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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These Cars
Do Not Exist

Club Program

Den Haag-based DJ, producer and artist Joeri Woudstra aka Torus contributes to our Web Festival with a multimedia piece that features his music with visual work by himself and artist Mark Prendergast. “These Cars Do Not Exist” contains new solo material, loops and sketches that Torus has been working on since “The Flash”, his latest record with DJ Lostboi released in January 2020.

“While I was working on the music in quarantine, I found myself stuck in my house, left with aimless creative exercises like filming a whole bunch of things I would see from my rooftop. After a little while I found some patterns in the footage and I reached out to artist Mark Prendergast, who I shot and directed the video with, to discuss some of the footage. He told me he had also been recording birds for the last couple of weeks  and we assembled our material and looked for a narrative. These Cars Do Not Exist starts from a POV human perspective with a shot I took at 5:30 AM at sunrise in The Hague during one of the wildest seas of this year. It then slowly shifts to a more passive voyeurist perspective in which the nature that remains untouched by current affairs becomes the active subjects in the video.”