Friday, November 15
Datacide, Darkmatter Soundsystem and Immaterial Tech present
Datacide #13 Release Party
Magazine for Noise and Politics
WMX b2b Nemeton
The Lexington Bar
129 East 3rd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
9pm-2am / 21+ / $5 all night
datacide-magazine.com / praxis.c8.com
Void Tactical Media / So Simple Sound / Techno Belligerent
Sunday, November 17
The Public School Los Angeles and the Anti-Authoritarian Marxist Network present
Talks on Electronic Music Countercultures; Sonic Fiction and Geographic Information Systems
Lauren (DJ Nemeton) – Raves and Riots: Networked Counter-cultural Strategies – An Introduction to Datacide
Datacide, the magazine for noise and politics, has appeared in irregular intervals since 1997, first in London, then Basel, and is now headquartered in Berlin with a presence in Los Angeles. Datacide appears as a print magazine, and the crew has organized lectures and conferences on issues of subversion and the culture industry, as well as underground parties in Berlin. Datacide is not particularly concerned with aesthetics, and instead focuses upon an emancipatory critique of late capitalist society and the exploration of the multitude of internationalist antagonistic counter-cultural practices.
Sean Nye – Sonic Fiction: The Musical Case of Philip K. Dick’s Martian Time Slip
Music and sound recording play central roles in the science fiction of Philip K. Dick. Dick’s experiences as a radio and music store clerk during his youth, as well as his lifelong practices as an LP-collector and audiophile, are reflected throughout his major novels. This paper traces the ways in which Dick engages music and sound by analyzing his classic novel from 1964, “Martian Time-Slip.” My talk will explore how Dick’s references to composers, musical instruments, and audio technology in “Martian Time-Slip” demonstrates a careful consideration of the social and political role of music and sound during the Cold War. It will also show how Dick’s science fiction literary technique was able to offer narratives that address music and audio technology in striking ways. Thus, we will see that Dick’s role in modern music is not limited to the extraordinary influences he has had on musical subcultures and popular culture since the 1960s. His own writings are influenced by, and indeed saturated with, music – and noise.
Split Horizon – Salt Marsh to State: (un)Divided Space
Maps are synonymous with how we see the world, both mentally and as media. Cartography attempts to organize the infinite information of our physical existence, creating areas and structures that we can contemplate and discuss. This practice defines space, and as a consequence divides space with tremendous consequences politically, commercially, and ecologically. This talk will contrast several different ways we have ordered our apprehension of geography. A main point will be that these processes of map creation are always subjective and encode specific motivations and outcomes, particularly in the disconnect between virtual ownership boundaries and ecological structures. The talk with conclude with several suggestions for engagement in this contested media as well as action beyond mediation.
Start time: 4pm
The talks will be followed by Q & A.
The print edition of datacide #13 is released on October 12 in Berlin and November 15/17 in LA.
The Public School Los Angeles
951 Chung King Road
Los Angeles, CA 90012
datacide-magazine.com / praxis.c8.com / thepublicschool.org
check out the table of contents of Datacide 13:
datacide #13 is now available for purchase in the U.S. at the LA release events or online: https://darkmattersoundsystem.bandcamp.com/merch/datacide-13
DATACIDE – MAGAZINE FOR NOISE AND POLITICS
WE CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF DATACIDE 13 WITH A 2 FLOOR PARTY OF CONCRETE BREAKCORE HARDCORE DRUM&BASS EXPERIMENTAL NOISE + CONFERENCE
TALKS & DISCUSSIONS:
Introduction to the thirteenth print edition of datacide – the magazine for noise & politics
JASON SKEET (UK)
“In search of the constructivist moment: from Russian Futurism to South London Speedcore (via 1975)”
“It’s not freedom that I want but a way out!” So proclaimed the ape in
Kafka’s short story ‘A Report to the Academy’. This talk takes this ape’s
proclamation as a reference point for the construction of a map that could
be used to locate potential points of escape. The first part of this talk
identifies what exactly it is that we may be seeking to escape from. We
will then embark on an exploration of a series of problems, some of which
may involve us asking: what is the meaning of Mayakovsky’s “our”? what is
a sonic community? and how exactly did the world change in 1975?
Jason Skeet is currently completing a book about contemporary poetry. In
the last years of the previous century he was involved in the Association
of Autonomous Astronauts (AAA) and this talk may, or may not, build on a
certain number of exit strategies previously put forward by the AAA.
