After a successful debut in London last year, Techno and the City – Cities as Radical Soundtracks travelled to Amsterdam for the 2017 edition of Amsterdam Dance Event. Part of ADE Playground programme, Techno and the City showcased a selection of techno-art pieces from international and local artists. The intervention was hosted by LAB 111.
The exhibition featured art from Abdul Qadim Haqq, Ayane, Daniel Chazme, Julien Pacaud, Kathrin Kuhn, Mark Dancey, Michael Lange, Nicola Napoli, Rudy Loewe, Stefan Fähler and Uros Djurovic. Artworks include original material for labels such as Axis, Tresor and Dystopian, as well as dance collectives like Room4Resistance. For more details see our artists page.
The launch of the intervention was opened by Gender Fuck[er], an international and interdisciplinary collaboration between internationally acclaimed choreographer and photographer Graham Adey (SE | GB) and performer, maker and movement researcher Keren Rosenberg (NL | IL), who together look into heterosexuality through a queer gaze. Keren will also host NOBODY HAS TO KNOW gender Neutral fashion brand with their collection Gender Fuck[er], a one of a kind collaboration between fashion and dance, celebrating gender fluidity and design.
The performance has been followed by a presentation of the artworks and an open discussion about the evolution of electronic arts with Professor and author Hillegonda Rietveld from the London South Bank University and Alessio Kolioulis from the collective Techno&Philosophy.
To further connect the techno arts, on Saturday 21 October 2017, Techno&Philosophy hosted a free Gaga People dance class facilitated by Keren Rosenberg. For more information about Gaga and Gaga People: http://gagapeople.com/english/