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New Year’s Drinks 🥂 at De Helena

[Proost, Santé, Cheers!] On the 14th of January 2019 we will have a toast at De Helena! With installations by ReFunc, a performance by Jessica van Deursen, Monique van Deursen and  Sis Josip and music by Radio ñ. For the occasion, Stichting Ruimtevaart and billytown  will open their doors!

⇨ Organized by: 1646billytownDe BesturingFotomuseum Den HaagGemeentemuseum Den HaagGEMHaagse KunstkringHeden Kunst van NuHoogtijRoyal Academy of Art The Hague (KABK)Locatie ZMaakHavenNestParts ProjectQuartair Contemporary Art InitiativesStichting RuimtevaartSee LabSis Josip GalerieStroom Den HaagThe Grey Space in the MiddleWest.
⇨ Location: De Helena, Helena van Doeverenplantsoen, 2512 XW Den Haag

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💜💛 Rewire 2019 (Friday) | Free Fall Improvisers Orchestra

[radical sounds playing downstairs] ‘The 9th edition of Rewire festival upholds their tradition of presenting adventurous music; highlighting forward-thinking artists who push boundaries and rewire the idea of what music and performance can be today.’

On Friday March 29th Rewire and Studio Loos present a program in the basement featuring the #FreeFallImprovisersOrchestra. The Free Fall Improvisers Orchestra is a vibrating, multilayered, electro-acoustic orchestra of 15 musicians, composers and performers from all over Europe representing the international creative scene and wave of new music in The Hague.

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💜💛 Rewire 2019 (Saturday) | Puce Mary, Jesse Osborne Lanthier, Jason Sharp, Spinifex, Sébastien Robert 

[radical sounds playing downstairs] ‘The 9th edition of Rewire festival upholds their tradition of presenting adventurous music; highlighting forward-thinking artists who push boundaries and rewire the idea of what music and performance can be today.’

On Saturday March 30th Rewire presents a program in the basement featuring #JasonSharp, #PuceMary, #JesseOsborneLanthier, #Spinifex and #SébastienRobert.

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🐲✖️Noiserock Extravaganza | Fine China Superbone, Luca Torelli, Peal, The Domains, Polarized, The Howl Ensemble, DJ Wolfwhere✖️🐲

[soundsystems exploding] Fine China Superbone is back and presents their new release ‘Plaguey’. Even though they changed; their riffs, disharmony and complex and/or overly simple rhythms stayed the same. In collab with Submarine they arranged this night in the basement of The Grey Space. With #LucaTorelli, #TheDomains, #Polarized, #TheHowlEnsemble and #DJWolfwhere.

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➕➖Rinsed : Installed / Releasing Off Center 003➖➕

[hiding in the basement] “rinsed : installed” marks the third release on Off Center, featuring six pieces by James King. Rhythms hovering miles under the surface of the sea, bubbling up infrequently, speaking and singing in otherworldly tongues. 30 minutes of material on cassette and digital, first sold at the event.

With #JamesKing (Live) | #ValClipp (Live) |#NiUrban (DJ)

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💖 Divergent Convergence #1 | Tatsuru Arai, Yota Morimoto, Marianna Maruyama, Greta Desirèe Facchinato, Raquel Gálvez Sanchez, Cristiana Vignatelli Bruni, Luuk Smits, Dario Giustarini

[eclectic intermissions] Divergent Convergence aims to kickstart a series of intermittent eclectic expositions and interventions revolving around sound. As a first attempt they invited Tatsuru Arai. Divergent Convergence features experimental performances and installations representing the practice of The Hague-based artists Yota Morimoto, Marianna Maruyama, Greta Desirèe Facchinato + Raquel Gálvez Sanchez + Cristiana Vignatelli Bruni, Luuk Smits and Dario Giustarini. The project is made possible with the support of Stroom Den Haag.

After the event on the 14th of April the installations on the ground floor by Yota Morimoto + Luuk Smits and Dario Giustarini can be experienced on Saturday the 20th, Sunday the 21st and Friday the 26th of April between 13:00 – 17:00h.

