The next issue of Datacide - the magazine for noise and politics - is out this week, and there's a release party and conference to celebrate it taking place next Saturday 12th October at Naherholung Sternchen in Berlin.
There will be talks on 'sexual politics, rave, revolt, and repression' starting at 5pm including:
Introduction to the thirteenth print edition of datacide – the magazine for noise & politics
JASON SKEET (UK)
In search of the constructivist moment: from Russian Futurism to South London Speedcore (via 1975)
"It's not freedom that I want but a way out!" So proclaimed the ape in Kafka's short story 'A Report to the Academy'. This talk takes this ape's proclamation as a reference point for the construction of a map that could be used to locate potential points of escape. The first part of this talk identifies what exactly it is that we may be seeking to escape from. We will then embark on an exploration of a series of problems, some of which may involve us asking: what is the meaning of Mayakovsky's "our''? what is a sonic community? and how exactly did the world change in 1975? Jason Skeet is currently completing a book about contemporary poetry. In the last years of the previous century he was involved in the Association of Autonomous Astronauts (AAA) and this talk may, or may not, build on a certain number of exit strategies previously put forward by the AAA'.
DAVID CECIL (UGANDA)
Confessions of an Accidental Activist – Sexual politics and homophobia in Uganda
David Cecil’s contribution to this issue of Datacide looks at the politics of sexuality in Uganda from a very subjective angle. The author found himself in the media spotlight in 2012/13 after he produced a comedy drama in Kampala (Uganda) which was mistakenly portrayed as a piece of ‘gay activism’. The US evangelist movement, international rights activists and the mainstream media have all contributed in different ways to misleading perceptions of sexuality in Uganda. Meanwhile, more substantial and complex factors of post-colonial socio-economic transformation have been (deliberately?) overlooked, along with the actual experience of daily life for LGBTI people in Uganda. The author will give a brief presentation
focusing on the politics of identity in Uganda, and looks forward to a discussion on international sexual politics.
MARK HARRISON (SPIRAL TRIBE)
A Darker Electricity - a co-founder talks about the history of Spiral Tribe
Mark will be talking about his personal experience with the Spiral Tribe sound system and how that experience revealed the establishment's invention of plausible narratives to define territories and control them – whether those territories be physical, social, intellectual, artistic or electronic.
The party includes a top line up of noise/experimental/breakcore/drum & bass sounds:
HEINRICH AT HART (POSITION CHROME/D)
LES TROLLS (TROLLS SOUND/FR)
ELECTRIC KETTLE (PRAXIS/D)
H-KON(CLASH OF THE TITANS)
EL GUSANO ROJO (HIJOS DE PUTA/D)
JEAN BACH (DHYANA RECORDS/D)
TZII (NIGHT ON EARTH/B)
HETZER (CLASH OF THE TITANS)
YANN KELLER (D)
ZOMBIEFLESHEATER (KRITIK AM LEBEN/D)
SANSCULOTTE (confused images for the confused)
There's also going to be more low key London launch event the following weekend - provisionally on Sunday 20th October, 7 pm to 10 pm, at Vinyl (record shop/cafe/gallery space), 4 Tanners Hill, Deptford, London SE8. Watch this space for more details...