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THE MAYAN CALENDAR ENDS.

BLACKOUT BEGINS. THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL IS A SECRET CELEBRATION OF EXPERIMENTAL AND SUBCULTURAL EXPERIENCES HELD IN A COMPRESSED URBAN SETTING IN THE HEART OF THE CITY.


HELD NON-STOP OVER 3 DAYS AND NIGHTS WITHOUT ANY PERMISSIONS AND WITHOUT ANY EXCHANGE OF MONEY, BLACKOUT REPRESENTS FREE, SPONTANEOUS AND COLLECTIVE EXPRESSION.


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL MUTATES EVERY YEAR WITH NEW EXPERIENCES AND EXPERIMENTS TO EXPLORE SUB-CULTURE ACROSS WALKS OF LIFE, TOGETHER AS A CREATIVE COMMUNITY.


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL HAS BEEN A GHOST OCCURRENCE IN BOMBAY, INDIA THOUGH THE THREE OF ITS PAST EDITIONS WERE HELD IN THE HEART OF 2 MAJOR SUBURBS OF THE CITY.


HOST: HUZEFA

HOST: YAKUTA

HOST: ANIRUDDHA

ETC ETC… HOST: AYESHA

HOST: EVANS

ART DEMOCRACY AND INCLUSION IS ENGINEERED INTO THE FESTIVAL WITH MULTIPLE HOSTS FOR MULTIPLE EVENTS WHO RUN IT AS THEY IMAGINE IT.


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL IS DESIGNED TO BRING TOGETHER A COMMUNITY OF THOSE WHO MAKE AND / OR LOVE EXPERIMENTAL EXPERIENCES. ENTRY IS BY ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION AND FUNCTION ONLY.


NO IMAGES OR VIDEOS FROM ANY OF THE PAST EDITIONS (2012/13/14) HAVE BEEN PUBLICLY SHARED TO RETAIN ITS SECRECY.


THE BLACKOUT TIMELINE

THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 2012

DATES: 21-12-2012 – 23-12-2012 VENUE: 2-BEDROOM APARTMENT IN ANDHERI, MUMBAI GUESTS: 200+ OVER 3 DAYS AND NIGHTS


WHAT HAPPENED?

MUSIC, ARTS, FILMS, FOOD, SPA, GAMING, GAMBLING INCLUDING THE LAUNCH OF A BOOK, A WEB SERIES AND THE DEBUT PERFORMANCE FOR A NEW ELECTRONIC MUSIC ALBUM ++


WHAT HAPPENED?

REJECTED SPONSORSHIP REQUESTS FROM LEADING ALCOHOL COMPANIES AND A BLUE CHIP COMPANY


WHAT HAPPENED?

VARIOUS MENTIONS IN MAINSTREAM MEDIA AND WORD OF MOUTH SPREAD ACROSS THE INDIA AND OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY


WHAT HAPPENED?

PULLED OFF THE INTERNET A WEEK BEFORE THE FESTIVAL TO AVOID AN IMMINENT STAMPEDE AT THE VENUE


WHAT HAPPENED?

THE LEAD CURATOR GETS INVITED TO TOTAL MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ARTS (SEOUL), THE OLDEST PRIVATE MUSEUM IN SOUTH KOREA TO PRESENT THE FESTIVAL


THE BLACKOUT TIMELINE

THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 2013

DATES: 20-12-2013 – 22-12-2013 VENUE: APARTMENT TERRACE AT BANDSTAND, BANDRA GUESTS: 300+ OVER 3 DAYS AND NIGHTS SUPPORTED BY GRIPHIN QUICK FILMS, MUMBAI AND FRIENDS OF BLACKOUT


WHAT HAPPENED?

INSTALLATION EXHIBITION, MULTI-SCREEN FILM FESTIVAL, REMOTE-CONTROLLED CAR RACES, TERRACE CAMPING, DANCE KARAOKE, QUAD SENSOR PERFORMANCES ++


WHAT HAPPENED?

REJECTED SPONSORSHIP REQUESTS FROM THE SAME BLUE CHIP COMPANY AGAIN, MORE ALCOHOL COMPANIES AND OTHERS INCLUDING AN ITALIAN SCOOTER GIANT


WHAT HAPPENED?

PROJECTION-BOMBED BUILDINGS IN THE CITY WITH THE BLACKOUT MESSAGE “YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE THERE” INCLUDING INDIA’S LEADING ACTOR, SHAHRUKH KHAN’S OFFICE BUILDING


… WHAT HAPPENED?

THE FESTIVAL WAS BUILT AROUND 52 ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTIONS – ARTWORKS, SUB-PLOTS, EVENTS, PERFORMANCES, FOOD, FILMS, FESTIVAL DÉCOR


WHAT HAPPENED?

ACCEPTED ENTRY FEES OF SPECIFIED FOOD AND DRINKS INGREDIENTS TO COLLECTIVELY CREATE TWO WHOLESOME CROWD-SOURCED EXPERIMENTAL DINNERS


WHAT HAPPENED?

THE CORE BLACKOUT CREW MEMBERS LIVED ON THE ROOFTOP VENUE THROUGH THE FESTIVAL BY BUILDING SITE-SPECIFIC SLEEPING AREAS AND USING TENTS AS WORKING AREAS.


WHAT HAPPENED?

USED ALL THE WASTE GENERATED AT THE FESTIVAL TO MAKE TRASH-WORKS


WHAT HAPPENED?

AND EVERYTHING MADE FOR AND AT BLACKOUT WAS SOLD IN A CLOSING AUCTION. WHAT WASN’T AUCTIONED WAS IMMEDIATELY SOLD IN A FLEA MARKET TO SHOWCASE THE IDEA OF ART DEMOCRACY.


