Web Edition

How Balance Club / Culture Festival – Web Edtion works: We publish the contributions according to ⤵︎ the timetable on this website. 
From 20⁠–24 May, our website will feature DJ sets, lectures, multimedia texts, workshops, artist talks, audio-visual works and artistic fashion-pieces. As a grand finale, we will release our Balance-Sampler “Various Artists – Tender Squads” on festival Sunday and, admittedly, fulfill our own long standing wish. The Balance Club / Culture Festival sees itself as an interface between club culture and social critique. All contributions of the festival “Tender Squads” address the question which constellations and alliances can be imagined for the emancipatory potential of a different world to unfold? Which alliances do we want to form and where do we have to insist on difference for our alternatives to be viable? What form of (feminist) care and support do we need for each other right now? Together with you we want to find out, more urgently than ever, how we can maximally destabilize structural inequalities.

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Artist Talk:
Sarah Farina

Discourse Program

For the festival opening, producers and DJ’s LYZZA and Sarah Farina talk about their work, artistic career and the Balance festivals theme “Tender Squads”. Check out LYZZA’s amazing audio-visual set for Balance Web Edition right after this talk and Sarah Farinas hypnotic mix this  Friday, May 22nd. 

At just 19 years old, born-and-raised Brazilian LYZZA is taking over the experimental club scene. She’s a DJ, producer, vocalist and curator connected to Fade to Mind (US)​ and ​Bala Club (UK)​. As a DJ, she has  become a familiar face during radical and underground club nights, appearing on line-ups alongside  acts like ​Fatima Al Qadiri​, Yves Tumor​ and ​SOPHIE.​ (words by SHAPE Platform) 

Her third EP “DEFIANCE”, released in November 2019, centers on LYZZA’s inventive songwriting, showcasing her powerful capacity for crossover and fascinating take on contemporary pop music. 

Sarah Farina positivity shines through  the darkest bass. She’s innovative, she’s skilful, and she’s the smiling antithesis of genre cliques and disgruntled scene elitists. What you hear is all you need to know. And what you’ll hear from Sarah Farina’s sets is seamlessly blended bass-heavy footwork and futuristic beats with fearless forays through R&B and UK Funky. It’s inclusive, forward-thinking and boundless . It’s a genre-rejecting style that she’s named rainbowbass. (words by DISK agency)

Shape Platform
Presenting Moesha13, Lyzza, Animistic Beliefs, Tadleeh, Sarah Farina, Afrodeutsche and Kablam, the SHAPE Showcase during BALANCE Club / Culture Festival 2020 is a cooperative initiative by depart.one and the SHAPE platform. The artist talk of LYZZA and Sarah Farina as well as the input by Bianca Ludewig are a collaboration with SHAPE educational. The SHAPE platform is co-financed by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.