Scenius: Pay-Bazi

Fri 25 August

Presented by The Grey Space, in collaboration with Pay-Bazi

First instalment of new curatorial platform Pay-Bazi, led by artists Narges Mohammadi and Yannik Güldner. With Fatima Ferrari, Solange AM, Mar’One. Dirrty Middle Eastern riddims, relentless d&b, trap, dancehall, South African house cuts and heavy UK steppers. Gonna get a little unruly. Come early.

Narges Mohammadi aka Fatima Ferrari and Yannik Güldner’s prolific cultural undertaking has initiated and sustained initiatives such as The Spectrum Space, Queering The Church, beuys bois and Trixie. Discerned with accelerating global destabilisation, their efforts are untethered to habitual compartmentalising meta-structures of traditional discipline.

Their practice flows from the need to belong, the importance of tracemaking and desideration for reconstruction. Bazi, the Persian term for dance, translates to ‘game’ and ‘play’ in Farsi language. Pay-Bazi (foot-dance) investigates the complex layers of diasporic identity by resurfacing marks formed in the sediment of personal history. As trace fossils formed by organisms, the marked sediment solidifies. Traces are embedded in new layers. Layers are cut out, built on, remixed, re-recorded and playfully explored, recontextualizing their position in time.

Practical information

The Grey Space opens at 16.30
Scenius starts at 22.00

Regular online: €6,00
Student online: €4,50
Door: €7,50


The weekly club concept is inspired by the term scenius with which Brian Eno describes the creative intelligence of a community. A myriad of music initiatives with an interest in community building are offered a three-month residency, inviting them to expand their scene. Scenius aims to be an accessible and eclectic club experience where you can hang out, listen and dance.