THE BLACKOUT TIMELINE

THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 2014

DATES: 19-12-2014 – 21-12-2014 VENUE: URBAN APARTMENT TERRACE AT BANDSTAND, BANDRA GUESTS: 10 RESIDENT ARTISTS AND A FEW FRIENDS


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 2014

FOCUS ON EXPERIMENTAL CREATION


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 19-21 DECEMBER 2014

THE BLACKOUT ULTIMATUM

3-DAY-NIGHT MULTI-ARTIST-DISCIPLINE RESIDENCY PROGRAM


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 19-21 DECEMBER 2014

THE BLACKOUT ULTIMATUM (RESIDENCY PROGRAM)

10 ARTISTS FROM AS MANY DISCIPLINES CAME TOGETHER TO LIVE AND CREATE IN A COMPRESSED URBAN SETTING IN MUMBAI – A ROOFTOP OF A SEA-FACING APARTMENT IN MUMBAI’S UPSCALE BANDSTAND AREA.


THE BLACKOUT ULTIMATUM (RESIDENCY PROGRAM)

THE 10 ARTISTS WERE COUPLED AND EACH PAIR WAS GIVEN A TENT AND A MINIMAL PRODUCTION BUDGET


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 19-21 DECEMBER 2014

THE BLACKOUT ULTIMATUM (RESIDENCY PROGRAM)

AT THE END OF THE 3 DAYS, THE ARTIST PAIRS RETURNED THE TENTS AS COLLABORATIVE PIECES


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 19-21 DECEMBER 2014

THE BLACKOUT ULTIMATUM (RESIDENCY PROGRAM)

A TENT WAS CHOSEN AS THE CANVAS TO EXPLORE POSSIBILITIES OF TINY SPACES AS ALTERNATIVE LIVING, ARTWORKS OR INTERACTIVE EXPERIENCES IN AN URBAN CONTEXT


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 19-21 DECEMBER 2014

THE BLACKOUT ULTIMATUM (RESIDENCY PROGRAM)

THE 5 TENTS WILL BE TAKEN TO PUBLIC SPACES IN MUMBAI AND EXHIBITED AS LIVE INSTALLATIONS THAT ARE FREE TO EXPERIENCE


THE BLACKOUT TIMELINE

BLACKOUTBASEL (Logo to be developed)

THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 2015: SWISS EDITION

DATES: SEPTEMBER 2015 VENUE: AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL (BASEL, SWITZERLAND) IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PRO-HELVETIA THE SWISS ARTS COUNCIL & ATELIER MONDIAL


#BLACKOUTBASEL

EXPERIMENTAL EXHIBITIONS & EXPERIENCES


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015 THE INSIGHT ART IS IN GALLERIES. CULTURE IS IN THE STREETS. THE INQUIRY WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU SWAP ART AND CULTURE IN THESE SPACES? THE INTERVENTION AN INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL AT THE INTERSECTION OF CUTTING-EDGE EXPRESSION AND ACTIVE SUB-CULTURE ERASING THE LINE BETWEEN THE GALLERY AND THE PUBLIC SPACE, THE ARTIST AND THE AUDIENCE.


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015 THE CURATORIAL VISION TO BUILD A COMMUNITY OF EXPERIMENTAL ARTISTS AND APPRECIATORS WHO WILL CONTINUE TO ENGAGE, SHARE AND COLLABORATE WITH EACH OTHER EXPANDING THE ORIGINAL NETWORK INTO THE FUTURE AND MAKING THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL AN ANNUAL URBAN CELEBRATION IN BASEL. THE BLACKOUT WILL FUNCTION AS A WHOLESOME CULTURE MACHINE FUSING EVERYTHING URBAN IN UNCONVENTIONAL FORMATS TO INVENT AND DEVELOP ORIGINAL IDEAS AND UNIQUE EXPERIENCES IN THE CITY OF BASEL. NEW ON-GOING PROJECTS WILL BE DEVELOPED IN COLLABORATION WITH SWISS ARTISTS, STUDENTS, INSTITUTIONS AND BUSINESSES THAT CAN BE PRESENTED AT #BLACKOUTBASEL.


ALL DEVELOPMENTS BETWEEN MAY – SEPTEMBER 2015 WILL BE RECORDED AND ARCHIVED ON SOCIAL MEDIA WITH

#BLACKOUTBASEL THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 2015


#BLACKOUTBASEL

THE SPACE


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL IS AN EXHIBITION SPACE, WHICH PROVIDES A PLATFORM FOR ARTISTS LIVING AND WORKING IN BASEL. WE PRESENT, DISCUSS AND PROMOTE THEIR ARTISTIC PRACTICE BRINGING IT TO PUBLIC ATTENTION. WE CONSIDER THE EXHIBITION SPACE TO BE A MEETING PLACE BETWEEN CONTEMPORARY ART AND THE PUBLIC. THE AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM ALSO APPLIES ITS EXPERIMENTAL APPROACH TO ITS IMPORTANT ROLE WITHIN THE VARIOUS CITYWIDE EXHIBITION PROJECTS SUCH AS MUSEUM NIGHT AND REGIONALE. AN IMPORTANT FEATURE OF THE AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM IS THE PROMOTION OF YOUNG TALENT. THE AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL DISCOVERS AND PRESENTS INNOVATIVE ARTISTIC WORK AND PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR CURATORS TO DEVELOP IDEAS WITHIN A PROFESSIONAL FRAMEWORK. HOWEVER, WE ARE ALSO KEEN TO PROMOTE AND PRESENT IMPORTANT POSITIONS FROM OLDER GENERATIONS OF ARTISTS. THE AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL WAS FIRST ESTABLISHED BY AN ARTIST INITIATIVE IN 1974 WITHIN THE KASERNE AREA. SINCE THEN IT HAS BEEN RUN BY A CHANGING COALITION OF ARTISTS AND ART MEDIATORS SUCH AS ART-HISTORIANS AND CURATORS. WWW.AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM.CH/ WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM.KLINGENTAL





