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CTM × ICA
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Friday 20 & Saturday 21 October 2023


CTM Festival for Adventurous Music & Art Berlin and ICA partner for a two-day programme, marking the first time the acclaimed festival arrives in the UK, leading up to its 25th anniversary edition. Founded in 1999 and deeply rooted in Berlin’s music and art scene, CTM tests the current possibilities and limits of music and supports a wide range of artists and sound cultures while coupling first-hand experience with critical reflection, exchange, and learning.

ICA’s theatre will feature late night programmes of DJs, live sets and UK premieres, spanning forward-thinking club sounds to sub-bass and spatial sound, visceral postmodern opera through to gabber and apocalyptic noise. In the cinema, screenings and live audiovisual projects respond to experiences of war in Ukraine, as a starting point towards cross-border resistance and understanding. A Saturday-night afterparty at Venue MOT, Bermondsey will close the two-day programme.
The programmes are supported by Goethe-Institut London and Goethe-Institut in Exile.
The Theatre programme is supported by Goethe-Institut London.

The Cinema programme is presented in collaboration with the project Goethe-Institut in Exile, which aims to provide meeting places, safe spaces, and platforms for cultural workers who can no longer work in their home countries due to war. The initiative aims to maintain spaces for dissent, dialogue, and intercultural exchange for artists and intellectuals from countries where the Goethe-Institut and other international cultural institutions have had to close their doors due to war or censorship.

RIDNE original concept: Remote Control
Concept and site design: Carsten Goertz
Video direction: Kurt Heuvens
Art direction: RAM
Curation and artist relations: Nastya Zamorskaya
Curatorial direction: Paul Georg
Production manager: Anastasiia Syradoieva, Valyk Khast
Project supervisor: Rouven Brües
Music contributors: Diana Azzuz, Undo Despot, tofudj, Panghoud, bsw and more
Camera operators: Kurt Heuvens, Volodymyr Polukhin, Yehor Terletskyi and more.
Rybachka original concept: Mariana Berezovska
 
Programme

Russian word 'RIDNE' over a highway at sunset

Friday 20 Oct, Cinema 1, 6:30 – 9pm
RIDNE part 1 / Rybachka: Katarina Gryvul & Alex Guevara (live)
A programme of screenings and live AV inviting us to visualise the experiences and realities of people who have to defend themselves against war and state oppression in various places.


Pollution Opera - Nadah El Shazly & Elvin Brandhi - performing over laptops and gear on a dark stage

Friday 20 Oct, Theatre, 9pm – 2am
Stefanie Egedy, Pollution Opera (Nadah El Shazly & Elvin Brandhi with visuals by Omar El Sadek), Sote, Born In Flamez, Sarah Farina
A night of forward-thinking club sounds to sub-bass and spatial sound, visceral postmodern opera through to gabber and apocalyptic noise.


The side of a CGI face screaming in the dark

The second night in a programme of screenings and live AV inviting us to visualise the experiences and realities of people who have to defend themselves against war and state oppression in various places.


The members of Gabber Modus Operandi, two Indonesian men in graphic printed clothing, sitting in front of fabric hanging from a bamboo structure. The fabric is printed with a crab, and the words 'GMO HOKYA'

The final night of the festival, featuring Gabber Modus Operandi’s UK debut.