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The 10 Best Street Art Books of 2018

Berlin-based specialized bookshop and gallery Urban Spree releases the list of the “10 Best Street Art Books of 2018“, a compilation of this year’s best titles. Although purely subjective, it reflects several trends playing in the book market:

 

– a renewed focus on the works of the pioneers of the 1960-70s through an academic approach;

– an increase in artist monographs which put more emphasis on their studio works;

– we have entered the era of “post-graffiti”

– but vandal graffiti and underground street art resist well the assimilation;

 

The list of the best publications of 2018 comes in no particular order.

 

1° John Divola: Vandalism

One of the most striking books of the year, “Vandalism” singles out itself by the sobriety of its approach.It consists of a black-and-white photographic series shot over 2 years in the mid-70s by the American photographer John Divola. Divola travelled across L.A. in search of vacant and dilapidated properties in which to shoot his project. Armed with a camera, spray paint, string and cardboard, the artist would produce one of his most significant photographic series, painting abstract constellations of graffiti-like marks, ritualistic configurations of string hooked to pins, torn arrangements of cardboard, and photographing it.

Vandalism” is not per se a “street art book” but rather a photobook crossing over both genres. The best example of a crossover book would be Bruce Davidson’s “Subway“, a series of portraits shot on the gritty NYC subway in the 70s where graffiti abounds but is only a sub-context, not the main topic (unlike Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant’s vernacular documentary photographic oeuvre whose main purpose is to specifically document graffiti).

 

Published by MACK Books, UK, in April 2018

Embossed paper-bound hardback

120 pages, 23.5 cm x 23.5 cm

Buy it here

 

2° Rafael Schacter: Street to Studio

“These are artists who are thus not slavishly reproducing their exterior practice within an interior realm but who are, rather, taking the essence of graffiti – its visual principles, its spatial structures, its technical methods, its entrenched ethics – and reinterpreting them with the studio domain,”writes Rafael Schacter in his introduction of his book Street to Studio.

We have entered the post-graffiti era. At a time where the graphic codes of street art are permeating most spheres of culture and entertainment, street artists have simultaneously enjoyed the favor of galleries and collectors and therefore have strongly developed their studio practice, when it was not in their ADN since the begining. What comes out is a blended space, where the artist works on both surfaces, the wall and the canvas, oscillating between different scales, the large and the intimate. Is this becoming a new paradigm in the art world?

The book introduces the concept of  ‘Intermural Art’ – art in-between the walls – to reflect that transition and has the merit of putting the emphasis on more conceptual players in the game (Brad Downey, Ian Strange, Boris Tellegen…) rather than usual suspects.

 

Published by Lund Humphries in July 2018

Edited by Rafael Schacter with a foreword by Carlo McCormick

Hardcover, 218 colour illustrations

224 Pages, 27 × 24,9 cm

Buy it here

 

3° David Wojnarowicz: History Keeps Me Awake At Night

Beginning in the late 1970s, the American artist David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) created a body of work that spanned photography, painting, music, film, sculpture, writing, and activism. Largely self-taught, he came to prominence in New York in the 1980s, a period marked by creative energy, financial precariousness, and profound cultural changes. Intersecting movements—graffiti, new and no wave music, conceptual photography, performance, and neo-expressionist painting—made New York a laboratory for innovation. Wojnarowicz refused a signature style, adopting a wide variety of techniques with an attitude of radical possibility. Distrustful of inherited structures, he varied his repertoire to better infiltrate the prevailing culture.

Wojnarowicz’s work documents and illuminates a desperate period of American history: that of the AIDS crisis and culture wars of the late 1980s and early 1990s. But his rightful place is also among the raging and haunting iconoclastic voices, from Walt Whitman to William S. Burroughs, who explore American myths, their perpetuation, their repercussions, and their violence. Wojnarowicz, who was thirty-seven when he died from AIDS-related complications, wrote: “To make the private into something public is an action that has terrific ramifications.”

 

Published by Yale University Press in July 2018

Hardcover, 384 pages

160 color + 100 b/w illustrations

Buy it here

 

4° BLU: Minima Muralia

Italian street artist BLU is one of the few street artists refusing to compromise with the art market, unwilling to translate his brillant art onto canvas, staying true to the origins of the movement – an underground, non-monetized, ephemeral, illegal & outdoor art practice for which the context and the meaning are the most important elements.

While Banksy excels in subverting the codes of the art world, BLU refuses them and strikes back, erasing the murals he painted to fight their monetization (Bologna, Berlin).

Minima Muralia” presents each mural painted by the artist during the last 15 years, more than 200 walls.