#BLACKOUTBASEL

ROADMAP


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015 THE ROADMAP MAY – AUGUST 2015 – BUILD GLOBAL EXPERIMENTAL COMMUNITY IN BASEL DEVELOP MONTHLY EXPERIMENTAL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS AT A.K. TO ENGAGE WITH ARTISTS AND AN AUDIENCE TO BUILD CONTEXT AND CONTENT FOR THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL. NETWORK WITH ARTISTS TO CURATE EXHIBITS AND INSTALLATIONS, PRODUCE PERFORMANCES, CREATE EXPERIMENTS ACROSS PRACTICES FOR THE FESTIVAL. RESEARCH SUB-CULTURE IN SWISS SOCIETY. BUILD CULTURAL EXCHANGE BY SHOWCASING EXPERIMENTAL INDIAN AND INTERNATIONAL WORKS AND PROJECTS ACROSS ARTISTIC PRACTICES AT LEAST TWICE VERY MONTH. 05 – 20 SEPTEMBER 2015 – EXHIBITION THE PRIVATE BLACKOUT COLLECTIONS [OPEN TO PUBLIC] 11,12, 13 SEPTEMBER 2015 – PRIVATE & EXCLUSIVE SECRET CELEBRATION #BLACKOUTBASEL - THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 2015: SWISS EDITION


#BLACKOUTBASEL

BUILDING THE COMMUNITY


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015 MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES A MINIMUM OF TWO EXPERIMENTAL EVENTS EVERY MONTH THROUGH MAY – AUGUST 2015 TO ENGAGE WITH ARTISTS ACROSS DIFFERENT PRACTICES TO SHOWCASE WORK, INTEGRATE CULTURAL EXCHANGE AND BUILD A RELEVANT AUDIENCE. THERE WILL BE ONE MAJOR BLOCKBUSTER OF THE MONTH EVENT FROM MAY – AUGUST. LIVE PERFORMANCES - LIVE CINEMA PROJECT - LIVE AND SPONTANEOUS LIVE EXPERIMENTS - HUMAN INSTRUMENTS - LIVE TRIBES - LOCAL PORTALS - QUAD SENSOR - SMASHED WITH SMASH

LIVE EXCHANGE - PROJECTS FROM INDIA (FILMS, MUSIC, ART) - THRILLR (DANCE) - VISUALIZER-CENTRAL (CODE ART) - LIVE ROOM (AUDIO-VISUAL-DANCE) SOCIAL EVENINGS - GAMING NIGHTS - LIVE FEED (FOOD & DRINKS)


#BLACKOUTBASEL

EVENTS

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ALL THE FOLLOWING ARE EVENTS UNDER DEVELOPMENT AND ARE BASED ON THE CURATOR’S IMAGINARY PLAN TO BUILD A NEW EXPERIMENTAL COMMUNITY. THE CHRONOLOGY, DETAILS AND ARTISTS OF THESE EVENTS MAY CHANGE IN THE COURSE OF TIME WITH ADDITIONS, DELETIONS AND EVOLUTIONS. SOME OF THE ARTISTS MENTIONED STILL NEED TO BE CONFIRMED. YOUR IDEAS, ADDITIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS TO THESE EVENTS ARE WELCOME SO PLEASE DO GET IN TOUCH!


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

MAY

12

MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES

TUESDAY: CURATOR’S NETWORK DINNER

CURATOR-IN-RESIDENCE: AN INTRODUCTION BY SHAZEB ARIF S. PRESENTATION: THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL FOOD / DRINK EXPERIMENT: LIVE FEED - VOLUME 1

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TUESDAY: CURATOR’S NETWORK DINNER

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TUESDAY: CURATOR’S NETWORK DINNER

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#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

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12

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TUESDAY: CURATOR’S NETWORK DINNER

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12

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TUESDAY: CURATOR’S NETWORK DINNER

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#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

MAY

MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES SAMPLE CALENDAR

EXPERIMENTAL PRACTICES IN INDIA THE CARNIVAL OF E-CREATIVITY (CEC): A DOCUMENTARY ON INDIA’S ANNUAL EXPERIMENTAL GATHERING JINGRWAI (IDENTITY SONGS OF WAR): ASHHAR FAROOQUI ON A SINGING VILLAGE IN MEGHALAYA, INDIA

YAMUNA: SIN;DROME ON PURGING THE YAMUNA RIVER

DUDRO: DHANYA PILO / PARMAL PHADKE


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

JUN

MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES SAMPLE CALENDAR

THE MASTERPLAN MEETING AND MASTERMIND PARTY

DISCUSSION #BLACKOUTBASEL ROADMAP

(AFTER SITE-SPECIFIC PLANNING IN BASEL)

AFTER PARTY! INTRODUCING THE BROTH OF HELL DRINK EXPERIMENT THRILLR (VIDEO KARAOKE) THE EMBODIMENT OF BOLLYWOOD WITH DANCE KARAOKE (REPEAT THE STEPS, NOT THE LYRICS)


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

JUN

MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES SAMPLE CALENDAR

SUNDAY SIESTA SLACK: INDULGENCE AND THERAPY

AN EASY GOING NOON TO SUNSET EVENT FOR PEOPLE TO MEET EACH OTHER INFORMALLY AND ENGAGE IN SOCIAL EXPERIENCES.

THERAPY: BINAURAL BEATS GROUP MASSAGES EXPERIMENTAL RELAXATION TECHNIQUES INDULGENCE: SUNNY COCKTAILS ORIGINAL BOARD GAMES YOUR YOUTUBE PLAYLISTS INDIE INDIAN MUSIC VIDEOS THE ARTIST BY YOO MOK YON (SOUTH KOREA)


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

JUN

MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES SAMPLE CALENDAR

FRIDAY: GOURMET GAMING

A SENSORIAL BLACKOUT WHERE THE SOUNDS OF THE LIVE COOK OUT WILL MERGE WITH A DEEP DRUM’N’BASS SET TO BECOME A BACKGROUND SCORE FROM HELL FOR THE GAMERS IN THE HOUSE. GAMES: LAN: UNREAL TOURNAMENT LAN: COUNTER STRIKE PS3: TEKKEN PS3: NEED FOR SPEED POKER BEER PONG +++ MUSIC: DRUM’N’BASS SETS FROM INDIA (KARGO PLUGGY, SADAHNMO, KHOPARZI) FOOD: LIVE FEED (BROTH + FOOD)


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

JUN

MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES SAMPLE CALENDAR

EXPERIMENTAL FEATURE FILMS FROM INDIA

KSHAY MULTIPLE INTERNATIONAL AWARD WINNING BLACK AND WHITE PSYCHOLOGICAL DRAMA CHITRA SUTRAM (THE IMAGE THREADS): A NATIONAL-AWARD WINNING EXPERIMENTAL MALAYALAM FILM


