MAERZMUSIK FESTIVAL 2018 — THE SOUNDS OF IDENTITY POLITICS WITH TERRE THAEMLITZ

MAERZMUSIK FESTIVAL 2018 — THE SOUNDS OF IDENTITY POLITICS WITH TERRE THAEMLITZ

We spend it, waste it, and (sometimes) escape it. But how does listening to music affect our sense of time? The nexus between aural and temporal is a fascinating question — which will be explored from 16.-25.3.2018 when Berliner Festspiele’s MaerzMusik — Festival for Time Issues graces town for the fourth time. This year, MaerzMusik’s Artistic Director Berno Odo Polzer turns the spotlight to political notions of time, under the theme, “Time Wars”. Throughout the 10-day program, topics such as non-human time, turbocapitalism, and environmental decay will be explored. Top of our agenda is the work of US transgender artist, writer, DJ, and producer Terre Thaemlitz. Thaemlitz’s multifaceted practice takes a critical approach to identity politics, from sexuality and gender to language, social class, and race — which you can experience in performances such as “Soulnessless” (17-18.3.2018), which invites the audience to spend a day and a night with “the world’s longest album in history” — an event which culminates in the artist’s renowned “Deeperama“ DJ set. Don’t delay in securing tickets: The time to listen is now. (Text: Anna Dorothea Ker / Photos (clockwise): Bart Nagel, Iara Lee, Jonathan F. Lee)

 

MaerzMusik – Festival for Time Issues, 16.3-25.3.2018

Various times and venues, full program here

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