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    MATTI SUMARI - CEMENTA & TOYOTA

    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
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
    Matti Sumari
    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
     
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    FRI 17.11 – SAT 16.12 // OPENING: FRI, 17.11, 7 – 10 PM
    ACUD GALLERY // EXHIBITION
    MATTI SUMARI – CEMENTA & TOYOTA
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    AIWA - ARABIC HIP-HOP AND BEYOND

    Fri 01.12 22:00 // CLUB NIGHT // ACUD CLUB
    AIWA – ARABIC HIP-HOP AND BEYOND

    AIWA is a project/event series aiming to be a bridge between the arab world and outside the arab world, connecting people through hip-hop and beyond.
     
    This event is supported by Musicboard Berlin
     
    LINE-UP
     
    SHADIA MANSOUR
    YUKKA SHAHIN
    THAT FUCKING SARA
    ETHNIQUE PUNCH
    STORMTRAP ASIFEH
    OKYDOKY & SEMNOV
    SHINS-K
    LA MANCHEGA VJ
     
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    ABOUT
     
    SHADIA MANSOUR
    … also known as “the first lady of Arabic hip hop” is a British Palestinian singer and MC who sings and raps in Arabic and English. Much of her music focuses on Middle East politics. // FB
     
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    YUKKA SHAHIN
    … is an Egyptian Hip Hop artist, feminist and raptivist from Alexandria, Egypt. Yukka began rapping in 2010, with lyrics focused mainly on her personal life. After the Arab spring, her lyrics turned political, highlighting the role of women in society and advocating for women’s rights.
     

     
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    THAT FUCKING SARA
    True school Hip-Hop dj, vinyl junkie, and an hip-hop educator. // FB
     
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    ETHNIQUE PUNCH
    … is an independent producer and MC from Anatolia. Eastern samples, dirty drums, synths and fragmented dialogs are his musical trademarks. Combined with metaphorical lyrics, his deep voice flows over the beat like an eloquent Turkish mantra.
     

     
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    STORMTRAP ASIFEH
    … is a music producer/MC from Palestine. Experimenting with old samples, instruments, and field recordings, and combining all that with hip hop beats. His lyrics deal with different themes inspired mainly by his personal experiences in Palestine. Stormtrap played a fundemental role in forming the band Ramallah Underground, with which he has performed worldwide.
     

     
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    OKYDOKY & SEMNOV
    Electronic music producer OkyDoky from Lebanon and mc Semnov present their new collaboration ‘Al Mareekh’ (Mars) live.
     

     
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    SHINS-K
    … is an electronic music producer and DJ from Japan, Based in Berlin since 2008. One of the curators of AIWA.
     

     
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    LA MANCHEGA VJ // Homepage
     
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    FR 1.12 // 22H // 5€
    ACUD CLUB // CLUB NIGHT
    AIWA:
    SHADIA MANSOUR // YUKKA SHAHIN // THAT FUCKING SARA // ETHNIQUE PUNCH // STORMTRAP ASIFEH // OKYDOKY & SEMNOV // SHINS-K // LA MANCHEGA VJ
    arabic hip-hop and beyond
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    SUBURBS OF UTOPIA

    Sat 02.12 20:00 // CONCERT, PERFORMANCE, SCREENING // ACUD STUDIO
    SUBURBS OF UTOPIA

    Suburbs of Utopia is a gathering beyond the constraints of the Now: music, performance & movies, curated by INRA. Think & Dance!
     
    LINE-UP
     
    Music
    CERA KHIN DJ SET [LazyTapes, DJ]
    UCC HARLO [live]
    INRA [Pinkbox Teleport, live]
     
    Movies & Audiovisual 
    ROBERT SIEG [Essay movie “Things go wrong very slowly…”] 
    WIZARD ASHDOD [FULL BODY Massage Records]
     
    Performance
    AUTO [Pia Achternkamp & Judith S. Förster]
     
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    ABOUT
     
    They took advantage of their feelings/ They rubbed their skin until their skin dissolved/ And fell on the floor as tales of nostalgia/ But the future is a better guide/ To the present than the past/ So they developed counter algorithms/To build and island called/ Suburbs of Utopia/ There will be free chocolate with caramel sea salt/Free health care and a thousand sexes/A universal basic income/And art that does not/ Refer to the familiar/ But to the New [INRA].
     
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    ARTISTS
     
    CERA KHIN

    … is a cutting edge Dj from Berlin via Tunis who plays whatever the fuck she wants. Bored of mindless club attitude and inspired by all kinds of Experimental sounds, Ambient bangers, Electro and Rave music, she makes people dance all over the world, hosts a monthly show at Noods Radio and recently launched the experimental label Lazy Tapes, a perfect sensory assault for those who like to drift, starting with the tape Guided Meditation on which she collaborated with Bristols future dub fellow Ossia. 
     