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES

JUN

18-20 OPEN STUDIO (THURS)

SHOWCASE OF #BLACKOUTBASEL AND DEVELOPMENT OF NEW PROJECTS HOSTED AT ATELIER MONDIAL (DREISPITZ, BASEL)

THE HUMAN INSTRUMENTS @ OPEN STUDIO (THURS)

A PARTICIPATIVE VOCAL AND MUSICAL COLLABORATION BETWEEN A COMPUTER AND HUMAN BEINGS

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#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

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JUN

18-20 INCH - LIVE CINEMA PROJECT WITH LIONEL DENTAN & POL (SAT)

LIVE EXPERIMENTAL SOUND PERFORMANCE BY SWISS ARTIST LIONEL DENTAN AND POL IN COLLABORATION WITH A LIVE CINEMA PROJECT PRESENTED BY SHAZEB ARIF S.

BLOCKBUSTER OF THE MONTH


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

JUN

MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES SAMPLE CALENDAR

EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS FROM INDIA & SWITZERLAND KYTA (KARMA YATRI TRAVEL AND ART) WHAT HAPPENS WHEN 10 ARTISTS FROM AS MANY DISCIPLINES COME TOGETHER TO CREATE A UNIFIED PIECE WITHIN A PERIOD OF ONE MONTH. SET IN THE GORGEOUS HIMALAYAS, KYTA IS A TRAVEL AND ART EXPERIMENT. THE STORY OF LIGHT A PUBLIC SPACE PROJECT AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART, SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY AS INDIA’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT (2015). THE MUMBAI LANDMARK PROJECT A VISIONARY INITIATIVE TO PRODUCE 12 MODERN-DAY MONUMENTS OR TECHNOLOGICAL MARVELS FOR MUMBAI CITY. +++


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

JUN

MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES SAMPLE CALENDAR

EXPERIMENTAL PROJECTS FROM INDIA & SWITZERLAND

KYTA (KARMA YATRI TRAVEL AND ART) WHAT HAPPENS WHEN 10 ARTISTS FROM AS MANY DISCIPLINES COME TOGETHER TO CREATE A UNIFIED PIECE WITHIN A PERIOD OF ONE MONTH. SET IN THE GORGEOUS HIMALAYAS, KYTA IS A TRAVEL AND ART EXPERIMENT. THE STORY OF LIGHT A PUBLIC SPACE PROJECT AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART, SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY AS INDIA’S CONTRIBUTION TO THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF LIGHT (2015). THE MUMBAI LANDMARK PROJECT A VISIONARY INITIATIVE TO PRODUCE 12 MODERN-DAY MONUMENTS OR TECHNOLOGICAL MARVELS FOR MUMBAI CITY. ROADSHOW: SOUTH KOREA MEETS NORTH EAST INDIA A PARALLEL TRACK DIPLOMACY PROJECT BUILDING A BRIDGE BETWEEN ARTISTS & CURATORS FROM SOUTH KOREA AND THE CULTURALLY EXPLOSIVE, NORTH EAST INDIA +++


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

JUL

MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES SAMPLE CALENDAR

EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL

PROPOSED ARTISTS AND CURATORS STEPHANIE MANRIQUE (FRANCE) FILM MAKER

MARTA MUNOZ (SPAIN) PERFORMANCE ARTIST

FADU SHAKE (PAKISTAN) FILM MAKER

STEPHAN KOPERL AND SYLWIA WINKLER GERMANY) PERFORMANCE ARTIST

DARCY GLADWIN (AUSTRALIA) FILM MAKER

HAILY GRENET (KOREA) CURATOR

REEMA SENGUPTA (INDIA) FILM MAKER

NITESH MOHANTY (INDIA) CURATOR

SHANGLIN WU (TAIWAN) CURATOR

DAMIAN LINOSSI (ARGENTINA) PHOTOGRAPHER AND FILM ARTIST


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

JUL

MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES

EURO CURATOR’S NETWORK

DISCUSSION AND PRESENTATIONS BY CURATORS FROM EUROPE SHARE PROJECTS AND ARTISTS SHOWCASE IDEAS AND FRAMEWORKS SET UP NEW COLLABORATIONS

FOOD EXPERIMENT WESTERNIZED INDIAN FOOD / INDIANIZED WESTERN FOOD THE INFAMOUS INDIAN BETELNUT ABSTRACTED AS A SALAD

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MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES

LIVE EXCHANGE / LIVE FEED

BIG MOMMA’S BUFFET A COLLECTION OF CROWD-SOURCED DRINKS, DISHES AND DESSERTS. EACH ITEM COMES WITH A NAME, RECIPE AND PHOTOGRAPH OF THE MAKER – WHETHER SHE IS YOUR REAL MOTHER OR ANYONE ELSE. ALL THE ITEMS ARE SPREAD OUT ON A TABLE FOR A PHOTO-OP BEFORE WE START THE LUNCH.

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#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

JUL

MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES

BOOMBONIC BLOCK PARTY

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BLOCKBUSTER OF THE MONTH

PAINT DAY PUBLIC SPACE WALLS (WITH PERMISSIONS): COLLABORATION BETWEEN STREET ARTISTS AND THE PUBLIC AUTOMASHER 5 PAINTED VEHICLES AS DESIGNER PIECES REMOTE CONTROLLED CAR RACING AND CUSTOM OBSTACLE COURSES EXPERIMENTAL FOOD / DRINKS COLLABORATION BETWEEN LOCAL FOOD BUSINESSES, CHEFS, COOKING ENTHUSIASTS AND THE PEOPLE EXPERIMENTAL PERFORMANCES SPONTANEOUS COLLABORATIONS BETWEEN MUSIC, DANCE AND VIDEO ARTISTS

SETH / GLOBEPAINTER (FRA)


