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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Peter Hermans:

  • Peter Hermans
Club Program

PUBLIC RESOLUTIONS is a mix of field recordings recorded in public spaces and public transport around the world over the course of multiple years. Motivated by how the COVID-19 pandemic induces social distancing and configures shared space as a risk, the mix is a movement guided by how music and everything else that lives in and off the frequency spectrum shapes the environment and reverberates as pluralist sonic realities, lively images, shared routes and routines. // Locations, in order of appearance: Leipzig central train station, Beijing (outside Dongzhimen station), Halle(Saale) Neustadt, Nicosia (bus station office), Bielefeld (1st of May), Leipzig (corner Eisenbahnstrasse-Hermann Liebmann), Brussels (Molenbeek), Beijing (outside Beixinqiao station), Rio de Janeiro (rooftop in Laranjeiras), Tel Aviv (beach), São Paulo (Parque Ibirapuera), Larnaca (airport), Milan (central train station), Medellín morning traffic, Aisha Devi in Berlin, Bollate (outside of Terraforma Festival), Santa Marta (a christmas bus ride), somewhere between São Paulo and Angra dos Reis, “You’re not alone” in Halle(Saale), Palermo (harbour), São Paulo (Parque Avenida Paulista), Medellín (public swimming pool), Shanghai sportswear store, Villabate (beach), Shanghai (Fuxing park), Bogotá (early morning taxi ride). Indistinct chatter continues.

Peter Hermans is an artist, researcher and educator working with text, sound and video. His research interests focus on the intersection of technology, art and politics and the development of formats and methods for sharing knowledge and inhabiting spaces together.