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EPHEMERA 2021

EPHEMERA 2021

EPHEMERA 2021

Produced by Unsound, the second edition of Warsaw’s multi arts festival Ephemera takes place in a city emerging from multiple pandemic lockdowns, bringing audiences and communities back together in physical spaces. With a focus on performance, Ephemera will continue to build a close connection with Warsaw’s cultural scene, engaging city institutions, artists and cultural activists, to create a compact multi-layered program tapping into the city’s vibrancy, blending the local with the international.

The full website will be available soon via ephemerafestival.com 


PROGRAM

 

Thursday 26th August

6:00pm / Galeria LETO / Free

Presented with Galeria LETO 

Opening of PRZEMEK BRANAS’ exhibition Model of the Head of a Man Who Missed Out on Everything and ANJA RONACHER’S Ruach – both curated and presented at GALERIA LETO – as well as RAFAŁ DOMINIK’s presentation of the animated beauty of Vviktoria, a work connected with his design for Ephemera’s visual identity.


8:30pm / Plac Zabaw / Free

Resina and MC Yallah, Presented with LADO w Mieście

The festival’s opening night event includes Poland’s RESINA, experimenting with the sound of cello and electronics, blurring the boundaries between seemingly extreme musical genres. Following, the atmosphere will amp up with Kenyan rap sensation MC YALLAH, taking the stage with DEBMASTER

 

10.30pm / Barka / Free

Opening Party, Presented with LADO w Mieście 

The fun continues for the opening night of Ephemera with a boat party featuring Naphta, mixing contemporary rhythms with Polish folk. FACHEROIA is a Crimean-born Warsaw-based DJ, playing B2B with Barka resident ROBERT KAMIONEK.


Friday 27th August

7:00pm / Palladium / 85 PLN

Alyona Alyona, bbmutha, 1988

ALYONA ALYONA has been dubbed the ‘sensation of Ukrainian rap’, her subjects ranging from body positivity to female empowerment. A mother of four, BBMUTHA was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and makes rap music that is brazenly personal. Opening is Poland’s 1988, whose intense, bass-heavy sound is affected by dub, ambient, jungle and hiphop.

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11:00pm / Nowy Teatr / 65 PLN

infinity o’clock live, presented with Nowy Teatr

In the first year of the pandemic, Unsound created a 6-hour show called o’clock (infinity o’clock), involving the visual work of Irish artist and filmmaker DAVID OREILLY and six musicians performing music. The piece was repeated three times, to create a 24-hour stream. Now o’clock live will be presented for the first time as a 6-hour live show with an audience sharing the experience collectively, with OReilly’s visuals projected on a large scale. KMRU, FELICIA ATKINSON and EARTHTRAX were all involved in the original presentation, and will perform alongside Poland’s ALEKSANDRA SŁYŻ and Russian artist PERILA. Another artist will be announced soon.

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Saturday 28th August

4:00pm / Nowy Teatr / 40 PLN

Siksa’s “Cudowne i pożyteczne”, presented with Nowy Teatr

SIKSA performs her new show “Cudowne i pożyteczne”. This show involves work by visual artist ŁUKASZ PRZYTARSKI, and the creation of a collectible book, which will only be available to those who attend the event.

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5:00pm / Lunapark / 60 PLN

Euphoria

Taking place across two stages, Ephemera will take over Warsaw’s Lunapark for this special event, where we will bring in our own heavy sound system and scenography. Flipping the switch on the usual night rave, the fun starts in the late summer afternoon until 11pm, showcasing euphoric dance music from Poland, the US and UK, with a strong focus on queer artists. The lineup includes LORAINE JAMES, AYA, JULIANA HUXTABLE, OCTO OCTA, YOUNG MAJLI  and DOGHEADSURIGERI. Representing Warsaw is AVTOMAT, who is also a co-curator of this event. A few more names will be added soon.

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Sunday 29th August

6:00pm / TR Warszawa / 60 PLN

Andrzej Nowak. Concert, presented with TR Warszawa

Polish electronic musician ANDRZEJ NOWAK was set to perform at the first edition of Ephemera in 2020, but due to the pandemic he could not come, having found himself stuck on an island in the Pacific. Now ANDRZEJ NOWAK will finally appear at TR Warszawa in a performance directed by ANNA KAWON and ANDRZEJ NOWAK, assisted by GRZEGORZ JARZYNA, and written by FILIP LECH and PIOTR KUREK

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8:00pm / TR Warszawa / 60 PLN

Andrzej Nowak. Concert, presented with TR Warszawa

A repeat performance of ANDRZEJ NOWAK.

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This project is co-financed by the Capital City of Warsaw.

Partners: SHAPE platform, WeAre Europe, Kreatywna Europa, Nowy Teatr, TR, Leto, LADO w Mieście, Oramics, Ciężki Brokat, Lunapark.