 

 

Published by Zooo Press in March 2018

288 full color pages

17×24 cm, lay flat swiss binding

Buy it here

 

5° One Week With 1UP

Which brings us to the last frontier within the realm of the urban arts: graffiti. “One Week with 1UP” is the second published book by and about the legendary Berlin-based vandal graffiti crew 1UP.  This time, the Kreuzberg crew embarks NYC-based legendary documentary photographer Martha Cooper and Berlin-based photographer Ninja K. in a series of underground actions, through tunnels, rooftops, featuring high pressure fire extinguisher tags, roll-downs, roll-ups, street bombings, whole cars and backjumps in a first-hand account.

1UP is the ultimate modern graffiti crew in the 21st century: large, everywhere, powerful, fearless, defiant, invisible.

 

Self-Published, Berlin, 2018

A project by Martha Cooper, Ninja K. and 1UP

English/German, 144 pages, 31 x 22 cm

Buy it here

 

6° Klone: “Few Moments Ago I Was Here”

Klone is an Ukrianian-born, Tel-Aviv based street artist, a pioneer of graffiti in Israel and a visual artist who was the first to exhibit at Urban Spree and one of the reasons why we did the space in the first place. I stumbled upon his fist published book – “Don’t Sleep”– in 2011 and was so moved by its personal content, poetry, freedom, that I wanted to meet the man and work with him.

8 years later comes Few Moments Ago I Was Here“,  looking over those past 8 years of exhibitions, mural projects, installation, and animations.

“Few Moments Ago I Was Here” is an artist book. By this, we mean a book which is mainly thought, designed, created and published by the artist himself. We always try to get as many self-published and artist books in the bookshop because they are precious and unconventional. Of course they are difficult to source, as we can get our hands only on a small stock, they sell out fast and we need to replace them but we can’t get enough of them.

 

Self-Published, Tel Aviv, November 2018 (Hell No Publication)

Limited edition of 500 copies.

Softcover. Full colour offset print on Munken lynx paper.

Buy it here

 

7° Ian Strange: Islands 2015-2017

Continuing on the self-publication mood and echoing John Divola, the Australian artist Ian Strange  publishes “Islands 2015-2017”, a photographic monograph documenting his interventions on American suburban homes, in the wake of Gordon Matta-Clark or David Wojnarowicz.

Through photography, sculpture, research, found artefacts and drawings, “Island” reflects on the home through the metaphor of the desert island, a place of personal sovereignty but simultaneously entrapment. “Island” interplays the monumental with the intimate and intangible. Exploring the icon of the home as a deeply vulnerable object and personal vessel for memory, identity and aspiration.

 

Self-published

Limited edition of 400 hand numbered and signed books with a concertina print

25 x 34 cm

Buy it here

 

8° Jan Kalab: Point of Space

“Point of Space” is the first published monograph of the Czech graffiti and visual artist Jan Kaláb, covering 25 years of his urban and studio creations, through multiple art forms (paintings, 3D graffiti, bombings, sculptures, installations).

Jan Kaláb started as a pure graffiti writer and achieved fame under the monikers “CAKES” and “POINT”. From there, his practice evolved to murals and studio works, sculptures and canvases and this evolution, patiently documented, is fascinating to follow.

The book was edited by the artist himself with texts by the czech art critic Petr Volf.

 

 

Published by Trafacka/Trafo Gallery Prague, in November 2018

320 pages

Hard Cover, 25 cm x 32,5 cm

Texts by Petr Volf and book design by Jan Novák

Buy it here

 

9° Swet: Book of the Year

 

One of the last published books of 2018, “Book of the Year” is a comprehensive monograph encompassing 1 year of walls by the danish graffiti writer SWET.

A graffiti “tour de force”, all the walls depicted in the book were painted in 2017 and amount to over 300 wall pieces, almost one per day, all of them documented in the book, including some sketches.

The book is bound with a piece of a canvas specially painted by SWET for this project and each book has a different binding, which also highlights the precise work of the dutch artisan publishing house Chemistry Publishing.

 

 

Published in November 2018 by Chemistry Publishing

First Edition of 500

240 pages printed on Munken Crystal Rough

Cover embossed with green linen, 24 x 28,5 cm

Buy it here

 

10° Russian Urban Art: History and Conflict

Street art books are usually more about photographs and visual documentation than text. Few history books actually exist on the graffiti and street art movements, let alone about a peripheral movement such as street art in Russia.

It is therefore the merit of the Russian artist and curator Igor Ponosov to examine the power of street art in Russia by exploring its historical background, extending from the avant-garde movements of the early 20th century, to the non-conformists and the actionists of the 21st century.