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

AUG

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LIVE EXCHANGE

CODE AS VISUAL AND PERFORMANCE ART A SHOWCASE OF DATA VISUALIZATION AND GENERATIVE VISUAL SOFTWARE CREATED BY ARTISTS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. ALSO, AN EXPLORATION INTO THE PRACTICE OF LIVE CODING PERFORMANCES. PROPOSED ARTISTS CHRISTIAN ETTER (SWITZERLAND) KENNETH NEWBY (CANADA) EUGENE KOGAN (USA) JOSHUA BATTY (USA) JASON LEVINE (USA) HEMANT SREEKUMAR (INDIA)

EUGENE KOGAN


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MONTHLY EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES SAMPLE CALENDAR

LIVE AND SPONTANEOUS LIVE ROOM (ONLINE CONCERT SERIES) VIA SHIVNAKAUN STUDIOS VINNY BHAGAT HAS BEEN COLLABORATING WITH CROSSDISCIPLINARY ARTISTS IN HIS STUDIO IN NEW DELHI, INDIA WHILE BRINGING IN OTHER ARTISTS FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD VIRTUALLY INTO THE PERFORMANCE ON HIS PRIVATE SERVER. IN THIS SESSION, EXPERIMENTAL SWISS PERFORMERS WILL MEET THEIR INDIAN COUNTERPARTS ON THE INTERNET FOR THE WORLD TO SEE. THE PERFORMANCE WILL LINK NEW DELHI (SHIVNAKAUN STUDIOS) – BASEL (AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL) – MORE COUNTRIES


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AUG

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LIVE EXCHANGE

EUROADSHOW: SWITZERLAND / GERMANY / FRANCE THE ROADSHOW WILL BE A TRAVELLING GROUP OF ARTISTS AND CURATORS WHO WILL EMBARK UPON A JOURNEY TOGETHER TO EXPLORE A PLACE OR A SITUATION OVER A FEW DAYS. THE LARGER GROUP (FOR EXAMPLE, 25 MEMBERS) WILL BE BROKEN INTO SMALLER GROUPS (FOR EXAMPLE, 5 MEMBERS) THAT WILL EACH HAVE A CURATOR. THROUGH THE DAYS, THE GROUPS ARE FREE TO EXPLORE THE CHOSEN LOCATIONS COMPLETELY WITHOUT AN AGENDA AND CREATE ART ACTIONS OR EXHIBITIONS SPONTANEOUSLY. IN THE EVENINGS, ALL THE GROUPS COME TOGETHER AND SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES OF THE DAY WITH EVERYONE ELSE.


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

AUG

LIVE EXCHANGE

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BLOCKBUSTER OF THE MONTH

BASEL PREMIERE LEAGUE AROUND THE INDIAN INDEPENDENCE DAY, WE WILL CELEBRATE A SPORT THAT INDIA IS OBSESSED WITH BUT WHICH SWITZERLAND HAS NEVER PLAYED INTERNATIONALLY. A CHAMPIONSHIP OF BOX-CRICKET INVOLVING ARTISTS, CURATORS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC IN A MINI TOURNAMENT OF THE GAME INDIA IS OBSESSED WITH. BASED ON THE ‘CRICKETAINMENT’ MODEL, BASEL PREMIERE LEAGUE WILL MIMIC THE INDIAN PREMIERE LEAGUE BUT WILL BE PLAYED IN A BACKYARD. THE BASEL PREMIERE LEAGUE WILL FEATURE CUSTOMDESIGNED TEAM UNIFORMS, A LIVE KITCHEN AND DRINKS BAR, AN ARTISTIC TROPHY FOR THE WINNING TEAM, CHEERLEADERS, STAND UP COMEDY FOR COMMENTARY AND EVEN THE FORBIDDEN BETTING RACKET!


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NEW PROJECTS


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015 NEW PROJECTS THROUGH THE FIRST 4 MONTHS OF THE PROJECT, A MULTITUDE OF ON-GOING EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH AND ARTISTIC PROJECTS WILL BE INITIATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LOCAL ARTISTS, STUDENT GROUPS, INSTITUTIONS AND BUSINESSES. THESE PROJECTS WILL BE HEADQUARTERED AT AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL AND EXHIBITED AT #BLACKOUTBASEL IN SEPTEMBER. AN AUDIO ART ALBUM -HUMAN INSTRUMENTS

A FUTURE FESTIVAL PROJECT - TO BE DISCUSSED

AN URBAN ART PROJECT - PROJECTION BOMBERS

A LIVE VIDEO ART PROJECT - LIVE TRIBES

A PUBLIC DOMAIN PROJECT - HISTORY REMIXED

A RECIPE PROJECT - LIVE FEED

A VISUAL NOVELLA - RUBY DAYMAKER

A FASHION PROJECT - POETICA

A LIVE WEB PROJECT - WEBSITE GIF JAM

AN URBAN LANDMARK -TO BE PLANNED IN BASEL

A PERFORMANCE ART FILM PROJECT - LAPSE

A WEB SHOW - SMASHED WITH SMASH


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

NEW PROJECTS PROPOSED FRAMEWORKS

HUMAN INSTRUMENTS AN AUDIO ART RESEARCH AND PERFORMANCE PROJECT A PART-MACHINE PART-HUMAN AUDIO COLLABORATION THE HUMAN INSTRUMENTS TURNS AROUND THE IDEA OF A HUMAN BEING MAKING MUSIC USING COMPUTERS TO A COMPUTER MAKING MUSIC USING 8 HUMAN PERFORMERS AS ITS INSTRUMENTS. AS A RESULT, IT FORMS A HYPOTHESIS OF WHAT A COMPUTER WOULD SOUND LIKE IF IT WERE TO MAKE MUSIC ON ITS OWN. THE PROJECT ALSO MAKES THE HUMAN PARTICIPANTS EXPERIENCE A NEW PARADIGM IN PERFORMANCE AND INSTRUMENTATION THAT IS COMPLETELY REACTIVE IN NATURE. HUMAN INSTRUMENTS WILL BE CONDUCTED IN MULTIPLE SOLO AND GROUP SESSIONS WITH PERFORMERS OF VARIOUS KINDS TO CREATE A RESEARCH-BASED AUDIO-ART ALBUM THAT WILL BE PRESENTED AT #BLACKOUTBASEL.


