Darkness Bright

Sat 02.02.
Sat 02.02.
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Performance Double Bill


Following the video conversation with Alejandro Jodorowsky, this exclusive double-bill of sci-fi tinged performances takes you further into and beyond the confines of the Jodoverse.
The energies of the Dark Incal is probably what drives the audiovisual live set by the acclaimed duo Demdike Stare who are appropriating Jodorowsky and Moebius imagery especially for this night. Get ready for a time and space-defying descent into the netherworld that is Demdike Stare’s multilayered approach to music and film history, seemingly fueled by some obscure cosmic drug.
The second performance adopts the more utopian spirit of The Bright Incal as the New York duo Gatekeeper takes us on an otherworldly tour through their fictive ecosystem Exo, a music and game environment that the authors describe as an exercise in “Pineal activation. IMAX phantasy. Drippy acid ecosystems. HD....everything.” Further described by Pitchfork reviewer Nick Neyland as an attempt to “accelerate the nostalgia cycle by retro-frying the present,” the Exo album deconstructs IDM and post-industrial Acid and is accompanied by a 3-D gaming environment by Tabor Robak, used here to create an alien exoplanetary experience in HD sound and vision.


In collaboration with CTM Festival

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