 

 

Self-Published, Moscow, June 2018

Edition of 500

Hardcover, 20 x 15 cm, 96 pages, English

Buy it here

 



J.C. Satàn & Jessica93

Dawn of the Dance and GreyZone Concerts & Promotion present

J.C.Satàn + JESSICA93 LIVE

J.C.Satàn
J.C. Satàn is the meeting between the talented Arthur from Bordeaux, France (Polar Strong, The Meatards, Crane Angels..) and Paula from Torino, Italy (drawer, dj and booker of underground shows). They were noticed from their first two LPs Sick Of Love (2010) and Hell Death Samba (2011) on the american label Slovenly Recordings which had major critical and public success. For their audacious and perplexing third album Faraway Land (2012), they join the young and talented parisian label Teenage Menopause Records. In between a US tour in 2013, an european tour with Ty Segall in 2015, a China tour in 2016 and plenty of shows in France and European festivals, they released two more LPs with the trendy french label Born Bad Records, « S/T » (2015) and the brand new Centaur Desire (march 2018). As usual the band refuses to fall into repetition and instead, travels out of the comfort zone. They are exploring the musical landscapes of Pixies and The Queen of the Stone Age but never losing their own style and sound. Known to be some kind of stage warriors, their shows rise above their records. Someone talk about psychedelism, someone about punk-garage, it’s hard to define them.

http://www.jcsatan.com/
https://jcsatan.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/jcsatan/

JESSICA93
French one man project Jessica93 is a powerful and emotional force of hypnotic loops, grungy riffs and cold beats, all wrapped up in an impressive sense of delicate and to-the-point song writing.

Even Paris, the city of love, hosts its bleak and dingy suburbs. With the promise of magic so close within one’s reach, the lack of it becomes even more evident. In the midst of this space of hope turned disappointment, Geoff LaPorte goes on an escapist trip and takes on the moniker of Jessica93. Where others see beauty, he sees the rats. But Jessica is the coolest chick in class. She’s desirable and she has ability to transcend the mundane reality of Paris’ dirty streets. Or at least she tries. Jessica stands for all that we wish to be, but can’t. Instead, let’s embrace the dark humour of the universe. After all, it’s not for nothing Jessica93’s 2013 debut is called “Who cares”, with a picture of a bag of crack cocaine on the cover.

As one man playing all instruments, along with a trusty drum machine; Jessica93 builds his music with layers – balancing the raw and minimalist with a trippy warmth. This sense of dream and romance is present in all his songs, sometimes numbed in an opiate high, sometimes as matter-of-fact melancholia. This isn’t some pedal-fest without substance, or, for that matter, a total downer – some of those beats sounds like John Bonham trapped inside an ice box, and the groove is undeniable. Something wants to reach out for sure, and on stage this part-shoegaze-part-grunge-part-cold-wave operation of one does just that: reaches out and goes for the stars. It might all get buried in a heap of dirty clothes once back on earth, but still.

Using very little to achieve a lot – Jessica93 goes straight to the core of every aspect of his music – illuminating a brilliant song writer in the process. Nothing to hide, nothing to lose.

https://jessica93.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/thejessica93/

 

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Jim Avignon: Permanent Jetlag

Urban Spree is proud to invite you to a special summer program around the Berlin-based artist Jim Avignon. 

In the first part, Urban Spree Galerie will show “Permanent Jetlag“, a new solo show by Jim Avignon, his first exhibition since 2 years in the german capital. The Opening Reception will be on Friday, June 30th and the exhibition will run until July 23rd.

In the second part, “Spectacular” is a special music festival over 4 days designed & curated by Jim Avignon, Urban Spree, and Sylvie Astii with live performances in the Galerie on a custom-built stage designed by Jim and in the Concert Room. The Festival will be on July 5th to July 8th.

The exhibition “Permanent Jetlag” and the music program “Spectacular” illustrate and combine the two facets of Jim Avignon, a recognized visual artist, musician and performer through his moniker Neonangin.

Jim Avignon is a painter, illustrator and conceptual artist. Always ready to confront the establishment he is torn between pop art, street art, Picasso on acid or simply being the fastest painter in the world. His signature style consists of vivid colours, a biting humor, unpretentious materials and a mind numbing output.

Jim Avignon’s exhibition „Permanent Jetlag“ at Urban Spree Galerie is about the balancing act of virtual life and real life. He depicts how the internet and social media have gradually changed society, and he also addresses man’s tragic, and often comical attempts to keep up with technology. On one hand the world is getting smaller yet in our minds it keeps getting bigger, making it difficult to be everywhere at the same time.

Avignon’s narrative motives are a potpourri of political and societal topics, art, pop culture and characters from fairytales and fables. His paintings serve as a stage for diverse protagonists from figuration, cartoons, anime and a fantasy world. Animals embody the human condition while the unknown lurks behind a façade of cheerfulness.

In Avignon’s fantasy world interchangeable freaks from the catalogue of postmodern society stand around, as their lively inanimate facial expressions reveal a mix of emotions, boredom, indecisiveness and resignation.

