We’re open December 18 – 20, 5 pm – 8 pm (a little earlier on Dec 20)
There will be tapes, posters, paintings, live sets by Sloow Coyote and Palmovka, a tape dubbing workshop and much more.
Ulrich Rois (Feathered Coyote Records)
Shilla Strelka (Struma+Iodine)
Dennis Tyfus (Ultra Excema)
Ignace De Bruyn, Milja Radovanovic (No Basement Is Deep Enough)
This exhibition, performance and workshop series tries to highlight some of the manifold networks that evolve around DIY culture.
In today’s cultural environment, the traditional music industry faces many problems and even developments like the current vinyl boom are not much more than a drop in the ocean that is the decline of physical media sales.
On the other hand modern communication tools, social media and the accessibility of high-quality digital music formats and relatively affordable recording equipment have made it easier than ever to produce, distribute and market your own music.
From this situation, a vibrant and diverse community of labels, promoters, bloggers and venues has developed. A key aspect of this community is that it doesn’t easily lend itself to categorization. The musical forms are not limited to a specific genre or style but range from experimental techno to psychedelic folk and acousmatic compositions. There is also no clear geographic definition, as key players in the DIY community are based all around the globe.
A common element on the other hand is that networks in this community usually develop out of friendships and a mutual appreciation of the other’s work and not so much along the traditional lines of scenes and musical genres. Another factor is that very often people take on several different roles, like musicians also running labels, label owners designing their own cover art, promoters also being active as music critics or putting out their own zines, etc.
This diversification in a single person’s activities within a scene might result from a financial and logistical necessity as well as from people wanting to be involved in many or all steps of the process.
This exhibition in no way tries to be an overview of the contemporary tape or DIY scene but instead aims to present the work of six different participants: promoters, label owners, writers, publishers, artists … all of them taking on multiple of these roles.
18. – 20.12. 2015
doors open 5 pm
tapes, show posters, paintings, cover artwork, etc. by all participants
Live / Workshops / etc.
18.12. 18:00 Sloow Coyote
19.12. 18:00 Palmovka
20.12. 17:30 tape dubbing workshop with Uli Rois
18:30 open panel discussion about DIY culture work (running labels, setting up shows, etc.)
No Choice Tattoos by Dennis Tyfus (day and time tba)