Member festivals of the the International Cities Of Advanced Sound (ICAS) network are launching a new, three year project at Berlin’s CTM 2015 festival. Sound Heterogeneous Art and Performance in Europe (SHAPE) brings together 16 European organisations to present an ongoing showcase of performances, exhibitions, lectures and workshops at each festival, and to give support to aspiring musicians and interdisciplinary artists with an interest in sound.
The member organisations are: Paris’s Arcadi, Berlin’s CTM, Dresden’s Cynetart, Rennes’s Festival Maintenant, Tromsø’s Insomnia, Toulouse’s Les Siestes Électroniques, Prague’s Meet Factory, Ljubljana’s Museum For Transitory Art, Graz’s Musikprotokoll, Marseilles’s RIAM, Bucharest’s Rokolectiv, Brussels’s Schiev, Riga’s Skaņu Mežs, The Hague’s TodaysArt, Budapest’s UH Festival and Kraków’s Unsound.
SHAPE officially launches during CTM 2015 with a “meet and greet” at 4pm on 29 January in the Projektraum of Kunstquartier Bethanien. The event includes presentations by several SHAPE members, and two of their participating artists, Berlin producer Yair Elazar Glotman aka Ketev and Romanian DJ/producer Borusiade. The free event is open to the public.
Eight SHAPE artists perform or exhibit their work at CTM, including Marco Donnarumma, Matthijs Munnik, Zamilska, Paul Régimbeau aka Mondkopf, Gábor Lázár, Lorenzo Senni, RSS Boys and Ketev.
In total, SHAPE will present 48 artists through 2015, and the next member festivals will be Rokolectiv in Bucharest and Cynetart in Dresden. More details on the SHAPE website and on the CTM site.