Saturday, February 22, 2020

Launching a new international collaboration, artistic and curatorial teams from Berlin, Bradford and London will take over a cavernous industrial space in the port of Kaliningrad. Combining educational programmes and exchange by day with a dense electronic night programme, SPACE.ZERO will be an environment for artistic development and immersive musical experience.

Starting in the afternoon, local and regional talent will take in a workshop and discussion programme:

  • Panel discussion on UK/European/Baltic collaboration and opportunities with FUSE (Bradford), journalist/artist Peter Kirn (Berlin), co-curator Iti Teder (Tallinn), and Danil Akmov (NCCA-Kaliningrad)
  • Artist encounters across media, including choreography and concert music, featuring a conversation between visiting artists Ewa Justka (PL/UK) and Valentin Tszin (RU/DE), and Kaliningrad composer Alexandra Korableva and sound and visual artist Kipol
  • Beginner-friendly workshop for building radical electronic instruments with Ewa Justka
  • Introduction to Butoh dance with experimental choreographer Valentin Tszin
  • Introduction to making techno with free software, with Peter Kirn

By night, experience cutting edge sounds from Kaliningrad and across Europe including the UK, making a new bridge between emerging and undiscovered talent from Kaliningrad and adventurous international artists:

Kamikaze Space Programme [UK/DE]
PETER KIRN (live) * [US/DE]  / VALENTIN TSZIN (dance) [RU/DE]
GRST (hybrid) [UK] 
MLLFFN (live) [RU]
ukhao (live) [RU]
KIPOL (visuals) [RU]

Headliner Kamikaze Space Programme will return to Kaliningrad with his deep, brutal music and a resume that includes work on Luke Slater’s Mote Evolver, Osiris, Mord, Eotrax, and more, plus the likes of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop and appearances at venues like Berghain, Dommune and Berlin Atonal. Polish-native, Glasgow-based Ewa Justka’s violent live industrial set are made possible by her unique original engineering and handmade instruments. They will join new experimental dance performances and live music from the pairing of Valentin Tszin with Peter Kirn, plus live electro-acoustics from GRST.