Fri 17.11 18:00 // EXHIBITION // ACUD GALLERY
MATTI SUMARI – CEMENTA & TOYOTA
OPENING: FRI, 17th November 2017, 7 – 10 PM
EXHIBITION: 17th November – 16th December 2017
OPENING HOURS: FRI & SAT, 1 – 6 PM
Cementa and Toyota are two sculpted sisters located in the industrial landscape of the Malmö harbor. They reside at the waters edge on the last strip of public land amidst a large depot of imported cars and a colossal cement silo. These two site-specific sculptures, one cast in concrete— the other moulded in HDPE plastic from the area, contemplate on their situation, vaguely aware of the synthetic, artificial nature of themselves and their surroundings.
In the exhibition at ACUD gallery a film about these two sister sculptures will be shown alongside the works themselves, Drifter, Biofoul and Residuals / Age of Shiny.
Drifter – which also serves as a bench for watching the film – is made of concrete and a car shock absorber, Residuals / Age of Shiny are the residues – or mutant sisters – of the creation process of Cementa and Toyota and Biofoul consists of a stack of vegetable crates filled with apples for the audience. What unifies all these sculptures is that their material was found on site – an artificial stretch of land built out of rubble and contaminated waste in Malmö harbor.
The two sisters remind us of carved figureheads used as guardian spirits at the prow of old sailing ship, but their positioning on the waterfront seemingly also mocks the romanticism of the little mermaid – the famous tourist attraction positioned on the other side of the Oresund in Copenhagen.
Toyota and Cementa are the last in a line of Matti Sumaris humoristic-melancholic quest to come to terms with a mankind which is constantly alienating itself more and more from its surroundings and leaving behind nothing but waste.
In past exhibitions such as(The Logic of) Instruments For Cycles Through A Hunter-Gatherer-Gardener Matti Sumari applied a techno-archaic logic to build out of discarded bicycles found in Umea-river a mobile quick composter to compost organic garbage and grow on it flax for oil and mattresses, he reuses now with Cementa and Toyota the debris of the industrial landscape to imagine a futuristic trash-animism, both times applying premodern mindsets to the man-made and controlled environment of today.
Organized by Johannes Braun
Cementa & Toyota – A Fable of Two Sisters, 2016. HD video, 08.51min. Drifter, plaster, 2017. plastic shock absorber, wood
Biofoul, 2017. plastic, apples from Mellersta Hamnen
Residuals / Age of Shiny, 2016-2017. concrete, plastic, brass, stone
Born 1987 in Helsinki, Finland
Lives and works in Malmö, Sweden
Artist and coordinator at the artist-run exhibition space Alta Art Space in Malmö, Sweden
FRI 17.11 – SAT 16.12 // OPENING: FRI, 17.11, 7 – 10 PM
ACUD GALLERY // EXHIBITION
MATTI SUMARI – CEMENTA & TOYOTA
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Fri 24.11 21:00 // CONCERT // ACUD CLUB
DOG DAYS: CICCONE // A.D. MANA // NONE // BORDER MENACE
Dog Days collective present a night of darker electronics, post-punk and coldwave tinged synth sounds from various live acts and DJs.
CICCONE [Shoegaze, Experimental, Techno / ES]
A.D. MANA [Coldwave, Synth Pop, Post-Punk / UK]
NONE [Coldwave, Darkwave, Postpunk / GER]
BORDER MENACE [Experimental, Noise, Electronic / AU]
POLO ESPORTE [BRA]
… is the personal project of Diego Delgado; a graphic designer and videographer based in Berlin. Accompanied by 16mm video projections, the live project is a semi-improvised journey through his musical influences, touching on ambient, noise, shoegaze , motorik rhythms and experimental techno.
… channels songs of desire, futurism and understated emotion. His music utilizes visceral pulsing rhythm boxes laced with icy guitar tones, mutated synths, field recordings and sparse abstracted lyrics. The Sally Dige directed video for ‘Take Hold’, was followed by the release of his debut EP through Sentimental Records. He is soon to release a full length LP produced with Alex Akers of FORCES.
