News Update | January 2008

We started the year by performing right after midnight January 1
Dec 31 at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn
An evening for the last night of the year. Including Katherine Liberovskaya, Michael Delia and Phill Niblock, live video and live music and mixed sound collage pieces; and many others

Thomas Ankersmit, Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya
11th January – Serralves Contemporary Art Museum – Porto – Portugal
22h; address: R. D. Jo„o de Castro, 210, Porto –

12th January – Auditorio Municipal de Barcelos / Zoom – Barcelos – Portugal
21h30 – address: Largo Dr. JosÈ Novais, Barcelos –
Both organized by Esquilo:

Lisbon, Portugal – 15, 18 and 19 January 2008

ESPACO AVENIDA (Av. Liberdade 211) for full details
Exhibition & Performances celebrating the 15 Years of the Ernesto de Sousa Fellowship, to bring a Portuguese Artist to New York, sponsorship by the Luso-Americana Foundation and the Gulbenkian Foundation, of Lisbon, and directed by Isabel Alves

15 January, OPENING of the Exhibitions at 18:30, Concerts at 2100, Presentation of the new fellow, Francisco Janes and presentations
Instalacoes de (Installations by): Andre Goncalves, Luis Girao, Paulo Raposo, Ruben Verdadeiro
Videos de: Filipa Guimaraes, Joao Castro Pinto, Margarida Garcia, Phill Niblock, Sonia Rodrigues,
Yella, Astrid S. Klein
Installations and videos are open all days – 15 through 19, 18:30 to 20:30
Concerts the 15th: Rafael Toral, Manuel Mota, David Maranha, Phill Niblock
Concerts the 18th: Ye77a, Adriana Sa + John Klima, Ivan Franco, Thomas Ankersmit, Andre Goncalves
Concerts the 19th: Paulo Raposo, Joao Castro Pinto, Ricardo Jacinto + Nuno Torres,
Phill Niblock + Katherine Liberovskaya

Wednesday January 16 – Katherine Liberovskaya (live video) with Andre Goncalves (live sound)
as part of InterAccao an initiative of RoguesWaves
O Seculo – Centro de Arte Avancada, Rua de O Seculo, no80-88, Lisbon, Portugal
Monday January 21 – Phill Niblock: Screening of Six Films from the Sixties
O Seculo – Centro de Arte Avancada, Rua de O Seculo, no80-88, Lisbon, Portugal

transmediale.08 – CONSPIRE – Festival 30 Jan – 3 Feb 2008 – Opening 29 Jan 2008
Haus der Kulturen der Welt, John-Foster-Dulles-Allee 10, 10557 Berlin, Germany and

MOVING FOREST a durational sonica with citywide wifi transmission, February 1, 11:00 – 23:00
a proposal by Shu Lea Cheang + Martin Howse
Moving Forest proposes a 12 hour 5 act sonic performance to be intervened by an expandable citywide operatic manoeuver with public wifi and mobile technology. Derived from Kurosawa’s film version of Macbeth, Spider Web Castle (aka Throne of Blood, 1957), Moving Forest renders the film’s final sequences (12 minutes in length) into a 12 hour sonica of grand scale.

Moving Forest presented by AKA THE CASTLE

AKA the castle is a temporal performance troop brought together to realize the 12 hour extravangaza Moving Forest. Conceived by Shu Lea Cheang and Martin Howse, AKA the castle pushes the network performance genre by gathering soundists, silk threaders, writers, visual artists, software artists, wifi fielders for a durational performance fueled with remorse, betrayal and a grand act of insurgency from people/s front.
The players: Castle (HKW):; omen [Mattin]; remorse [Leif Elggren] – concept/setup; betrayal [Kaffe Matthews]; overthrow [Joachim Montessuis] – details; return [Phill Niblock with Natalia Pschenitschnikova], and many others

Madrid, Spain – for full details of the many events
6 de Febrero: Hans Koch / Ricardo Climent (artista invitado)
7 de Febrero: Phill Niblock – Thomas Ankersmit / Manuel Rocha (artista invitado)
Circulo de Bellas Artes (Sala de columnas)
Festival Escena Contemporanea. C/Desengano 12, 5, 2 28004 Madrid, Spain
Email:, Tel: 91 532 72 4
Valencia, SpainV M- for full details of the many events

February 8 – hans w koch (Alemania) – El libro del Bandoneon y otras bestialidades del Valle del Silicon. O los Ordenadores como instrumentos musicales
February 9 – Phill Niblock i Thomas Ankersmit (USA / Hollandia) – Music sets by both, and images by PN from the series “the Movement of People Working”
David Daniell (USA) – Improvisacion para un instrumento anfibio, Guitarra electrica.
Manuel Rocha (Mexico) – Fut BOOL, Instalacion concierto