Sampling, cover versions and epiphenomena, like gamification, are central concepts in his creative work, they are references to the conflicting poles of visual art, music, mass media and the industry.

Jim Avignon curated a music festival that will happen alongside his exhibition „Permanent Jetlag.” Longtime comrades will perform in the middle of the exhibition space. Jim Avignon created a stage specifically for this occasion. The entire show will be transformed into a walk through installation.

Jim Avignon has been living and working in Berlin for more than 20 years. In the 1990s he adorned clubs with his decorations and became known as the ‘painter of the techno scene’. In 2013 he unleashed controversy when he staged a flashmob to paint over his landmark mural on the East Side Gallery without permission. Velocity and change have always been key issues in his creative work. The title of one of his first exhibitions was “highspeedworld.” In 1993 he already titled a painting “spoilsport in the internet.”

 

Permanent Jetlag

Urban Spree Galerie

Opening Reception: 30.06.2017 at 19:00

Exhibition: 01.07.2017 – 23.07.2017

Tu-Su / 12:00 – 19:00

Galerie Enquiries: galerie@urbanspree.com

Press Enquiries: diana@urbanspree.com



Jim Avignon: Permanent Jetlag

Urban Spree is proud to invite you to a special summer program around the Berlin-based artist Jim Avignon.

In the first part, Urban Spree Galerie will show “Permanent Jetlag“, a new solo show by Jim Avignon, his first exhibition since 2 years in the german capital. The Opening Reception will be on Friday, June 30th and the exhibition will run until July 23rd.

In the second part, “Spectacular” is a special music festival over 4 days designed & curated by Jim Avignon, Urban Spree, and Sylvie Astii with live performances in the Galerie on a custom-built stage designed by Jim and in the Concert Room. The Festival will be on July 5th to July 8th.

The exhibition “Permanent Jetlag” and the music program “Spectacular” illustrate and combine the two facets of Jim Avignon, a recognized visual artist, musician and performer through his moniker Neonangin.

Jim Avignon is a painter, illustrator and conceptual artist. Always ready to confront the establishment he is torn between pop art, street art, Picasso on acid or simply being the fastest painter in the world. His signature style consists of vivid colours, a biting humor, unpretentious materials and a mind numbing output.

Jim Avignon’s exhibition „Permanent Jetlag“ at Urban Spree Galerie is about the balancing act of virtual life and real life. He depicts how the internet and social media have gradually changed society, and he also addresses man’s tragic, and often comical attempts to keep up with technology. On one hand the world is getting smaller yet in our minds it keeps getting bigger, making it difficult to be everywhere at the same time.

Avignon’s narrative motives are a potpourri of political and societal topics, art, pop culture and characters from fairytales and fables. His paintings serve as a stage for diverse protagonists from figuration, cartoons, anime and a fantasy world. Animals embody the human condition while the unknown lurks behind a façade of cheerfulness.

In Avignon’s fantasy world interchangeable freaks from the catalogue of postmodern society stand around, as their lively inanimate facial expressions reveal a mix of emotions, boredom, indecisiveness and resignation.

Sampling, cover versions and epiphenomena, like gamification, are central concepts in his creative work, they are references to the conflicting poles of visual art, music, mass media and the industry.

Jim Avignon curated a music festival that will happen alongside his exhibition „Permanent Jetlag.” Longtime comrades will perform in the middle of the exhibition space. Jim Avignon created a stage specifically for this occasion. The entire show will be transformed into a walk through installation.

Jim Avignon has been living and working in Berlin for more than 20 years. In the 1990s he adorned clubs with his decorations and became known as the ‘painter of the techno scene’. In 2013 he unleashed controversy when he staged a flashmob to paint over his landmark mural on the East Side Gallery without permission. Velocity and change have always been key issues in his creative work. The title of one of his first exhibitions was “highspeedworld.” In 1993 he already titled a painting “spoilsport in the internet.”

 

Permanent Jetlag

Urban Spree Galerie

Opening Reception: 30.06.2017 at 19:00

Exhibition: 01.07.2017 – 23.07.2017

Finissage on 23.07.2017 from 16:00 with the artist

Tu-Su / 12:00 – 19:00

Galerie Enquiries: galerie@urbanspree.com



Egyptrixx, Ziúr, Metalized Man, Beastie Respond

– EGYPTRIXX (Live)
– ZIÚR
– METALIZED MAN (Live – Berlin debut)
– BEASTIE RESPOND
– MISTANTROP
Video by JAMES NUNN

https://soundcloud.com/foul-up
http://foul-up.net/

Berlin based label Foul-Up presents the launch party for its sophomore release, Metalized Man’s debut album “Losing Your Virginity: Metalized Boy’s First Adventures in Manhood”.

