Click Festival 2019 – Strategies of resistance (a live report)

English June 5 2019
Prison Religion
Photo by Stine Sophie Winckel

Click Festival 2019, 18-19th of May @ Kulturværftet, Helsingør – reportage by Ivna Franic.

Taking place one weekend in May, Helsingør’s Click Festival presents a tight selection of music and art performances, talks, installations and screenings spread over two days. Now in its ninth year, the latest edition of Click saw the music program cutting down on headliners more than ever before, opting for a boiled down lineup of the international underground’s most exciting offerings at the moment – even if they have yet to reach the status of festival darlings. In place of the Holly Herndons, Mykki Blancos, Laurie Andersons or Arcas of previous years’ lineups, were Nkisi, Prison Religion, Leikeli47 and House of Kenzo. And despite the seemingly weaker attendance, it might be precisely this abandonment of the hierarchical festival structure that has helped Click achieve such a coherent approach to this year’s topic, “death worlds”, which has proven to be much more than just a cool-sounding festival tagline.

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MadeiraDiG 2018 – Notes on island mentality

Blog January 17 2019
Damien Dubrovnik – photo by Roland Owsnitzki

Live report by Mette Slot Johnsen

I grew up on a small island in Denmark, and I live on a big one in London, UK. I’ve never thought of island mentality a lot beyond instinctively wanting to escape it, but with Brexit looming I wanted to revisit island mentality and what it means. When I came across MadeiraDiG, an avantgarde music festival taking place in December on Madeira, it seemed like a perfect place to go explore and reflect on the term.

When I began writing this I was gazing at the Atlantic Ocean, a small lizard nibbling my toes. It didn’t feel quite real then. It still doesn’t. Læs resten