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Lawrence Malstaf
Compass 02005
ZHI ART MUSEUM
ZHI Art Museum, Chengdu (ROC)

Until 12 August 2018

ZHI ART MUSEUM is pleased to present the exhibition Open, celebrating the long-awaited official inauguration of the museum which marks a new cultural signpost in southwest China. Curated by ZHANG Ga and co-presented by ZHI ART MUSEUM and Chronus Art Center (CAC).

To open is also to make ready for adventure, to lose orientation in order to obtain cognition of a different dimension. Compass 02005 by Lawrence Malstaf is precisely such an uncanny apparatus that exercises its own machine logic on the participant. Perhaps here a power play is at work to tease out the conundrum of the human-machine interaction that questions the popular assumption and begs for an ethical reappraisal. 

Lawrence Malstaf, Compass 02005
David Bowen
Tele-present wind (expanded)
Prototipoak - ' ...and the things we do'
Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao (ES)

Until 16 September 2018

The expanded version of tele-present wind  by David Bowen consists of a series of 126 x/y tilting mechanical devices connected to thin dried plant stalks installed in a gallery and a dried plant stalk connected to an accelerometer installed outdoors. When the wind blows it causes the stalk outside to sway. The accelerometer detects this movement transmitting the motion to the grouping of devices in the gallery. Therefore, the stalks in the gallery space move in real-time and in unison based on the movement of the wind outside.

David Bowen
Azkuna Zentroa

David Bowen, tele-present wind, 2018
David Bowen
tele-present water
1 2 3 DATA - Fondation EDF
Fondation EDF, Paris (F)

Until 7 October 2018

tele-present water - 2011 draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. The wave intensity and frequency collected from the buoy is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure, resulting in a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant unknown location. This work physically replicates a remote experience and makes observation of the activity of an isolated object, otherwise lost at sea, possible through direct communication

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Fondation EDF

David Bowen, tele-present water, 2011
Annelies Van Parys
An Archive of Love
Neue Vocalsolisten
21 July 2018 - 19:00
Theaterhaus, Stuttgart (D)

Nothing is more unique than love. But... Claudio Monteverdi was already hunting Amor in Madrigali guerrieri et amorosi, Claude Vivier was frolicking with Eros in his Love Songs, and José Sanchez-Verdu captured Thanatos – courier of the underworld – in Scriptura Antigua. In Annelies Van Parys' Ah, cette fable an angel gets entangled in an earthly love. As all these little tragedies unfold, the collective archive of love resonates more and more. Echoes attach themselves to these new stories and push them in fresh directions.

Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart
soprano Johanna Zimmer
soprano Susanne Leitz-Lorey
mezzo Truike van der Poel
tenor Martin Nagy
baritone Guillermo Anzorena
bass Andreas Fischer 

composition Annelies Van Parys, José Sanchez-Verdu, Claude Vivier, Claudio Monteverdi a.o. musical arrangements Annelies Van Parys concept & musical/textual dramaturgy Gaea Schoeters stage direction Gable Roelofsen & Romy Roelofsen (Het Geluid Maastricht) set design Davy Van Gerven production Musik der Jahrhunderte & Het Geluid Maastricht in cooperation with Concertgebouw Brugge

Theaterhaus Stuttgart 
Concertgebouw Brugge

An Archive of Love
Annelies Van Parys
Three Mew Poems
Halcyon & Jenny Duck-Chong
21 July 2018 - 20:00
Sydney Conservatorium of Music (AU)

The program features Australian premieres by mid-career composers Japanese-born Dai Fujikura and Belgian Annelies Van Parys alongside a couple of songs from our Kingfisher project and a brand new work by Elliott Gyger, celebrating his 50th birthday this year. 

Halcyon

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A Two Dogs Company / Kris Verdonck
Conversations (at the end of the world)
Theater aan Zee - TAZ
3 August 2018
until 4 August 2018
Versluys/Dôme, Northlaan 13, Oostende (B)

What do you say, do or make when the end is nigh? In Conversations at the end of the world, a new piece by Kris Verdonck / A Two Dogs Company for large auditoria, five figures find themselves in an empty theatre space. They have only their bodies, their capabilities and the time that is left to them. Together these five figures, played by Johan Leysen, Jan Steen, Jeroen Van der Ven, José Kuijpers and the renowned pianist Marino Formenti, create a portrait of humankind in the crazy twentieth century – a century in which man’s image has been significantly eroded and whose wounds we still carry with us today. Waiting for the catastrophe that is inevitably coming, or in the midst of it, they welcome the audience to ‘a last evening’. When faced with death, the characters react with boredom, panic, madness, lethargy, nonsense and absurdity. Their absurdity is fed by the crazy logic of the war, ecological disasters, and all kinds of crises. Despite being in shock, they try to understand what is going on outside, and it is this absurd reaction to a cruel reality that lies behind this new project.

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A Two Dogs Company/Kris Verdonck

A Two Dogs Company/Kris Verdonck, Conversations (at the end of the world) ©Kurt Van der Elst
Kris Verdonck
DETAIL
17 August 2018
until 11 November 2018
ACC Gallery, Weimar (DE)

The sun shone, having no alternative, on the nothing new.
(Samuel Beckett, Murphy)

In the installation DETAIL, a large and massive boulder hangs on the ceiling. It is hanging on a steel cable, on a ball bearing, allowing it to fully turn around its axis. The ball bearing is put in motion by a steel wheel rotated by a motor which takes its energy from solar panels. The whole chain leads to a relatively simple situation: whenever the sun shines, the boulder turns around its axis. Once the sun shines, and therefore the stone starts to revolve, the mechanism is simultaneously unrelenting: the fatalism of a world that has to and will turn. A mobile with sunlight. A surreal image with an undertone of danger and yet fascinating at the same time. 

Kris Verdonck

Kris Verdonck, DETAIL, 2018 ©NASA/JPL/Cornell
Amund Sjølie Sveen
NORDTING
24 August 2018
until 25 August 2018
RakettNatt Tromsø (NO)

You never really know what will happen when Amund Sjølie Sveen and his comrades enter the stage. Well, one thing we know; he swings his verbal ammunition high and low, left and right.
NORDTING is more a public meeting meets standup meets political meeting meets concert meets performance than anything else. Actor, writer, journalist and musician Amund Sjølie Sveen is known for making stage productions aiming directly at the elite; the people with power and money. He also questions the position of art itself in today's society.
NORDTING is lead by Amund Sjølie Sveen with Liv Hanne Haugen and Erik Stifjell and various local guests.

NORDTING
RakettNatt

NORDTING
Mental Overdrive
UPCOMING GIGS

Mental Overdrive is the moniker Norwegian artist and producer Per Martinsen has released most of his electronic music output under, from early industrial techno through legendary Belgian techno label R&S Records back in 1990, through a variation of dancefloor friendly beats on imprints such as Smalltown Supersound, Discfunction, Full Pupp, Ploink, Music Man and his own Love OD Communications.

27 July 2018 Cafe Hærverk, Oslo (NO)

16 August 2018 Pstereo, Trondheim (NO)

24 - 25 August 2018 RakettNatt, Tromsø (NO)

Mental Overdrive ©Carl Christian Lein Størmer
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