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