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🌫 Ademruimte | Calmspaces 🌫

[in, and slowly out] A place to breathe in rest, contemplation and silence. #Calmspaces initiated a new project called Ademruimte (breathing space) developed in collaboration with artists, designers, health professionals, urbanists and architects. The aim is to design a prototype of a public space for rest, contemplation and silence; something that is missing in modern urban environments. Book a session to experience this environment, in which sensor technology, light and sound design allows you to interact with the space through breathing.

A project in collaboration with: Tena Lazarevic (architect) | Yota Morimoto (sound designer) | Beer van Geer (concept, light and interaction design)| Jacqueline de Klerk (Breathing Therapist) | Bin Yu (Science and Technology Support) | Niki Smit & Simon van der Linden – Monobanda (Concept Development) | Inès Péborde – Healing Places (Urbanist) | Danielle Roberts – Awareness Lab

The project is supported by The Creative Industries Fund NL.

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👄 Bartalk #15 | Face | Marsha Wichers, Yun Ingrid Lee, Maybelline, Jeisson Drenth 👄

[serving FACE] Bartalk is a multidisciplinary lecture-performance-storytelling series taking place in different bars in The Hague. 
Bartalk #15 explores various angles of the human face and the ways we read it, record it, analyse it, limit it, sculpt it, augment it, mimic it, hide it.

⇨ Featuring: Marsha Wichers (botox, face design, facial expression) | Yun Ingrid Lee (facial recognition, masking, camouflage) | Maybelline (make-up, drag) | Jeisson Drenth (DNA, mask, projection)


Index | HYPERFOCUS | James Shinra, Roel Funcken, Generate, Anni Nöps, Darien Brito, SYZYGY2K 🧠💥

[reconstructing the habitual] An evening where international artists and local talent take you on a journey through the depths of alternative electronic music. Dive into gritty futuristic cityscapes, where technology pushes the limits of musical and visual expression.

⇨ Artists: James Shinra | Roel FunckenGenerate | Anni Nöps | Darien Brito | SYZYGY2K | DJ Moosz | DJ Backspace

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Album release Eskina 💦

[refreshed] Eskina is a unique instrumental band lead by guitarist Merel van Hoek creating a refreshing sound fusing pop and neo-classical music. The hauntingly minimalistic songs and the special combination of instruments bring life to soundscapes reminiscent of music ranging from Philip Glass to Radiohead. They will release their new album The Grey Space.

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📂 An Odd Launch Event | Odd Publications 📂

[printing data] Join the official launch event of Odd Publications, a data-publishing house founded by Darien Brito and Jaap Smit. In this event they will share their philosophy and goals, showcase their first set of books, and give a sneak-preview of an upcoming project, in the form of an installation. In addition het the chance to win a very limited edition Twitter book; in fact the one and only of its kind.

19:30 Entry (+ free lottery)
20:00 Speech
20:15 ODD Publications official opening
20:30 Lottery result & Launch of the Twitter book
21:00 Drinks and music


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Sniester Festival ☣️🖤☣️ (Friday)

[overstimulated] Every year thousands of music aficionados, Dutch and from abroad, find their way to Sniester festival, attracted by the good vibes and energetic, international line-up. Sniester Festival is a beloved city music event that marks the start of the summer festival season for The Hague.

20.00 Banana Savannah
21.45  Dr. Jordan Institute
23.30 PAX the humanoid

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Sniester Festival ☣️🖤☣️ (Saturday)

[overstimulated] Every year thousands of music aficionados, Dutch and from abroad, find their way to Sniester festival, attracted by the good vibes and energetic, international line-up. Sniester Festival is a beloved city music event that marks the start of the summer festival season for The Hague.

20.30 Gian
22.15 Cry
23.30 Het Gezelschap
00.30 New York Night Train

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V00d00 GOLD x Submarine 🏝💣 | LA Jungle, Kulou, The Klittens

[surfy but rocky, dark but dreamy] Underground collective Submarine Den Haag and Dj duo V00d00 GOLD dive into the basement of The Grey Space for a night of nasty indie bands!

