7 March 2016, 18:00 at Kägelbanan, Stockholm
In March, we start with the question: what will survive of us? What does art look like in the kinds of future that may lie ahead, as the consequences of our current way of living catch up with us? And what can this tell us about the kind of work that is worth making today?
To lead us into this territory, we’re joined by British psych-folk duo Billy Bottle & Martine, whose music ranges from a concept album of Thoreau’s poetry to reworking Snap!’s 90s rave-rap anthem The Power. With their help, we want to think about the different possibilities for being human together when music happens on a stage, around a campfire, in a circus tent or on a street corner.
Throughout these workshops, we’re trying to figure out how we live and work as artists – and as people – with what we know about the depth of the mess the world is in. If we are headed into a time when our ways of living are turned upside down, then our current cultural forms are hardly likely to survive intact. Yet the needs which culture meets are deeper and older than these ways of living.