EGYPTRIXX (Live)
Canada

Foul-Up has invited Toronto’s Egyptrixx as a special guest gracing the night with a live set just a few weeks after the release of his fourth album “Pure, Beyond Reproach”.
Since the release of his debut album on Night Slugs in 2011, Egyptrixx’s “celestial club music” has gradually moved further towards abstract territories while never departing the pulse of the club. Over the course of three albums, several EPs and multiple other projects, Egyptrixx has perfected his very own unique strain of high-gloss-industrial techno-centric sharp-edged club deconstructions.
His fourth album comes after a busy 2016, having launched the experimental solo endeavour Ceramic TL, new duo Limit (together with L-Vis 1990, co-founder of Night Slugs) and his NTS show Halocline Trance (sharing name with the record label he formed in 2015).

https://soundcloud.com/egyptrixx

ZIÚR
Germany

Also guesting the night is Ziúr, an artist that is – as her biography reads – “dedicated to combining different sonic textures and brainy beats into a functional dancefloor framework”.

Ziúr is a co-founder of BOO HOO, an open-ended Berlin night committed to fighting discrimination. As a DJ her undertaking is equally diverse, with an anarchistic approach she dismantles genre-barriers, something which is perfectly paralleled in her own productions where aggressive brutality is rendered with a strange poise.
Since putting out her self-released debut mixtape mid-2015, Ziúr’s schedule has taken off in regards to both touring and studio work. 2016 saw the release of two EPs (on Infinite Machine and Objects Ltd.) and in 2017, Ziúr will release her debut album as a joint effort between Objects Ltd. and Planet Mu.

https://soundcloud.com/ziurziurziur

METALIZED MAN (Live – Berlin debut)
Denmark

The night in question will be presenting the Berlin live debut by Metalized Man who on the preceding day will be releasing his debut full length on Foul-Up. The album – titled “Losing Your Virginity: Metalized Boy’s First Adventures in Manhood” – finds the artist showcasing his own unique sound – alien yet familiar, fusing elements from industrial, ambient, techno and trance.
The record follows two previous cassette EPs on Danish imprint Infinite Waves, and was predominantly conceived in live sessions at the artist’s rehearsal space at Copenhagen’s Mayhem.
The album’s press release describes the artist’s sound as “rich of a spectrum that extends from the murkiest shades to the brightest hues with a zest of trancey tropes. ‘Losing Your Virginity: Metalized Boy’s First Adventures in Manhood’ reacts and evolves like a steady biotope submitted to diverse levels of pressure, constantly shifting scales and tempo – from a deep green palette of organic drops and crackles to the sleek vibrancy of multi-faceted synthetic layers – punctured by paranoid ostinatos. ‘Losing Your Virginity…’ shines for setting up its own deeply evocative cinematic playgrounds. Images rise to the surface in a deftly-manoeuvered chaos of sound.”

https://soundcloud.com/metalizedman

BEASTIE RESPOND
Denmark

The urge to fuse elements from different musical periods and styles is the key drive behind the Beastie Respond moniker.
Between 2011 and 2013 Danish label Teal Recordings released Beastie Respond’s first three EPs followed by the debut album “Fictitious Nostalgia”. Over the course of his Teal releases, the artist moved from making distinct drum’n’bass tunes to having his own genre-defying sound.
While over the following years having contributed tracks to Dylan & Loxy’s Cylon Recordings and dBridge’s Exit Records, the proper follow-up to Beastie Respond’s debut full-length came in 2016 with the EP “Back to the Future” on Copenhagen’s Circle Vision imprint.
Now, once again, Beastie Respond has given his own sound a complete makeover ahead of a big new project to come out in 2017.
Expect an ADHD-fuelled melting pot of sounds and unreleased productions in Beastie Respond’s ever-eclectic DJ sets!

https://soundcloud.com/beastierespond

MISANTROP
Germany/Denmark

Danish-born and Berlin-based Misantrop is the founder of Foul-Up, having released his (and the label’s) debut EP “Limerence” in late 2016.
While a first impression of the EP typically would be one of approaching disparate yet classic club-trajectories, a more detailed listen reveals that the EPs coherence is found in more subtle places – in the more introverted and experimental influences.
A set by Misantrop aims to keep the listeners alert by drawing sounds from a broad sonic territory and embracing stylistic chaos, as well as the occasional foul-up.

https://soundcloud.com/misantrop666

JAMES NUNN (Video)

After having debuted his maiden video installation at a series of Foul-Up events celebrating the label’s first release, James Nunn now presents the project’s second revision.

http://jamesgeoffreynunn.com/

 

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DYS FEST

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DYS 2015 festival

A Project Organized, Produced and Curated by
CORPO 6 art project space & Unknown Pleasures Factory.

