Friday 11 9 2009
23:00:00 - 01:00:00(Brussels (BE)) - dj
hi! i'm the michael. i'm a silly rabbit. this is a random sentence. jd twitch is the coolest dj i've spun with. i played in noise and punk bands when i was a teenager, so james murphy gave me thumbs up to dj in my twenties. which is awesome.
italo disco house edits electropop wave are some basic words possibly applicable. awesome horny joy bliss drunk are others. i kept it short, but i wear it long and hard, i swear. wave at me i'll wave back, we'll have a moment together, it'll be grand.
01:00:00 - 03:30:00(London - Glasgow (UK)) - dj
Buy a caravan off eBay and build in a soundsystem because you're evicted from your flat for too many public order offences? SHITDISCO.
Glasgow’s SHITDISCO shot to fame playing and partying their way round the ‘turboraves’ of Europe, stunning even hardy Klaxons fans on the NME Rave tour in a fluoro frenzy that lasted all year and shot adrenalin into the dreariest of the last remaining schmindie fans. Four post-art school boys raised on a diet of Talking Heads, The Prodigy, Girls Aloud, Donna Summer and anything in between (as long as it’s edging towards 2000 RPM), came together as SHITDISCO in 2003.
Their living room jams with Klaxons and The Rapture and the games of tour bus polo became the stuff of legends. But there’s a more profound side to the band writ large all over debut album ‘Kingdom Of Fear’ that could be easily overlooked in the med-fuelled madness. First single and schizoid disco-punk manifesto ‘Disco Blood’, for example, with the hazily joyful chorus of “got that disco feeling on my mind, got it in my blood” seems pretty simple. In fact it’s a reference to the feeling AIDS sufferers felt when the disease first emerged. Look closely, and you’ll notice the band’s incessant partying is actually their political statement.
This defiance is the centrifugal force in everything that SHITDISCO do. “Playing party music for us is rooted in political ideas” says Joe, “We’re unable to change anything even by voting, so partying is a political statement. You don’t go to work or do what you’re supposed to be doing. You party for days on end instead.” So, futile trek to the polling station to push forward the next corruptive impotent government, or spend weeks on end off your tits – the choice is yours.
The rest of their steamroller debut is a hailstorm of gabba-punk disco diatribes, peppered with cult literary references.
More tracks: "OK", "I know Kung Fu", "Reactor Party" etc. (see videos below)
More words: clash of pop melodies and dark lyricism - European sex industry - Michel Houllebecq - technocratic society - lamp-posts with x-ray machines anyone? - antibourgeois - weird plastic society - post-punk aggression and poptastic euphoria - studied precision
Next step for the band? Try and guess. Nope, try again. No – we’ll have to tell you straight. Joe says they’re going to start up a girl group, like hi-NRG 80s poppers The Flirts, to “push the dark pop idea we’ve got”.
SHITDISCO: extreme turboravers, twisted disco-punk geniuses, and soon, pop svengalis the likes of which have never been seen.
03:30:00 - 06:00:00(Brussels (BE)) - dj
AAguilAA is a Lisbon and Brussels based DJ playing dirty disco, acid house and raw techno, collecting vinyls since 1995.
Playing in bars and basements, from private parties to events in metro stations, including Paris, Milan, Vienna etc.
20:00:00 - 02:00:00(Antwerpen (BE)) - visuals
"........Allo Allo Allo ......Allo....Allooo .....C'est toi?....Allo.....Oui ..... J'entends très mal ... Tu est très loin .. trés loin......."
is the beginning of the end ... the end of the love that might never have existed but that we can't accept..... the fear, the longing, frightened to be alone, are stronger than respecting ourselves
... the phone is the only instrument giving hope .. a confidence that might destroy us
Dominique Masullo is fascinated by the character of "Amore", interpreted by Anna Magnani ... the video presented on September 11 is a hommage to "La Voix Humaine" of Jean Cocteau
Locked up in his room, Dominique wanted to portray the anguishing and mad part of love. With flash images and drawings, he lets you feel that tragedy
20:00:00 - 02:00:00(Brussels (BE)) - visuals
Jey Crisfar - Constantino Escandon
Jey Crisfar is a 21 yo small town boy living in Brussels. Together with his friend Constantino Escandon, they made a video with no name in Mexico City and it's surroundings during two days.
Using cheap digital equipment, mixing photo and video. The video is about the difficulty of living in a town around too much people, the wall that still stands between all of us, in everyday life. A feeling of oppression, loneliness, and surviving.
Pictures by Pierre Debusschere:
02:00:00 - 06:00:00(UK USA DE FR RU JP) - visuals
Advanced Beauty is an ongoing exploration of digital artworks born and influenced by sound, an ever-growing collaboration between programmers, artists, musicians, animators and architects.
The first collection is a series of audio-reactive 'video sound sculptures'. Inspired by synasthesia, the rare, sensory experience of seeing sound or tasting colours, these videos are physical manifestations of sound, sculpted by volume, pitch or structure of the soundtrack.
The films embrace unusual video making processes, the visual programming language Processing, high-end audio analysis and fluid dynamic simulations alongside intuitive responses in traditional cell animation. Each artist was given the same set of parameters to work within; to start, finish and exist within a white space, creating a seamless coherence, all sculptures sharing the same white environment.
Using 1920 HD format, with 5:1 surround sound, the films transform the screen into a digital canvas, how the minimalism of a single, floating pixel can be as engaging as the maximalism of an intense multicoloured explosion.
Curated by Universal Everything and musician Freeform, Advanced Beauty is an international collaboration, taking in a family of artists from London, Russia, New York, Japan, Buenos Aires, Glasgow to San Francisco.
This collection of films in the first in a series of exhibitions, with upcoming commissions for the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and galleries in Europe, USA and Japan.