Unsound and CTM Festival to present Dislocation: Vladivostok in Russia from 15th to 17th of September.


August 25, 2016

Unsound and CTM Festival to present Dislocation: Vladivostok in Russia from 15th to 17th of September.

Krakow’s Unsound and CTM Festival in Berlin are joining forces, to present a program of A/V shows and club music within the framework of Pacific Meridian, the international film festival of Asian-Pacific Countries in Vladivostok. Taking place from 15th to 17th of September, this program is produced with the support of the Goethe-Institut Novosibirsk. It is part of the Unsound Dislocation project, taking place in a number of cities in Russia, Central Asia and The Caucasus between 2016 and 2018.

The Vladivostok event’s opening night features the premiere of London artist HELM’s work "Inner Space: Siberia", created alongside Greek visual collective EMBASSY FOR THE DISPLACED and Russian musician MOA PILLAR. This work was originally conceived by Helm during journeys throughout Siberia by train, which affected his perception of time. Working with personally sourced audio and film, including footage shot in and around Novosibirsk and the Altai Mountains, the project attempts to dislocate and abstract the original material from its sources, yet retains the intention to create a portrayal of the geographical properties of the region through texture, space and motion. “Inner Space: Siberia” will also be presented at Unsound Krakow on October 22nd.

BUTTECHNO (Pavel Milyakov), one of the leading voices in Moscow's rising underground scene, will also perform at the opening, presenting a live A/V show exploring boredom, frustration, and latent aggression. With abstract sounds and very straightforward images of his own home surroundings, the Moscow based artist offers an incisive look into the current moods and worlds of Russian youth.

The second day of the festival will feature "7 Films by Vincent Moon" - a live project by RABIH BEAINI that sees him explore the intersection between film and experimental music. Starting with a collection of some of his favorite works by acclaimed French filmmaker VINCENT MOON, Beaini revisits the documentary footage on the basis of its captivating audio tracks, editing them live into a kind of audiovisual mixtape. By adding his signature analog electronics to the original film sound, Beaini successfully carves a new evocative form and narrative from the combination of both sources. The "7 Films by Vincent Moon" project was commissioned by Live Soundtracks for an event at the Hiroshima Theater in Barcelona in March 2016.

Alongside these A/V shows, club music programs bring together Berlin-based expatriate artists with local DJs and musicians. These include the LAUREL HALO and LOTIC, both originally from the U.S. Russian artists include the aforementioned Buttechno and Moa Pillar, both playing live shows, as well as sets from Vladivostok DJs: SOONG READER, NEMTIN, APAPR, OPTIC, WORKPOP and DEEPHEAD.

You can join and follow the Unsound X CTM: Dislocation event page here.