 

DYS, that stands for Dionysus – the mediterranean deity of nature and ecstasy -, is a festival that through a multimedia approach – live music sets, performances, video installations, screenings – wants to activate a powerful and über expressive “ambiance”, focusing on the dionysiac efflorescent of the art form. Taken in its antinomic dynamic: organic- non organic; analog – digital; low fi – hi fi; performance – installation; informal – formal.

Its second underlying code of functioning, and thematic reference, is the vanguard creativeness represented by the cultural city hubs, along the decades in the past century: Rome in the fifties; New York in the seventies; Berlin in the eighties and so on.

Creating an alive discourse of interacting links between researches, codes and effectiveness along the time line of the global cultural resistance against desertification and cultural homologation.

The artists have been chosen for their work round the “limen” – the extreme edginess – of their research. In term of the research of the internal dynamic within their medium, the questioning of the mainstream cultural logic, the “physicality/liability” of genders involved. Describing a polisemantic and outrageous celebration of existence.

A dionysian hymn to unity and self empowerment.

DYS 2015

PERFORMANCES & LIVE SETS. h 21:00

Lydia Lunch (NYC) _ “Horribly True Confessions” spoken word
Jealousy Party (Berlin) _ abstract noise r&b
La Muerte Roja (Berlin) _ “Der Grund” drone tonal / atonal
Sound Quartet (Stockholm) _ “Vorthit” noisy electronics
L.A.Drones! (Madrid/LA) _ electro acid noise
VV & the Void (Berlin/LA/Melbourne) _ noir drone
Native Fauna (LA) _ esoteric electro pop
Melmann (Buenos Aires) _ audiovisual / electroacoustic

EXHIBITION h 21:00
Paul Zone “The New York Underground 1972-1978”

VIDEO SCREENING h 21:00
Fabio Campagna _ “Limen” lyrical music docu-fiction 45’’ min, Berlin
Void Pictures _ “Back to the ashes” video poetry, LA

AFTER PARTY DJ SET h 2:00
Kiss Me Deadly (Berlin/LA) _ post punk/no wave/minimal wave
C6C (Rome/Berlin) _ krautrock/avantgarde/garage punk/blues punk

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DYS 2015 Artists:

Paul Zone (NYC/LA)
Paul Zone spent his early teenage years photographing his friends at Max’s Kansas City, Mercer Arts Center, Club 82, and CBGB during New York’s Glam Rock era and the early days of Punk. He became the resident DJ at Max’s and, with his brothers Miki and Mandy, was in a band called The Fast. In the 1980s, Paul and Miki formed the electronic duo Man 2 Man, recording the international pop hit “Male Stripper.” Paul’s photography has been exhibited in Berlin, Rome, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Canada, and the United States. Paul Zone’s new book “PLAYGROUND: Growing Up in the New York Underground” features photographs of Blondie, Ramones, New York Dolls, Iggy and the Stooges, Lou Reed, Dead Boys, Suicide, T. Rex, The Fast, Patti Smith, Kiss, Mumps, Planets, Milk n Cookies and more, as well as musicians, artists and scensters Richard Hell, Johnny Thunders, Wayne County, Alice Cooper, Eric Emerson, Lance Loud, Stephen Sprouse, Christopher Makos, Anya Phillips, Cherry Vanilla, Arturo Vega, Anna Sui, Sable Starr, James Chance, Lydia Lunch, and even more.
www.paulzone.com/

Lydia Lunch (NYC)
Lydia Lunch (born Lydia Anne Koch, June 2, 1959, Rochester, New York) is an American singer, poet, writer, actress and self-empowerment speaker whose career was spawned by the New York No Wave scene. The Boston Phoenix named Lunch “one of the 10 most influential performers of the 1980s.
Her work typically features provocative and confrontational noise music delivery and has maintained an anti-commercial ethic operating independently of major labels and distributors. Lunch’s moniker was given to her by the rock band Willy DeVille because she stole food for her friends.
She appeared in two films by directors Scott B and Beth B. In the Black Box (1978) she played a dominatrix, and in Vortex (1983) she played a private detective named Angel Powers. During this time, she also appeared in a number of films by Vivienne Dick, including She Had Her Gun All Ready (1978) and Beauty Becomes The Beast (1979), co-starring with Pat Place.[29] In 2011, Lunch appeared in Mutantes: punk, porn, feminism, a film directed by Virginie Despentes, also featuring Kaylee Sprinkle and Catherine Breillat She also wrote, directed and acted in underground films, sometimes collaborating with underground filmmaker and photographer Richard Kern.
Lunch has recorded and performed as a spoken word artist, collaborating with artists such as Exene Cervenka,[30] Henry Rollins, Don Bajema and Hubert Selby Jr. as well as hosting spoken-word performance night “The Unhappy Hour” at the Parlour Club.
www.lydia-lunch-official.com/