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

NEW PROJECTS PROPOSED FRAMEWORKS

LIVE TRIBES A LIVE VIDEO AND CULTURAL RESEARCH PROJECT THE AUDIENCE GOES TRIBAL. THEIR PORTRAITS GO VIRAL. THE LIVE TRIBES PROJECT RESEARCHES BODY PAINTING TECHNIQUES OF DIFFERENT TRIBES AROUND THE WORLD. •IN EVERY SESSION OF THE PROJECT, WE CHOOSE A TRIBE AS THE THEME AND THE AUDIENCE IS INVITED INSIDE A TENT DURING A LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE. •IN THE TENT, THE AUDIENCE MEMBER’S FACE IS PAINTED WHICH IS STREAMED BACK IN REAL-TIME AS THE VISUALIZATION ON A PROJECTOR IN THE PERFORMANCE AREA. •AFTER THE PAINTING IS COMPLETE, EVERY MEMBER’S TRIBAL PORTRAIT IS DIRECTLY UPLOADED TO TWITTER FROM INSIDE THE TENT. •AT THE END OF THE PERFORMANCE, ALL THE AUDIENCE MEMBERS VISUALLY BECOME A TRIBE BECAUSE OF THEIR PAINTED APPEARANCES. • A LIVE POTRAIT EXHIBITION IS CREATED ON TWITTER WITH #LIVETRIBES #BLACKOUTBASEL • AFTER MULTIPLE SESSIONS, A BOOK OF TRIBAL PORTRAITS IS CREATED USING URBAN PEOPLE


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

NEW PROJECTS PROPOSED FRAMEWORKS

RUBY DAYMAKER A VISUAL NOVELLA A COLLABORATION BETWEEN POETRY AND VISUAL STORYTELLING RUBY DAYMAKER IS A LONG-FORMAT POEM WRITTEN WITH EXPERIMENTAL RHYTHMIC STRUCTURES AND FOLLOWING THE EPIC CONVENTION OF THE CONFLICT BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL. THE POET, SHAZEB S., WROTE THE PIECE WHERE THE TEXT OCCUPIED ONLY A PART OF HIS TOTAL IMAGINATION. WITH THIS PROJECT, A SWISS ILLUSTRATOR WILL GIVE LIFE TO THE REST OF THE VISUAL IMAGINATION TO CREATE A GRAPHIC NOVEL. THE BOOK WILL BE EXHIBITED AT #BLACKOUTBASEL


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

NEW PROJECTS PROPOSED FRAMEWORKS

AN URBAN LANDMARK TO BE BUILT IN BASEL MODERN DAY MONUMENTS OR PERMANENT ART PROJECTS FOR URBAN SPACES WITH THIS PROJECT, THE VISION IS TO ESTABLISH A MODERN DAY MONUMENT IN BASEL THAT WILL BE A LOCALLY LOVED BUT WILL BECOME A GLOBALLY RECOGNIZED SYMBOL OF BASEL OVER THE YEARS TO COME. THE URBAN LANDMARK IS PROPOSED AS A COLLABORATION BETWEEN ARTISTS AND THE LOCAL RESIDENTS, THE CORPORATION AND THE GOVERNMENT. THE PEOPLE WILL CONTRIBUTE TO THE MAKING OF THE URBAN LANDMARK EITHER BEFORE, DURING OR AFTER ITS CREATION TO MAKE IT A COLLECTIVE SYMBOL OF BASEL. EITHER THE MONUMENT ITSELF OR A PRESENTATION OF THE VISION WILL BE EXHIBITED AT #BLACKOUTBASEL


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

NEW PROJECTS PROPOSED FRAMEWORKS

THE 4G FESTIVAL A FESTIVAL IN THE FUTURE PROJECT A NEW, UNIQUE FRAMEWORK FOR A GLOBAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL FESTIVALS ARE NOW COMMONPLACE ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR CROSS-CULTURAL EXPERIENCES CELEBRATING SPECIFIC AND MIXED FORMS OF ART FROM MUSIC TO FOOD, FROM FILMS TO CULTURE. THIS PROJECT WILL LOOK INTO THE PAST AND THE PRESENT TO FIND A NEED-GAP STILL TO BE OCCUPIED IN A FESTIVAL FORMAT IN THE NEAR FUTURE. THE LARGEST OBJECTIVE OF THE PROJECT BEING TO CREATE A REASON GOOD ENOUGH FOR PEOPLE THE WORLD OVER TO COME TOGETHER. A MOCK PRESENTATION OF THE FESTIVAL WILL BE SHOWCASED AT #BLACKOUTBASEL.


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

NEW PROJECTS PROPOSED FRAMEWORKS

NEAR-HISTORY (REMIXED) A PUBLIC DOMAIN PROJECT MANY COLLECTIONS OF TEXT, ART, SOUND, IMAGES AND VIDEOS HAVE ENTERED OR BEEN RELEASED INTO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN RECENTLY THIS PROJECT WILL CREATE A PLATFORM FOR REMIXING RECENT HISTORY BY ARTISTS AND CURATORS USING CREATIVE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY THAT IS NOW OPEN FOR ANY ONE TO USE. THE PROJECT ALSO REFLECTS THE CURRENT-DAY, CREATIVE COMMONS FRAMEWORK. THE AVAILABLE CREATIVE RESOURCES NOW IN PUBLIC DOMAIN WILL BE RESEARCHED AND LISTED BY THE PROJECT WHILE CREATING MULTIPLE SUB-PROJECTS BY VARIOUS ARTISTS. A COLLECTION OF WORKS FROM THIS PROJECT WILL BE EXHIBITED AT #BLACKOUTBASEL.


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

NEW PROJECTS PROPOSED FRAMEWORKS

POETICA A FASHION PROJECT AN EXPERIMENTAL LINE OF FASHION & ACCESSORIES THIS PROJECT WILL MERGE FASHION WITH OTHER PRACTICES SUCH AS POETRY, MUSIC, PHOTOGRAPHY, SCULPTURE, TECHNOLOGY AND MORE TO CREATE A NEW EXPERIMENTAL SERIES OF CLOTHES, SHOES AND ACCESSORIES. THE PIECES MADE FOR THIS PROJECT WILL BE SHOWCASED IN A FASHION SHOW IN THE PUBLIC SPACE DURING #BLACKOUTBASEL.


