating a space for lust and delight.
Besides being a dance floor fire starter, he is a proud instigator of social and political debates and an avid advocate for diversity in clubs and beyond.
Dato: torsdag 8.9.
Åpningstid: 19:30 - 02:00
Billetter: Tickets 150,-