Jealousy Party (Berlin)
Jealousy Party is a Berlin based abstract r&b band blending noise and improvisation with free funk, avant rock, error music, earthquake dub-hop and idiosyncratic electronic collages in a personal way they call punca.
Founded in Florence, Italy, in 1995 they built a personal and recognizable style even keeping their personnel constantly open to variations and flexible for specific explorations.
On this concert, Utku Tavil, with whom they toured in Europe in February/March, will be joining JP on drums.
http://www.burpenterprise.com/burp/units/jealousy-party/jealousy-party-info/
http://utkutavil.com/

Sound Quartet (Stockholm)
SQ (Sound Quartet) explores electronic art which circumvent learning and amplify responses to the moment, a sortie into uncertainty, with assiduous unpremeditation and susceptibility as guides. One of SQ founder is Thomas Bjelkeborn who is a composer, musician and sound artist. He is one of the initiators of IDKA, PUSH Festival Gävle and Club Lamour Fylkingen Stockholm. He often collaborates with international institutions and internationally active composer / musician at residences in UK, Spain, France and other countries, and tours frequently in Europe with live electronic ensemble SQ / Sound Quartet.Thomas Bjelkeborn är tonsättare, musiker och ljudkonstnär uppvuxen i Gävle och sedan 1984 bosatt i Stockholm. Han är en av initiativtagarna till IDKA och verksam som Producent/Curator för PUSH Festivalen Gävle och Club Lamour Stockholm. Han samarbetar ofta med internationella institutioner och internationellt verksamma tonsättare/musiker vid residens i Storbritannien, Spanien, Frankrike och andra länder, och turnerar ofta i Europa med live elektronik ensemblen SQ.
www.bjelkeborn.se

La Muerte Roja (Berlin)
La Muerte Roja is purity. Purity of sound. Purity of intentions. La Muerte Roja, adopting different approaches – tonal, atonal, improv, noise – defines, ritualistically, in a high saturated media context – performance, installation, video installation – , a sacred area of being. La Muerte Roja is an oxymoron. Death in life. And vice versa. And it means rebirth. A Circularity of simplicity. La Muerte Roja is a project by Fabio Campagna. Founded in 2011, Berlin. An open collective with which they have been played and performed, in the independent art galleries scene and off-clubs, in Berlin: Fabio Campagna, (semi acoustic guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals, feedback, harmonica), Emanuela Lioy (electric violin, delay, vocals), Alberto Maria Spezzaferro (op synthesizer, electric guitar, percussion), Adolfo Spezzaferro (drums), Bao Vu (electric guitar), Aunin Cervera (synthesizer, liuto), Marco Giani (saxophone), Alejandro Moncada (drums, drum machine), Jordan De Maio (semi acoustic guitar, vocals), Yusuke Yamasaki (performer), Jessica Harris (performer).f
www.facebook.com/lamuerterojacorpo6
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggz6hOj6KDM
https://soundcloud.com/corpo-6-recordings/nachtgedanken-la-muerte-roja

VV & The Void (Berlin/LA/Melbourne)
VV & the Void is a music project by Valentina Veil, a musician, producer artist and curator living between Berlin, LA and Melbourne.
The choice of the name plays on the repetition of the letter V and the logo stands for a visual vortex/spiral of void, a primal force or destructive energy or a triangle, ambiguous symbol of Holy trinity and occult summoning figure. VV’s lyrics often refer to occult and mysticism and unknown forces and energies.
The colors Gold and Black represent much of VV&V’s work often on stage.
Going back to the ancient Egyptians, Mayans, Aztecs, the color Gold symbolizes spiritual illumination, wisdom, beauty, splendor, awareness, alchemy; the opposite of black, expression of mysterious, veiled, esoteric, destructive, abyssal forces..
Her music, often described as shoegaze, drone, noir, atmospheric, goth, neo-psychedelic, experimental is a celebration of opposites energies: grace and disproportion, feminine and masculine, moon and sun, birth and death, angel and devil, light and dark, conscious and unconscious.

