Wednesday, July 2, 2014

JULY/ AUGUST DATES

July
10th: Foreign Affairs Festival, Haus der Berliner Festspiele
13th Les Siestes électroniques, Musée du Quai Branly, Paris
17th CA2M Picnic Sessions, Madrid

August
1st: Nachtdigital Festival, Caverditz
2nd: Kunsthaus Bregenz
22nd: Doune the Rabbit Hole, Doune Scotland
24th: Summerhall, Edinburgh

Heatsick: Against The Clock for FACT TV.



Friday, June 27, 2014

MAY/ JUNE SHOWS


30th May- MUTEK MONTREAL, Musée d'art contemporain Montréal 
7th June- TERRA FORMA FESTIVAL *EXTENDED PLAY SET*,Villa Arconati Milano
21st June- SOMEWHERE ELSE CLUBNIGHT, *EXTENDED PLAY SET* w/ Fatima Al Quadiri, Trouw Amsterdam
27th June- RECYCLART, Brussels.




Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Heatsick receives Villa Aurora Scholarship 2015.





Steven Warwick (Heatsick) receives the Villa - Aurora Scholarship
the Berlin Music Boards in 2015








Together with the Music Board Berlin gives the Villa Aurora in this year for the second time, a pop-scholarship, which is awarded to an outstanding artist of the Berlin music scene. The choice of the jury fell to Steven Warwick aka Heatsick. Congratulations to Steven Warwick and look forward to his stay in the Villa Aurora in 2015.

Steven Warwick is a Berlin based musician, who became famous with his solo project under the name Heatsick and as a member of the duo Birds of Delay. Heat Sick among other uses vocals, keyboards and percussion to create a sound whose conceptual brokenness equally playful as is demanding.

Warwick was chosen by a jury made up of renowned connoisseurs and experts of international pop culture: Jens Balzer (Berliner Zeitung), Christoph Gurk (Head of Music HAU), Anne Haffmans (Music and labelmanager Domino Records), Andre Jürgens (Berghain Berlin) and the music leader Katja Lucker. The jury is pleased with a good range, but it reflects Berlin's pop culture scene in its international diversity and quality resist. Especially for his electronic music Berlin is known worldwide and the jury is proud to Steven Warwick - the door to LA's music scene to open HEATSICK.

The Villa Aurora , the former home of Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger in Los Angeles, is an artists' residence and a place of international cultural encounters. To commemorate the time of the exile she keeps the memory of the artists and intellectuals who found refuge in California from persecution by the Nazi regime and had a significant impact on the cultural life of the U.S. west coast. The association is headquartered in Berlin promotes German-American cultural exchange in the fields of film, composition, visual arts, literature and performance. He also annually awards the Feuchtwanger Fellowship.


Jesse Garcia: Trial & Error.

Kinderhook & Caracas is pleased to present:




















Jesse Garcia: Trial & Error
Selected works curated by Steven Warwick

May 9 - June 7, 2014

Opening Friday May 9. 18-21h



Jesse Garcia (1975-2013) was an artist and filmmaker working in the fields of photography, political documentary and mixed media. Trial & Error is part of an ongoing series of projects on his life and work. Although this will be his inaugural public exhibition, Garcia often worked as a curator for political documentary festivals through his job at the NGO Transparency International as well as working on video editing for their advertising campaigns. His photography work was largely private and it is here that a selection of his archive is shown for the first time situated among various objects and ephemera he created or collected.

Garcia’s general approach to life and work was often scientific with the potential for risk. He was interested in sites of transition and subjects under construction, be it the ‘non-place’ (of airports, waiting rooms and taxis),  the autobiographical (as an American national growing up in Germany), or the political (documenting demonstrations, corruption and the days immediately around 9/11). The subject matter of the photos lends itself to archiving since they involve the recurring themes of collection (of products, of posters, of photos, of music, of systematic visual categories) and duration (clocks, travel, and an obsession with the construction sites outside of his window and around the city).

Whilst writing this text I was reminded of a phrase by philosopher Reza Negarestani about Inhumanism and Rationalism, in which he posits ‘a demand for construction, to define what it is to be human by treating human as a constructible hypothesis, a space of navigation and intervention’.

Just as the site of Garcia as a space of remembrance should not be mere nostalgia, but rather components to assemble thought aimed towards the future, so this exhibition is comprised of visual cues such as the metal cabinet (part supermarket, part archive), the record archive to be played by the viewer, and the construction piping, to be viewed and experienced as an unlocked archive, set in motion and reconfigured with current emotions, thoughts and experiences looking forwards.

On the occasion of this exhibition, two posters and a photographic edition are available that best encompass his work.

The exhibition continues at Martinique, the café next door, with a selection of Jesse’s music collection along with a video entitled “Déviation loop”, produced as a club visual for recording artist Heatsick.

-Steven Warwick.

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