8 December 2014
Botborg in Berlin, Germany.
Botborg @ EXPERIMONTAG: OKTOPUS + BOTBORG + DJ MAT POGO, MadameClaude Berlin
EXPERIMONTAG: OKTOPUS + BOTBORG + DJ MAT POGO
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 9:30 PM UTC+01
Madame Claude Berlin
Free Donation | Doors 19.00 | Start 21.30
OKTOPUS (Cello Impro/DE, FR, US)
Octopus is a German/American/French cello improvised music quartet. Octopus is flexible and free and therefore loves to improvise while swimming alone, but he is also open, generous and kind which means he likes working with other artistic creatures.
BOTBORG (Experimental Audiovisual Performance/AUS, FR)
Botborg is an international audio-visual performance group that fuses and rewires raw electronic signals to create intensely visceral experiences of sound-colour synaesthesia. Using a complex array of custom electronics, Botborg create totally live multi-sensory assaults of interdependent colour and rhythm, pushing the limits of technology to invoke the maximum possible stimulation of their audience’s mind and body. Botborg work with a level of experimentation and improvisation that places them in a territory outside traditional musical or cinematic formats, where the boundaries between art, science, and philosophy mutate until they are rendered meaningless.
“Botborg’s work is aggressively complex and occasionally frightening… Botborg’s images seem to erupt and spasm viciously, as if attempting in confusion to exit the screen and drench or absorb the audience.” – Joel Stern, Realtime
“… a brutal assault of video and audio feedback that bordered on the unethical.” – Greg Hooper, Realtime
” Botborg blew me away at the 2006 NOW now festival in Sydney. Their relentless AV assault drew hundreds of people to the room, and transfixed them. Shirtcore fans and Mothers alike.” – Clare Cooper, NOW now Festival
MAT POGO (TBC) (DJ-Set)