January 21, 2016
1. Rituals; Híbridos
CTM Festival 2016's theme is 'New Geographies', examining today’s rapidly collapsing borders and emerging new hybrid topographies. Special projects and commissions, as well as artists and sound cultures emanating from less familiar countries and localities and often operating on the fringes of the electronic circuit are featured in greater numbers than ever before. CTM 2016 mixes these diverse viewpoints into a programme of concerts, performances, exhibition works, discourse programme and more, with the aim to offer a sonic framework for today’s seemingly fervent times of crisis.
From January 29 to February 7 2016, CTM returns to its previously established constellation of a range of Berlin’s most exciting nightlife and cultural venues, including HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berghain, Yaam and Astra.
Here are some acts and projects that you should check at this year's edition of the festival.
Rituals; Híbridos - by Vincent Moon
Commissioned by CTM, Vincent Moon's multi-screen film installation will enlace themes of timeworn trance rituals and the sacred in modern life into a synthesis of new findings. The broadness of Moon’s work has relied for decades on his own travels and experiences rather than on academics, and allows for thematic connections across eras and worlds.
Vincent is an independent French filmmaker and self-described sound explorer. Over the past ten years, he has traveled around the world, discovering and recording everything from Sufism in Chechnya and Ethiopia, Ayahuasca rituals in Peru, trance in Brazil, Jathilan in Indonesia and Len Dong in Vietnam.
Directly following the installation opening on January 30, Vincent Moon will also present a performative lecture about his work, “Híbridos”, at the nearby HAU1 for the CTM 2016 Opening Concert this same evening.
With Híbridos, wanderer, independent filmmaker and sound researcher Vincent Moon creates a portrait of a contemporary Brazil as a laboratory of cultures, suggesting a path of coexistence and open geography. Through a lecture and screening of his transmedia project created with photographer, writer and director Priscilla Telmon, Moon explores what people who didn’t break their connection with planet earth, or are going back to that connection, have to tell us as a new way of living together via a cine-trance of emotions, words, gestures, silences, and intuitions.
Also, check out The Attic's Petites Planètes mixtape.