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.

Program back

Visual Set:
Nazira +
Sena Oh

Club Program

New collaboration. For Balance Festival Web Edition visual artist Sena Oh teamed up with Kazakhstan’s Nazira and it turned out to be a match made in heaven! Enjoy! 

Nazira is an indelible piece of the New East movement — a shining example of post-Soviet experiential experimentation within the wondrous electronic underground that nests comfortably in Almaty. She appeared on  the radar in 2016 through her Unsound: Dislocation sets in Bishek and Dushanbe and shortly thereafter debuted at the main festival in Krakow. From them on, Nazira began to draw attention from supporters  worldwide through her adaptable approach to DJing, her sets delivering emotive and expansive narratives with sounds and selections that are as unique as consistently memorable. She has been featured in Mixmag, Pitchfork and Resident Advisor. (Words by Odd Fantastic) Nazira runs ZVUK parties in her hometown Almaty, hosts shows on Radio Cómeme and is a resident of Room 4 Resistance in Berlin.

Sena Oh is a visual artist from Berlin, active in animation, drawing, video-art as well as graphic design and multimedia pieces. You might recognise  her unique style as she often designs motion graphic for electronic music acts.