Hit List // Berlin Art Link’s Must-See Picks for CTM 2016

Article by Ruth Amelung in Berlin // Friday, Jan. 29, 2016.

Berlin Art Link presents our top picks for this year’s 17th edition of CTM Festival, themed ‘New Geographies’. Check out the list below for our recommendations from now until February 7th! For more info on all the festival events, check the CTM webpage below.

Berlin Art Link Top Picks for CTM 2016

CTM 2016: New Geographies // Credit: CTM

MusicMakers Hacklab Opening // January 29
Kunstquartier Projektraum
Mariannenplatz 2 10997 Berlin; 7pm.

Hacklab: January 29 – February 5, 2015
Hosted by Peter Kirn (Create Digital Music) and Ewa Justka (Musician and Noise Artist), Performance by OMMA, a DJ project from Moscow by Olga Maksimova.

In its third edition within CTM, with special performances by the hosts and the artist. The weeklong open and collaborative laboratory imagines the future of sound and music performances. The theme is an ‘ethnomusicology for machines’.

Berlin Art link Hitlist CTM 2016

Vincent Moon: Rituals, 2016, Performance and video // Credit: Vincent Moon, CTM 2016

Rituals – Installation Opening (World Premier) // January 30
Hallesches Ufer 32 10963 Berlin

Vincent Moon – Rituals February 1 – 7, daily 15-22:00

The independent filmmaker uses his own travels to explore global music-making practices, ranging from electronic experiments to Ayahuasca rituals in Peru, trance in Brazil to Sufism in Ethiopia. This year he will show a multi-screen film installation showing timeworn trance rituals and the transition into modern life.

Directly following the installation opening, Vincent Moon will also do a lecture performance about his work, “Híbridos”, at the nearby HAU1 as part of the CTM opening concert.

CTM opening concert at HAU1 7pm with Vincent Moon, Rabih Beaini, Sofia Jernberg, Rully Shabara, Sam Shalabi, Daniele De Santis, Liz Albee, Mazen Kerbaj, Tommaso Cappellato, Sharif Sehnaoui.

Network Speed Dating // February 4
Kunstquartier Projektraum
Mariannenplatz 2 10997 Berlin; 4-6pm.
Tickets / Registration required

This is a great opportunity for visual artists, performers, musicians, sound art producers and designers to meet and present their work to organisations and partners leading diverse European network initiatives, SHAPE, SoCCoS, and ENCAC, as well as the international ICAS network. Participation is based on pre-submitting a short application form and artists are advised to bring their own work and samples on personal devices.

female:pressure: Music & Awareness for the Rojava Revolution // February 6
Kunstquartier Studio 1
Mariannenplatz 2 10997 Berlin; 1:30pm
Tickets 4 € / 8 € day pass (at the door)

Presentation by the female:pressure network with Hevî, İpek Ipekcioglu, Sky Deep, Antye Greie-Ripatti and Annie Goh.

This anarchistic, open grass-root organisation has been going since 1998 and today it is an international network of over 1,600 female artists from 66 countries working in the broader fields of electronic music and arts. The organisation welcomes all for an event oriented around its latest campaign, “Music, Awareness & Solidarity for #Rojava”.

The speakers, mostly drawing from personal experiences will discuss the role of music and art in areas of struggle and unrest, such as Rojava.


Exhibitions and live events: Jan. 29 – Feb. 07, 2016
Multiple Locations with some ticketed events

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