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

NEW PROJECTS PROPOSED FRAMEWORKS

LAPSE A PERFORMANCE ART RESEARCH AND FILM PROJECT THE FUTURE OF DISEASES LAPSE IS A FICTIONAL STORY WRITTEN BY SHAZEB S., THAT AIMS TO EXPERIMENT WITH TIME AND SPACE AS SENSORIALLY EXPERIENCED THROUGH CINEMA. THE PROTAGONIST OF THE STORY HAS TO SYNCH HIS OR HER BODY TO A GRADIENT OF TIME SIGNATURES AS AN EXPERIMENT IN EXTENDING THE ENTIRE HUMAN BODY TO METHOD ACTING. THE SCREENPLAY AND A SERIES OF VISUAL TESTS WILL BE DEVELOPED IN THIS PROJECT. LAPSE WILL BE PRESENTED AT #BLACKOUTBASEL AS A SEED TO A FULL-FLEDGED FEATURE FILM PROJECT.


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

NEW PROJECTS PROPOSED FRAMEWORKS

PROJECTION BOMBERS AN URBAN ART PROJECT GUERRILLA PUBLIC SPACE INTERVENTIONS AS A CAMPAIGN FOR #BLACKOUTBASEL THIS PROJECT WILL INVOLVE UNDERCOVER PROJECTION BOMBING OF BLACKOUT GIFS IN VARIOUS PUBLIC SPACES TO ADVERTISE THE FESTIVAL. VIDEOS OF THE PROJECTION BOMBING WILL BE SHOWCASED AT #BLACKOUTBASEL


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

NEW PROJECTS PROPOSED FRAMEWORKS

LIVE FEED A FOOD AND DRINKS RECIPE PROJECT A COLLISION OF CUISINES ON INSTAGRAM THIS PROJECT WILL ARCHIVE ALL THE FOOD DISHES AND DRINKS THAT ARE CONCOCTED DURING FOOD EXPERIMENTS AT AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL IN THE RESIDENCY PERIOD. IMAGES WITH RECIPES WILL BE EXHIBITED ON INSTAGRAM WITH #COLLISIONOFCUISINES THE FAVOURITE RECIPES WILL RETURN TO THE KITCHEN AND THE BAR DURING FOOD EVENTS AT #BLACKOUTBASEL


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

NEW PROJECTS PROPOSED FRAMEWORKS

BLACKOUTBASEL.CH A LIVE AND INTERACTIVE WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA PROJECT AN EVOLVING VIRTUAL INSTALLATION OF GIFS THE HOME PAGE OF THE #BLACKOUTBASEL WEBSITE WILL BE A LIVE VISUAL ART COLLABORATION BETWEEN ARTISTS. THE WEBSITE PROJECT WILL BEGIN WITH ONE SIMPLE GIF ANIMATION AND THEN THE REST OF THE STORY WILL UNFOLD AD-HOC BY ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTIONS. ARTISTS CAN SHARE THEIR GIFS WITH #BLACKOUTBASEL AND THE STORY WILL BE MODERATED BY THE CURATOR, SHAZEB S. THE WEBSITE WILL BE THE PRIMARY FORM OF COMMUNICATION FOR #BLACKOUTBASEL


#BLACKOUTBASEL MAY - SEPTEMBER 2015

NEW PROJECTS PROPOSED FRAMEWORKS

SMASHED WITH SMASH A WEB SHOW PROJECT A SOCIAL EXPERIMENT – YOU ARE CLOSEST TO THE TRUTH WHEN YOU ARE DRUNK. FACEBOOK MADE EVERYBODY A STAR IN THEIR OWN SOCIAL NETWORKS WHILE TWITTER MADE YOU TREND THE WORLD OVER. NOW IS THE TIME TO REALLY GET TO KNOW YOU! THIS PROJECT WILL BUILD A FICTIONAL CHARACTER, SIR SMASHED WHO WILL INTERVIEW PERSONALITIES FROM VARIOUS WALKS OF LIFE WHO ARE FAIRLY POPULAR ONLINE ON A LIVE CHAT SHOW. THE TWIST? THE SHOW BEGINS WITH SIR SMASHED GETTING HIS GUESTS DRUNK BEFORE THE INTERVIEW BEGINS. AND THROUGH THE SHOW, THE GUESTS, THE HOST AND THE AUDIENCE CONTINUE TO GET SMASHED TO REVEAL MORE TRUTH AND LAUGHTER THAN IS NEEDED. A LIVE INTERVIEW WILL BE HOSTED TO LAUNCH THE FIRST SEASON OF SMASHED WITH SMASH AT #BLACKOUTBASEL


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THE FESTIVAL


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 11-13 SEPTEMBER 2015 THE PROMOTIONS A SERIES OF MASSIVE CARDBOARD ROBOTS WILL BE FOUND IN PROMINENT PUBLIC PLACES AND STREETS IN BASEL IN THE FIRST WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 2015. THEY SEEM TO BE HAVING A REALLY BAD HANGOVER. THE ROBOTS ARE WEARING AN UNDECIPHERABLE MESSAGE WITH #BLACKOUTBASEL


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 11-13 SEPTEMBER 2015 THE FRAMEWORK OVER 3 DAYS AND NIGHTS, BLACKOUT BASEL WILL HOST A SERIES OF EXPERIMENTAL EXHIBITIONS AND EXPERIENCES AT AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL AND IN AND AROUND THE PUBLIC SPACE. THE FESTIVAL HAS NO SPECIFIC THEMES WITHIN THE URBAN CONTEXT. IT IS AS SCHIZOPHRENIC AS THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT IT IS BUILT WITHIN. IT IS SPREAD ACROSS VARIOUS SUB-CULTURAL AND EXPERIMENTAL URBAN TRAITS OF THE CITY AND ITS PEOPLE.