L.A.Drones! (Spain/LA)
L.A.DRONES! is a sonic experiment that, without abandoning strong electronic rhythm, joins styles such as Electro, KrautRock, Dub, Acid, Space, Noise, never forgetting melody, through the interaction of loops and drones, with the manipulation of these playing live, and effects being squeezed to the extreme. Voices, two synthetizers, effects modules, plus pedals and two mixers combine in order to generate a unique experience, with improvisation as an essential part of the performance”.
Vice: noisey.vice.com/es_mx/blog/la-drones—neutrinox-spooky-action
https://soundcloud.com/l-a-drones
https://ladrones2.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/LADrones/231907966986264?sk=timeline
vimeo.com/90298781

Native Fauna (LA)
“local shape-shifters Native Fauna… like a tripped-out Cleopatra, lead singer Cameron Murray conjures entrancing spells that range from dramatic Siouxsie Sioux–style grandeur to a candied Kate Bush melodicism, as her band pumps out music that’s simultaneously propulsive, arty and airily magical” —Falling James L.A. WeeklyReclaiming RARE and forgotten items & technologies long buried in PAWN SHOPS and PYRAMIDS, Native Fauna’s sound is a fearless FLIGHT through all the ages.
https://soundcloud.com/nativefauna
https://www.facebook.com/nativefauna

Melmann (Buenos Aires)
Mel mann is the solo project of Nicolas Melmann.
A musician from Buenos Aires (Argentina), Melmann combines different musical dimensions, from electronics / electro, through children’s music, producing music for television, film, theater and installations, to its latest foray as a singer, always innovating from the composition, making test formats, exploring different sounds, resources and instruments.
Recently elected as a participant of the Red bull Music Academy 2013 on New York , celebrated during the month of May and June, The program has master classes from Phillip Glass, Van Dyke Parks, Ryuichi Sakamoto between others, He released a subsequent US tour including a first concert at MET – Metropolitan Art Museum as opening act for Alva Noto and Ryuichi Sakamoto, continuing the tour in Boston, New orleans, Austin, Washington DC, Baltimore, New Jersey, Chicago, San Francisco and Oakland making a total of 14 concerts, across the country.
http://www.melmann.com.ar/index.php?%2Finfo%2Fcv–bio%2F
https://soundcloud.com/melmann/melmann-live-in-chicago

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DYS 2015

WHAT.
DYS fest is a aperiodic art festival with live sets, art exhibitions, performances and screenings. And it produces 3 levels of output: live music sets in the main stage; performances, video installations ; exhibitions in exhibit rooms. The outrageous quality and the cutting edge attitudes of the artists selected is its first mission.

ARTISTS DYS _ 2015

Live set and Performances_ h 21:00:
Lydia Lunch (NYC); Jealousy Party (Berlin); La Muerte Roja (Berlin); VV & The Void (Berlin/LA/Melbourne); L.A.Drones! (Spain/LA); Native Fauna (LA); Sound Quartet (Stockholm); Melmann (Buenos Aires);

Video Screening_ h 21:00: :
Fabio Campagna, “LIMEN” lyrical music docu-fiction 45’’ min, Berlin 2014/2015; Void Picture, “Back to the ashes” video poetry, 2015.

Exhibtion _ h 21:00:
Paul Zone (US) “The New York Underground 1972-1978”.

After party _ h 2:00:
Dj sets: Kiss Me Deadly (Berlin/LA): post punk / no wave / minimal wave; C6C (Berlin): krautrock / avantgarde / garage punk / blues punk.

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The first edition of DYS has been held in CORPO 6 GALERIE, Lichtenberg, Berlin the 8Th november 2013 with the following line up: Marialuisa Capurso (IT/Berlin); La Muerte Roja (Berlin); Reverse Bullets (Berlin/USA); Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt (Berlin/USA); Scanner Unit(Berlin); DR. NEXUS (Berlin); Herr Schmitd Hat Krach (Berlin).
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.671384172886389.1073741840.112158268808985&type=3

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DYS CURATORS:

Fabio Campagna (Foggia, Italy, 1972) is art historian, art critic, independent curator, artist and musician. He lives and works in Berlin since 2009. His numerous projects aim to raise a discussion about the possibility of activating different modes of living in response to the urban environment. Designing site-specific situations in collaboration with other artists and curators. Conceptual practice that is implemented by his visual outputs and music research. Where the archetypal configuration of his personal -– cultural, political and symbolic– identity defines his semiotic analysis on postmodern society. Fabio Campagna has been working as project developer and curator with several contemporary art institutions, foundations, theaters, galleries, independent cultural centres and festivals in Rome and in Berlin. Founder and director of CORPO 6 art project, he has coodirected also 91 art project space and cofounded LA54 art association, in Berlin.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/CORPO-6/112158268808985?ref=hl
www.corpo6.com
www.fabiocampagna.com

Valentina Veil is a producer, singer-songwriter, musician, curator, DJ and owner of Unknown Pleasures Factory. She lives between Berlin, Melbourne and LA where she has developed numerous art and music projects mixing up different languages and media. Among them: Cut Up Noir, Unknown Pleasures, Stardust, Wire. She has worked developing events with several clubs and galleries in Berlin, Rome, LA, Portland, Melbourne as well as being active in the music scene in Europe, US and Australia since the 90’s.www.unknownplesauresfactory.com

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