… is the solo project of Anna Nin, started in early 2017. The first official album‚ ‘Vacuum’ was released by Black Verb Records in June, followed by ‘Feather’ through the UK based label Death of a Factor, both on cassette. Anna has also self-released various material. “Frightening and cold. With resounding vocals and majestic synths…]‘‘ (repartiseraren.se)
… is Alex Lee of Melbourne (Repairs, Subterranean Rain, Heavy Birthday), currently based in Berlin. Border Menace can be described as a deadly slow mope along a polluted red horizon line, palpable discontent at the impending digital surveillance age apocalypse beckoning just beneath. First EP was released in early 2016 and a second EP is out now on Australian DIY label Chemical Imbalance.
FR 24.11 // 21H // 5€
ACUD CLUB // CONCERT
CICCONE // A.D. MANA // NONE // BORDER MENACE
a night of darker electronics, post-punk and coldwave tinged synth sounds
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Sat 25.11 22:00 // CLUB NIGHT // ACUD CLUB
PÁNICA: SOMATIC RESPONSES // HYDRONE // VERHALTEN
UK’s darkside techno industrial legends Somatic Responses will be the headliners of our next Pánica event. Creating complex, distorted techno since the mid 90s. Unlike the break-heavy, jungle sounds of their contemporaries, Somatic Responses have remained more experimental, sounding closer to the acid-laced Braindance outcrop of artists such as Autechre and Aphex Twin. Alongside them, two likewise spectacular guests from Greece and US, hyDrone (HANDS label) & Verhalten (Modern Tapes)
SOMATIC RESPONSES [Hymen Records, Drop Bass Network, Praxis Records]
HYDRONE [HANDS, Sealt Label, Fich-Art]
VERHALTEN [US, Modern Tapes]
The brothers John and Paul Healy, collectively known throughout the world as Somatic Responses, are still native residents of a small industrial mining community snugly located in the southwest region of Wales. Somatic Responses are into complex dislocated & broken beats, distorted intelligent constructions, fascinating sonic structures, force and sweetness intertwined. Veterans of the Breakcore scene, Paul and John Healy have been creating complex, distorted techno since the mid 90s. Unlike the break-heavy, jungle sounds of their contemporaries, Somatic Responses have remained more experimental, sounding closer to the acid-laced Braindance outcrop of artists such as Autechre and Aphex Twin. // More Info
… project (born in 2008) created by Panos K from Athens / Greece, who is living in Berlin/Germany. This project is moving between dark ambient combined with industrialized drones and experimental music using sounds that are created and executed by hyDrone mostly on hardware equipment . His first album ” Material ” released in 2010 on the legendary Fich – Art record label was immediately received very well both by audience and critics . In 2011 hyDrone releases his second album ” Confusion ” on Le Petit Machiniste record Label . At the same year a Self Titled E.p is also released again on Le Petit Machiniste record Label . In 2012 the first hyDrone 7″ vinyl was born titled ” regeneration ” at the russian label SEALT . It was printed on a clear vinyl , housed in a unique wooden gear case with laser engravings at a limited cutting number of 80 copies . In 2013 he signed with HANDS Label. Discogs – Label
This is a new project from Unurs Patrick Scott. While UNUR focuses more on stories of broken selves and melodic coldwave, Verhalten finds its noir-ish minimalism in radio static and rhythm. Industrial, noise and muted dark techno all make their presence known. // Discogs
… refers to the Panic Movement, a collective formed by Alejandro Jodorowsky and his fellows, Roland Topor and Fernando Arrabal. Their ambition was to critique the pure reason, going insane, facing the audiences passivity, attacking them with a barrage of radical, iconoclastic, rhythmic stimuli, to show another perspective is still possible. Pánica has the aim to convert years of experience in a new open-minded entity.
SA 25.11 // 22H // 13-15€
ACUD CLUB // CLUB NIGHT
SOMATIC RESPONSES // HYDRONE // VERHALTEN
complex, distorted techno by the UK darkside techno industrial legends
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