Bananagun are an Australian psychedelic rock band from Melbourne that was initially formed as a solo project by Nick Van Bakel and subsequently grew into a quintet. Besides Van Bakel (guitar, percussion vocals), the band consists of Josh Dans (bass), Jack Crook (guitar), Charlotte Tobin (djembe, percussion) and Jimi Gregg (drums). « Do Yeah » – the band’s debut single – was released as a 7-inch single in 2019.
« The True Story Of Bananagun » from 2020 is the band’s debut album. Released via the British label Full Time Hobby (Timber Timbre, Katie Von Schleicher), the LP is Bananagun’s first release as a quintet.
After a short hibernation LA Priest, aka Sam Dust, aka Sam Eastgate graces us with his second album GENE. Named after an analog drum machine that Sam dreamed up and built himself, GENE is the follow-up to the Truffle Pigs’ acclaimed debut album Inji in 2015 and the collaboration with Connan Mockasin, Soft Hair, in 2016, and of course this drum machine, which Sam has been devising and inventing for over two years, is the linchpin of the album. It’s the most complete realization of his vision yet. These songs are searching for meaning, exploring the limits of their creator’s abilities.
With a juicy groove the record starts into life, strutting and sparkling, inserting melancholic interludes and taking a sharp turn to something dark and mystical in the last third.
On 28.10.2020 LA Priest will play a show in Germany in Berlin’s Urban Spree.
StillSTAND – Paint the wall of Urban Spree! A project of Urban Spree and Senor Schnu
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Artists of all ages and artistic backgrounds can apply to design the famous 15 m x 8 m wall of Urban Spree, which will get a new facelift every 14 days from mid-May onwards. Materials and an artist fee of € 500,- are provided to the selected artists. « The role and relevance of Art in the time of Corona » is the subject of this Open Call.
Artists and cultural workers bring new impulses, especially in these times, and make clear how important art and culture are for society.
Residence in Berlin
Maximum 2 artists* per application (collaboration work or split work)
Send a proposal on the topic (max. 1 A4 page explanation, with rough sketch if desired)
Not to have painted the wall before
If you are interested, send your application with the subject weSTILLSTAND to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is fixed on the 8.5.2020
The jury of the project: Julia Benz (artist), Johannes Mundinger (artist), Katia Hermann (art historian), Senor Schnu (artist and curator) and Urban Spree.
Many thanks to our active sponsors: Molotow, Neis Design Berlin, Pandemic Healing Arts, We did nothing wrong e.V., Sehr Bueno, Katja Askenenka and Sophie Schermer. To make this project thrive, we are still looking for new partners to provide material and alleviate production costs. Potential sponsors can contact Pascal: email@example.com
StillSTAND – Bemale die Wand von Urban Spree! Ein Projekt von Urban Spree und Senor Schnu
Künstler*innen jeden Alters und jeglicher künstlerischen Herkunft können sich bewerben, um die berühmte 15 x 8 meter Wand der Urban Spree zu gestalten, die ab dem mitte Mai alle 14 Tage ein neues Gesicht bekommt. Gestellt werden Material und ein Honorar von € 500,–.
KünstlerInnen und Kulturschaffende bringen neue Impulse, gerade in diesen Zeiten und machen deutlich, wie wichtig Kunst und Kultur für die Gesellschaft ist. Die Rolle und Relevanz von Kunst in Zeiten von Corona sind Thema des Open Calls.
1. Wohnsitz in Berlin 2. Maximal 2 Künstler*innen per Bewerbung 3. Umsetzungsvorschlag zum Thema (max. 1 A4 Seite Erläuterung, gerne mit grobem Entwurf) und 4. du hast die Wand noch nicht bemalt
Kuratiert wird das Projekt von: Julia Benz (Künstlerin), Johannes Mundinger (Künstler), Katia Hermann (Kunsthistorikerin), Senor Schnu (Künstler und Kurator) sowie der Urban Spree Galerie.
Ein grosser Dank geht an die Supporter: Molotow, Neis Design Berlin, Pandemic Healing Arts, We did nothing wrong e.V, Sehr Bueno, Katja Askenenka und Sophie Schermer. Trotz dieser Supporter sind wir noch auf Support sowie Sponsoren angewiesen, um Material sowie Produktionskosten stellen zu können.
« We bottled our concert experience and captured it on this album in a way we never have before,” », sagt Wenzl McGowen, ein Drittel des bahnbrechenden Saxophon- und Percussion-Trios Moon Hooch. “This is the first album where our fans will be able to listen and say, ‘This is exactly what it’s like to see them live.’”
Tempers are a NYC-based duo comprised of Jasmine Golestaneh and Eddie Cooper. The duo’s dark, ice-cold electronica blends a sinister slow static disco with danceable beats, a hinting of pop sensibility imprisoned in an almost gothic, industrial soundscape. Tempers’ debut album Services was released in 2015 on Berlin-based Aufnahme+Wiedergabe, and was followed by their 2017 EP Fundamental Fantasy, released by The Vinyl Factory. Their most recent album Junkspace (BMG Germany, 2018) is a concept album about the architecture of consumerism, set in a shopping mall, and features architect Rem Koolhaas. Tempers will be releasing a new album fall 2019 via Dais.
From amniotic fluids to saliva, blood, oceans, and rain, liquids bring both life and death: they are essential to human life but also hold the power of submerging, swamping, and drowning. Liquids have a definite volume but no fixed shape; they pass around borders and flow with extraordinary lightness and mobility.
In the 1990s, sociologist Zygmunt Bauman coined the expression “liquid modernity” to define postmodern societies’ shift towards liberalization and individualism. In his terms, constant change and unstable socio-political structures created a chaotic, fluid fragmented world in which individuals flow from one position to another.
Today, ‘liquidity’ seems to be more than ever an integral part of human existence. Societies are increasingly ruled by temporariness and fragility, constantly urging us to change and adapt to mundane precarity, while underwater cables power our Internet cloud and global warming melts glaciers and floods our cities.
Taking stock of these conditions, Teorema’s 2020 edition invites participants and visitors to explore ideas of liquidity and fluidity as openly and creatively as possible.
Let’s get together to imagine bridges over our liquified present.