PAST EVENTS  (MAY - AUGUST 2015)

 

EVENT #01: CURATOR'S NETWORK DINNER  

TUESDAY, 12th MAY  // 1700 - 2100 // AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL

DIRECTORS, CURATORS, MANAGERS FROM ACROSS THE SWISS CONTEMPORARY SCENE  

Introducing the incoming curator, Shazeb Arif S., to the curators in Basel along with a presentation of Shazeb's past projects and proposed festival in Basel
What? Indo-Swiss Dinner, Welcome drink & Presentation by incoming curator, Performance by Thami Majela 

 

EVENT #02: BLACKOUTBASEL WITH GODGAMUT LIVE  

SUNDAY, 31st MAY  // 2230 - 2330 // NUOVO CINEMA AQUILA AT LPM, ROME

SACHIN PILLAI & SHAZEB ARIF S.   

The first appearance of #BlackoutBasel outside Switzerland with a Live Cinema performance by India's first visual band, Godgamut at the premiere meeting point for live video artists in the world. In the performance, Godgamut produced a live film titled, Melt, to the background score of Boneringing by Jamblu (India).
What? Live Cinema Performance by Sachin Pillai and Shazeb Arif S. (Godgamut, India) 

 

EVENT #03: THRILLR  

MONDAY, 1ST JUNE  // 2000 - 2100 // ATELIER 301, KASERNE

SHAZEB ARIF S. & SWISS PARTNERS AND TEAM   

After 2 long meetings with all #BlackoutBasel partners, an unwinding after party unleashed with a Dance Karaoke set to the craziest Bollywood dance moves
What? Social Experiment with Dance Karaoke

 

EVENT #04: XMPRMNTL INDIA  

THURSDAY, 11th JUNE  // 1800 - 2100 // AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL​

EXPERIMENTAL INDIAN ART PROJECTS AND FILMS   

Screening of India's prime experimental documentary festival (The Carnival of e-Creativity presented by The Academy of Electronic Arts)
Screening: Identity Songs of War by Ashhar Farooqui (India)
Screening: Dudro by Dhanya Pilo and Parimal Phadke (India) and Music by Lionel Dentan (CH)
Live demonstration of video feedback by Sachin Pillai (India)

What? Screening and Workshop 

 

EVENT #05: SUNDAY SIESTA SLACK  

SUNDAY, 14th JUNE  // 1700 - 2000 // AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL

EXPERIMENTAL INDIAN MUSIC AND MUSIC THERAPY   

An easy-going gathering / get together to share everything that is indulgent from sunny cocktails, your own youtube playlists, original board games and indie music videos from India. Alongside, to relieve you from all the indulgence, we will also have therapy with experimental relaxation techniques, binaural beats (sound therapy) and group massages! 

What? Indulgence and Therapy 

 

EVENT #06: CURATOR'S OPEN STUDIO (ART BASEL 2015)  

THURSDAY, 18th JUNE  // 1700 - 2000 // ATELIER MONDIAL (DREISPITZ, BASEL)​

SHAZEB ARIF S. AND WORKS BY SOUMITRA BHAT, SEAN ROH, KDK, YOO MOK YON   

Imaginations of a new experimental community that will build an urban experiential festival in September 2015. At the #BlackoutBasel Open Studio, you can access the vision, plans and possibilities of the festival and add to it as an artist, curator or even an appreciator. Also featuring, what happens when a computer uses humans as its instruments (a performative installation), a piece from the globally traveling exhibition in briefcases - the show must goes on, and so on!
What? Open Studio + Live participatory installation

 

EVENT #07: INDIAN XPRMNTL FILMS PREMIERE  - SWISS PREMIERES (ART BASEL 2015)  

FRIDAY, 19th JUNE  // 1800 - 2100 // ATELIERHAUS KLINGENTAL​

KARAN GOUR, VIPIN VIJAY   

The Indian film industry is well known globally but more as one of the biggest producers and markets of feature films. But how are independent film makers approaching making feature length films and what does it mean to remain in control of your expression without any big studio at your back.
What? Switzerland Premieres of two award-winning feature length films - Kshay by Karan Gour and Chitrasutram (The Image Threads) by Vipin Vijay 

 

EVENT #08: BLACKOUTBASEL V/S REAL NETWORKS (ART BASEL 2015)  

SATURDAY, 20th JUNE  // 2130 - 2330 // AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL​​

REAL NETWORKS FEAT. MAHADEV COMETO, DA SAZ, POL, MARGARITA DITA AND SHAZEB ARIF S.    

First chapter of an unique Indo-Swiss Arts Collective - Real Networks. Live concert with experimental sound, dance and live cinema ensemble featuring Da Saz, POL, Mahadev Cometo, Margarita Kennedy and Shazeb Arif S.
What? Cross-disciplinary experimental performance

 

EVENT #09: XPRMNTL PROJECTS AND RESIDENCIES IN INDIA 

SATURDAY, 27th JUNE  // 1800 - 2030 // AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL​

VARIOUS PROJECTS FROM INDIA  

India is brimming with new festivals, projects and creative community events with many possibilities for artists, curators and enthusiasts. Here is your chance to know about some of these projects and maybe become a part of them in India!

What? Presentations of active experimental projects in India
 

INTERVENTION A: PATRIOTIC DADAIST POETRY AND SIGNALS (LIVE FROM NEW DELHI, INDIA) 

SUNDAY, 12 JULY 2015 // AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL  

HEMANT SREEKUMAR, BHAGWATI PRASAD AND VINNY BHAGAT (LIVEROOM, NEW DELHI)  

A hidden live sound installation streaming audio (looking into the Rhine) from a performance by Hemant Sreekumar and Bhagwati Prasad from Live Room, an Online Concert Series, produced by Vinny Bhagat from Shivnakaun Studios in New Delhi, India. 

 

EVENT #10: BLACKBOXX V/S BLACKOUTBASEL  

THURSDAY - SUNDAY, 13 - 16th AUGUST  // BLACKBOXX 

THEO KONING, BUNTU FIHLA AND VARIOUS ARTISTS  

Giving Blackboxx a new identity with Buntu Fihla, Artist-in-Residence from South Africa  

Remote Controlled Car Races and Obstacle Course Championship with our refugee guests from all over the world 

Big Momma's Buffet - bring what your big momma made with her portrait andthe original recipe 

What? Intervention at Blackboxx - a refugee solidarity project at the border of Switzerland and Germany