CTM’s 21st edition launches with an announcement unique productions, concerts, and club nights that combine with a dense daytime programme of talks, discussions, installations, and an exhibition to propose multiple entry points into thinking about this year’s Liminal theme.
First artists and projects confirmed for CTM 2020 are:
Animals of Distinction, Fly Pan Am & United Visual Artists – “Frontera” [CA]
Ashley Fure – “Hive Rise” [US]
Borokov Borokov [BE]
Dis Fig [US/DE]
Dorine Mokha ART & Elia Rediger – “Hercules of Lubumbashi” [CH/CD]
Giant Swan [UK]
Hildur Gudnadóttir presents “Chernobyl” feat. Chris Watson and Sam Slater [INT]
Jacob Kirkegaard – “Opus Mors” [DK]
Kamaal Williams [UK]
Louis-Philippe Demers & Bill Vorn – “Inferno” [CA]
Moesha 13 [FR]
Prumsodun Ok & NATYARASA, Ana Maria Rodriguez, Fred Pommerehn & KNM Berlin – “Drops and Seeds” [INT]
Studio Robert Henke – “CBM 8032 AV” [DE]
Virgen María [ES/UK]
With CTM Radio Lab commission winners:
Dani Gal & Ghazi Barakat – “Altered State Solution” [INT]
Thomas Wagensommerer – “~NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW~” [AT]
A limited number of passes are now on sale. Tickets to certain events are also now online, with more becoming available in November. Passes and tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged via our team. We are working with TicketSwap to ensure a safe place to resell your e-tickets.
#Liminal phenomena and states are transitional phases in which a familiar order sees its values and symbols destabilised; norms are suspended or turned on their heads. In music, boundary-disturbing experiences and acts of transgression are perpetually negotiated and re-negotiated. How do such experiences and practices affect political and cultural structures? When do they merely serve to reinforce known hierarchies? Can transformative potential and the emergence of new ideas arise through liminal experiences, and if so, can they resist co-optation by market forces and political agendas? With Liminal, CTM 2020 throws itself into limbo in hopes of stimulating a critical discussion of our present and possible futures.
The MusicMakers Hacklab #MMHL led this year by Peter Kirn of CDM and Tad Ermitaño, will focus on how performance practice and invention can change the performer–making them someone or something else, making them newly visible, or making them entirely invisible. Under the title, Shapeshifters, the Hacklab will challenge participants to engage in collaborations that remake their onstage roles.
As always, CTM Festival will combine first-hand experience and critical reflection in a programme housed at various Berlin venues including new partners Silent Green’s Betonhalle and radialsystem and longtime partners Berghain / Panorama Bar, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, SchwuZ, Griessmuehle, Paloma and Kunstquartier Bethanien.
CTM Festival will take place parallel to and in collaboration with transmediale – festival for art and digital culture berlin. In the weeks before the two festivals, the Vorspiel programme will unite Berlin-based initiatives and venues in creating a city-wide programme of exhibitions, performances, artist talks and more. An open call for Vorspiel is currently out.
The next CTM 2020 programme announcement will be out in November; don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter to stay informed (sign up via the newsletter box on the bottom left of our homepage).