DAVID CECIL (UGANDA)
“Confessions of an Accidental Activist – Sexual politics and homophobia in Uganda”
David Cecil’s contribution to this issue of Datacide looks at the politics
of sexuality in Uganda from a very subjective angle. The author found
himself in the media spotlight in 2012/13 after he produced a comedy drama
in Kampala (Uganda) which was mistakenly portrayed as a piece of ‘gay
activism’. The US evangelist movement, international rights activists and
the mainstream media have all contributed in different ways to misleading
perceptions of sexuality in Uganda. Meanwhile, more substantial and
complex factors of post-colonial socio-economic transformation have been
(deliberately?) overlooked, along with the actual experience of daily life
for LGBTI people in Uganda. The author will give a brief presentation
focusing on the politics of identity in Uganda, and looks forward to a
discussion on international sexual politics.
MARK HARRISON (SPIRAL TRIBE)
“A Darker Electricity – a co-founder talks about the history of Spiral Tribe”
Mark will be talking about his personal experience with the Spiral Tribe
sound system and how that experience revealed the establishment’s
invention of plausible narratives to define territories and control them –
whether those territories be physical, social, intellectual, artistic or
HEINRICH AT HART (POSITION CHROME/D)
LES TROLLS (TROLLS SOUND/FR)
ELECTRIC KETTLE (PRAXIS/D)
H-KON (CLASH OF THE TITANS)
EL GUSANO ROJO (HIJOS DE PUTA/D)
JEAN BACH (DHYANA RECORDS/D)
TZII (NIGHT ON EARTH/B)
HETZER (CLASH OF THE TITANS)
YANN KELLER (D)
ZOMBIEFLESHEATER (KRITIK AM LEBEN/D)
BEROLINASTRASSE 7 10178 BERLIN MITTE
U-BAHNHOF SCHILLINGSTRASSE (U5)
HINTER KINO INTERNATIONAL / RATHAUS MITTE
BEHIND KINO INTERNATIONAL / RATHAUS MITTE
BREAKCORE HARDCORE EXPERIMENTAL NOISE INDUSTRIAL
NO RACISM, NO SEXISM, NO NATIONALISM
SPREAD THE INFO AND INVITE YOUR FRIENDS!
FROM 9pm: 5 euro until midnight, 8 euro after.
The new issue of Datacide will be available!
PRAXIS PRESENTS DATACIDE FUNDRAISER AND RECORD RELEASE OF PRAXIS 51 -THE FUTURE IS CANCELLED 12″
NOIZE CREATOR [suburban trash, praxis]
CHRISTOPH DE BABALON [cross fade enter tainment]
BRANDON SPIVEY & RICHIE ANDERSON [aka a’simetric, agro, wah wah]
DISCIPLES OF BELIAL [praxis]
H-KON [clash of the titans]
ZOMBIEFLESHEATER [kritik am leben]
PASTEE [clash of the titans]
LoboVideoTomy by SANSCULOTTE & DIGITAL VANDAL (Fr)
BREAKCORE HARDCORE EXPERIMENTAL ACID JUNGLE
NO RACISM, NO SEXISM, NO NATIONALISM
Friday, 14 October 2011
Presented Datacide and Cagliostro
Film: “Un Tigre de Papel” (Dir. Luis Ospina, Colombia 2007, spanish with english subtitles).
Starts 22h introduced by R.C. (Datacide)
Pedro Manrique Figueroa, pioneer of collage in Colombia, has never had a biographer. For a very simple reason: his life’s like an adventure novel that is both incomplete and contradictory. It’s just based on fragmented reminiscences and anectodes passed on by word of mouth. Taking Manrique Figueroa’s life as a pretext, this film takes the viewer on a journey through history from the year 1934 up until 1981, when the artist mysteriously dissappeared from view. “A Paper Tiger” is itself a collage, where art and politics rub shoulders, where truth and lies are placed side by side, where documentary and fiction intermingle.
Tato: (Live) – Italy
Base Force One: (Live)
starts at midnight
Hard dubstep to noisy breakcore, experimental broken beats to hardcore drum’n’bass
Record: Last but not least we celebrate the new release on Praxis “Anonymous Series Volume Two” 12″: Dance time is here folks, the artistic ballet of fucking it up and shaking the old world to the ground!
Datacide Magazine: All proceeds of the party will go towards the printing costs of the next issue of datacide – magazine for noise & politics
in the space of Subversiv e.V., Brunnenstrasse 7.
no sexism, no racism, no nationalism
We will be at the Linke Buchtage this weekend presenting the latest issue of datacide.
You can find us at the stall of ça ira Verlag!
The bookfair is taking place at Mehringhof, Gneisenaustr. 2a, 10961 Berlin – closest public transport is Mehringdamm.
Opening times are Fri 17-22, Sat 11-22, Sun 11-17
See you there!