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 11-13 SEPTEMBER 2015 THE RULES ENTRY BY CREATIVE CONTRIBUTION OR FUNCTION ONLY – EVERYONE AT BLACKOUT WILL BE PART OF IT IN ONE OR MANY WAYS: -

JOIN THE BLACKOUT CORE CREW (DIRECTION, PLANNING, MANAGEMENT, EXECUTION, PUBLICITY, DOCUMENTATION) HOST OR CURATE AN EVENT / EXPERIMENT MAKE OR SHARE AN ARTWORK, INSTALLATION OR EXPERIENCE PRODUCE A PERFORMANCE PRESENT AN EXISTING EXPERIMENTAL PROJECT CONTRIBUTE MATERIAL RESOURCES


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 11-13 SEPTEMBER 2015 THE RULES THERE IS NO EXCHANGE OF MONEY – YOU BRING SOMETHING, YOU GET SOMETHING. THE MORE YOU BRING, THE MORE YOU GET (MAYBE). BLACKOUT HAS BEEN A SPONSOR-FREE FESTIVAL UNTIL NOW AND ITS PAST 3 EDITIONS HAVE BEEN ENTIRELY PRODUCED WITHOUT ANY FUNDING – IT’S BEEN DEVELOPED AS AN ARTISTIC COMMONWEALTH WHERE ALL THOSE WHO ARE PART OF IT HAVE GENEROUSLY CONTRIBUTED TO IT WITH THEIR TIME, IDEAS, CONTENT, RESOURCES AND SHEER EFFORT TO MAKE A FESTIVAL TRULY MADE BY EACH OTHER FOR EACH OTHER.


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 11-13 SEPTEMBER 2015 THE RULES WE TAKE NO PERMISSIONS IN ITS PAST 3 EDITIONS, BLACKOUT HAS HAPPENED IN THE HEART OF TWO PRIME SUBURBS OF MUMBAI CITY WITH VENUES SITUATED WITHIN RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS - WITHOUT ANY CIVIC PERMISSIONS.


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 11-13 SEPTEMBER 2015 THE RULES THE FESTIVAL IS NEVER COMPLETE – IT CONTINUES TO BUILD AND MORPH OVER 3 DAYS AND NIGHTS. THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL IS BASED ON SPONTANEITY AND SO EVERYTHING FROM THE EVENTS AND EXPERIENCES, THE ARTWORKS, THE EXPERIMENTS, THE PERFORMANCES AND EVEN THE FESTIVAL DÉCOR CONTINUES TO DEVELOP OVER THE THREE DAYS AND NIGHTS.


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 11-13 SEPTEMBER 2015 THE RULES BLACKOUT CONSTRUCTS NEW SOCIAL EXPERIMENTS AND FRAMEWORKS THAT CAN BECOME RECURRING FORMATS WITH THE CORE IDEA OF BRINGING NEW PEOPLE TOGETHER.


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 11-13 SEPTEMBER 2015 THE RULES THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL IS A REPRESENTATION OF THE SUB-CULTURE OF A CITY AND ITS PEOPLE. URBAN RESEARCH, OBSERVATION, MEMORIES AND LEGENDS ARE USED AS SOURCE TO CREATE CONTEXTUAL AND COLLABORATIVE EXPERIENCES AT THE FESTIVAL TO BUILD SOCIAL RELEVANCE AND BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER. THE THRILLR HOSTED AT BLACKOUT 2013 (MUMBAI) WAS A DANCE KARAOKE EVENT WHERE YOU REPEAT THE DANCE MOVES YOU SEE ON SCREEN AND NOT THE WORDS AS IN REGULAR SINGING KARAOKE. IT WAS BASED ON TWO SUB-CULTURAL INSIGHTS: A LOT OF WESTERN-CULTURE LOVING PEOPLE IN INDIA SHAME BOLLYWOOD FOR ITS CRASS, KITSCHY • APPEARANCE BUT LOVE IT DEEP DOWN INSIDE BOLLYWOOD HAS SOME CRAZY AND BIZARRE DANCE STEPS THAT BECOME A SPECTACLE WHEN MIMICKED •


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 11-13 SEPTEMBER 2015 THE SCHEDULE THE SCHEDULE OF THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 2015 IS A FILL-IN-THE-BLANKS MODEL WHICH WILL BE BUILT BY THE EXPERIMENTAL COMMUNITY BROUGHT TOGETHER IN THE FIRST 4 MONTHS OF THE PROJECT IN BASEL. IDEAS, PROJECTS, EVENTS, SUB-PLOTS, ARTWORKS ARE NOW WELCOME!


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 11-13 SEPTEMBER 2015 THE SCHEDULE THE FOLLOWING 3 MIDNIGHT EVENTS, ONE EVERY NIGHT OF THE FESTIVAL ARE PROPOSED FOR THE PUBLIC SPACE IN BASEL.

LIVE CINEMA PROJECT LIVE FASHION LIVE WITCH HUNT


#BLACKOUTBASEL

THE EXHIBITION


THE BLACKOUT FESTIVAL 05-20 SEPTEMBER 2015 THE PRIVATE BLACKOUT COLLECTION THE EXHIBITION TITLED “THE PRIVATE BLACKOUT COLLECTION” WILL FOCUS ON GLOBAL EXPERIMENTAL ARTISTS AND PROJECTS AND WILL RUN FOR TWO WEEKS. THE OPENING IS PROPOSED ON 5 SEPTEMBER 2015 WITH A CLOSING PRESENTATION BY THE CURATOR, SHAZEB ARIF S, ON 19 SEPTEMBER 2015 AT AUSSTELLUNGSRAUM KLINGENTAL. THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF ARTISTS AND PROPOSED ARTWORKS THAT BEST DEFINE THE CURATOR’S VISION OF THE EXHIBITION - THE PRIVATE BLACKOUT COLLECTION.


RADIOACTIVE JEWELERY BY HOJUN SONG


GBG-8 GUN BY DMITRY ‘VTOL’ MOROZOV


DWARFS BY DAMIAN LINOSSI


ALIEN INSTRUMENTS BY JOKER NIES


SPY CALENDAR BY NOH SUN TAG


BARDO BY SHAZEB & JAYA


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