     
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    UCC HARLO
    … proposes sonic reconciliations between the old and the new and contemplates contemporary relationships to the natural world. A classically trained viola player and singer, many of her ‘ecclesiastical-wave’ sound projects use samples of her own performances of medieval, Renaissance, and baroque music as their starting point. Others begin from scratch and channel influences as disparate as new-age, left-field house, American minimalism, and early vocal polyphony. All dance around the venn diagram between eco-grief and wonder.
     

     
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    AUTO
    … is an interdisciplinary duo (Judith S. Förster, Pia Achternkamp) presenting their latest piece “THE TIME IT TAKES TO MELT (MY HEART) a concert like performance about climate change. It is embarrassing.
     
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    WIZARD ASHDOD
    … is Berlin based musician who is responsible for the most radical outcomes of his self proclaimed genre Romantic Drone Raga. He will perform an exclusive audiovisual show. 
     

     
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    ROBERT SIEG
    … is a Berlin based film director and a hypercritical mind. He recently won the Meisterschüler-Award of G2 Kunsthalle Leipzig for his essay movie Der unsichtbare Teich. One of his is the question, why the future stopped to exist. He will screen his recent essay movie Things go wrong very slowly until they go very wrong very fast. It´s a critical reflection on the methods of production of the 21 century subject on biochemical, physical and aesthetic levels. // Homepage
     
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    INRA
    … is a duo project by Adam Ben Nun and Philipp Rhensius: With a just intonation guitar, drums, field recordings and poetry to conjure a viscous yet danceable, meditative yet nervous sound. Drawing from clubmusic, free improvisation, drone, dub and sonic futurism they exhale an alienated ontology, haunted by the presence of the real and memories of the future. In May 2017 they contributed the soundtrack for the performance Transcultural Protocol by Admire Kamudzengere & Rachel Monosov that was shown at the Zimbabwe Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale 2017. // Homepage
     

     
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    Artwork: MARAT BELTSER
     
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    SA 2.12 // 20H // 8€
    ACUD STUDIO // CONCERTS + PERFORMANCES + SCREENINGS
    SUBURBS OF UTOPIA:
    CERA KHIN // UCC HARLO // INRA // ROBERT SIEG // WIZARD ASHDOD // AUTO

    a gathering beyond the constraints of the now: music, performance & movies, curated by inra. think & dance!
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    NEOFAKT: ANDRÉ UHL ALBUM RELEASE

    Sat 02.12 21:00 // PERFORMANCE, RELEASE // ACUD CLUB
    NEOFAKT: ANDRÉ UHL ALBUM RELEASE

    Awake at an undefined hour. Floating between the realm of dreams and open awareness. Accept it — you’re a headspace passenger. Talking to a machine is a thrill for a moment or two. You want to go out, need to get lost. It’s still yet all under the surface … but you know it’s going to happen, eventually. What you need to do is: return to the same old place. What you think is: I hope the roof flies off, and I get sucked up into space.
     
    LINE-UP
     
    LUCY RAILTON
    [live]
    ANDRÉ UHL [live]
    DJ VODKA
    BLACKBLACKGOLD

     
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    LUCY RAILTON
    … makes cello based music and performs it live, often as a way to push the extreme and sonic potential of her instrument. She trained at London’s Royal Academy of Music and for the last 12 year has been performing and making experimental works for record, live and film, presented for example at Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, House of Electronic Arts in Basel, or the James Cohen Gallery in New York. Her current collaboration with Peter Zinovieff has performed at the electronic music festivals Atonal, Rewire, Norberg and ZKM.
     

     
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    ANDRÉ UHL
    … is a musician and futurist born in Essen and based in Berlin. André merges noise and synthesizer lines converging them into dark, driving and cinematic pieces of music. His productions combine detailed and spatial audio design with simple, yet haunting melodies. André holds a master’s degree in futures research, a fact that reflects in his compositions and leaves traces in his sound: tales of the hazy past and the twilight of the future. His strong live performances have seen him play at Volksbühne Berlin, Supynes Festival in Lithuania and Les Digitales in Switzerland. His collaboration with video artist Jem the Misfit, the Creatures live AV show, was selected for the Mapping Festival in Geneva. André’s debut album “I hope the roof flies off, and I get sucked up into space.”, released on November 17th on Neofakt, is accompanied by a booklet of 13 short stories, each by a different writer.
     

     
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    DJ VODKA
     

     
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    BLACKBLACKGOLD
     

     
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    SA 2.12 // 21H // 10€
    ACUD CLUB // PERFORMANCE
    NEOFAKT: ANDRÉ UHL ALBUM RELEASE
    W/ LUCY RAILTON // ANDRÉ UHL // DJ VODKA // BLACKBLACKGOLD

    new cinematic music by the berlin based synth noise futurist
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