LA Jungle | Kūlóu | The Klittens | V00d00 GOLD

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⚪️ 〰️ ⚪️ The Crave Festival x Submarine x Subbacultcha | Animistic Beliefs, Harold, Sterk Water, Sébastien Robert ⚪️ 〰️ ⚪️

[craving a rave] The Grey Space will serve as the community centre and festival hub of The Crave Festival 2019, wristbands can be picked up here on Friday May 31st. In the evening The Crave Festival, Submarine and Subbacultcha present a basement club night. For the occasion we’ll open-up our outdoor terrace for the first time, join us!

Line-up: Animistic Beliefs | HaroldSterk Water | Sébastien Robert

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⚪️ 〰️ ⚪️ The Crave Festival | Uit het Gareel ⚪️ 〰️ ⚪️

[craving a rave] Uit Het Gareel is an art and music festival which gives local artists and musicians the opportunity to showcase their art. Through the platform they aim to create an open environment for local artists to excellerate in.

Artists: Danny Wolfers | Erwin VerkadeJulia Maximova | Julie de Ruijter | Iris LamSet
Music: Baba Jasper (Roti Babi) | Marco Duits | Grass Harp | Human nature dj | Mo Jakob.Siquiche |Doktoro DJ

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Flowers/Ghosts&Echoes, Arvind Ganga, Or Sobre Blau

A concert of electric guitar music drawing influence from the fringes of ambient music, indie and guitar noise. Flowers/Ghosts&Echoes is an audiovisual project that consists of improvising electric guitar duo Gonçalo Oliveira and James Alexandropoulos-McEwan and the performative live visuals of Felix Bodin. Arvind Ganga takes a physical approach to guitar playing, employing objects and extended techniques to explore new sonic possibilities. Or Sobre Blau is a duo consisting of Andreu G. Serra (Ubaldo, Odd Labu, Andreu G. Ubaldo ) and Kiran Leonard.

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DisOrders – Through the Looking Glass | Ensemble Modelo62, Petra Strahovnik

For four days in a row, in five different art spaces in The Hague, Ensemble Modelo62 will simultaneously present five pieces for solo/duo performers that combine music, sound, performance art, video and electronics to raise questions on an ever-present matter in our society: mental health. With five different pieces, Petra Strahovnik aims to bring out the struggle that lies in individuals afflicted with a mental condition (ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, and Depression).

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Border Sessions Festival | Lab: Contingent Cycle Courier | Yoshinari Nishiki, Lóránt Tavasszy

At Border Sessions over the course of four days you can explore an extensive programme with labs, summits, a festival night, movie screenings, and more.

In the ‘Contingent Cycle Courier’ Lab, participants will explore the probability of an ideal freight transport system by only harnessing people’s accidental carrying power on bicycles. Every participant of this lab becomes a Contingent Cycle Courier. More to that, this lab experiment might as well be accounted for as an art performance if a number of conditions are met. Intrigued? Grab your bike and meet us at the The Grey Space.

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Symposium: When you see me again, it won’t be me – Act 1

The Grey Space is proud to introduce itself for the first time after a large-scale renovation with the first act of its ‘symposium of doubt’, in which the aim is to not only share, but to also facilitate (social) revelation by stimulating the most powerful characteristic of mankind: imagination.

You are cordially invited to this first act which explores movements as an extensive area of human experience. Philosopher Charles S. Peirce said that doubt instigates a desire to know or learn something. When the doubt is stronger than that what you believe is true, curiosity is triggered. You start to consciously use the desire to know more to redefine that what you thought was true. To end with an adjusted perception. It might change the way we look at ourselves; When you see me again, it won’t be me.

The performative event will embrace artistic installations, a conversation, a food experience and a music program. Participants:
• Lyndsey Housden (artist | tutor Interactive/Media/Design and researcher at the Design Lectorate, KABK | artist-in-residence at The Grey Space)
• David Abbink (Professor in Haptic Human-Robot Interaction at the Department of Cognitive Robotics and head of the Delft Haptics Lab, Delft University of Technology)
• Ria Higler (movement researcher, teacher and mentor at School for New Dance Development, AHK)
• Marijn de Langen (performing arts theorist and historian within diverse Dutch art educational institutions)

The project is supported by The Creative Industries Fund NL and the City of The Hague.



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