July 1, 2022


Step Into The Technology

An exhibition exploring the influence of techno on music, art and people’s lives

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If you are culturally inclined and in Montreal (Canada) center of this month, then why not drop in at the TECHNO WORLDS, an exhibition at the intersection of music, art, pop, media and engineering in relation to the multi-faceted techno scene. Organised by the Goethe-Institut Montreal, Centre PHI and Société des arts technologiques (SAT), the programme will begin on May perhaps 13. There is no registration needed and entry is free.


The Goethe-Institut has been highlighting up to date German language and tradition for many years by fostering potent global cultural collaborations. The SAT is a cultural hub focused to digital lifestyle. The PHI Heart is a multidisciplinary institution focusing on up to date artwork and new technologies.

The key idea at the rear of the a few-part pageant is to emphasize that techno has not only formed music historical past but also shaped pop and present-day lifestyle, artwork, media usage and additional. The exhibition is conceived as a parcours [journey] major as a result of the 3 establishments, the organisers said. The exhibition function a lot more than 20 international artists, musicians and filmmakers.

TECHNO WORLDS contains photograph, movie and set up operates by DeForrest Brown, Jr., Jaqueline Caux, Tony Cokes, Chicks on Speed, Zuzanna Czebatul, Kerstin Greiner, AbuQadim Haqq, Rangoato Hlasane, Ryõji Ikeda, Maryam Jafri, Romuald Karmakar, Robert Lippok, Henrike Naumann and Bastian Hagedorn, Carsten Nicolai, Vinca Petersen, Daniel Pflumm, Lisa Rovner, Sarah Schönfeld, Jeremy Shaw as perfectly as Tobias Zielony. 

The exhibition is curated by Mathilde Weh, curator, musician and artist is a consultant at the Goethe-Institut, where by she is responsible, amongst other matters, for tour exhibitions Creamcake, an artists’ collective from Berlin, organises exhibitions, performances, concert events, symposia, DJ sets, digital assignments and workshops and Justin Hoffmann curator, musician in the band F.S.K. and artwork historian, and director of the Kunstverein Wolfsburg considering that 2004, between other matters.

In accordance to a notice from the curators, “At the interfaces involving songs, artwork, pop, media and systems the TECHNO WORLDS exhibition follows an interdisciplinary and open technique. The titles refers to the multifaceted techno scenes, genres and subcultural political assignments of the 1980s to the present working day – at different times and sites – and traces cultural and economic appropriation procedures.”

“Techno takes its inspiration from several various genres and from different regions of this entire world. Its birthplace, nevertheless, was the former vehicle town of Detroit in which in the mid-1980s African-American musicians have been decisively associated in the growth of techno tunes. It is inspired by several different sources, from electro and funk to European digital pop by Kraftwerk and Georgio Moroder. The consequences of technologization this sort of as precarity and reduction of stability for the functioning classes could be directly felt in Detroit. Golf equipment represented a location of refuge exactly where like-minded folks could meet and sort a group in which they were being acknowledged and tolerated,” they elaborated in their notice.

The day exhibition at the PHI Centre is centered on a few themes – history and sound of techno tunes, communities and networks, and techno & design. 

At the rave lifestyle at SAT in the night website visitors will be taken to the underground rave scene recreated in the basement. ‘Through a series of photographic, video and luminous installations, the exhibition reveals a subversive militancy exactly where liberation, self-discovery and the reclamation of actual physical, cultural and political areas intersect,’ according to the organisers here.

The sunset to midnight open up exhibition at Goethe-Institut contains chatting about ‘the techno phenomenon from the viewpoint of cultural and musical historical past, feminism and Afrofuturism’ by means of paperwork, objects, video clips and movie courses first fashion from the 1990s, publications, fanzines and video installations will be there much too. The window projections will be held just about every working day from sunset to midnight, and movie screenings each individual Friday and Saturday night time for the duration of the exhibition.

TECHNO WORLDS is a Goethe-Institut exhibition on check out in museums and other exhibition venues internationally. The Montreal edition  will be from Could 13 to June 19 this calendar year.

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