Signals through the Flames

International Art Exhibition and Electronic Music Event

Signals through the Flames is an exhibition and music-event initiated by Shadowcast.Organization, a group of autonomous individuals, working together to organize events centered around music, art, new media and critical theory. It draws together an eclectic mix of around 90 international artists and musicians from largely varying backgrounds for a two week happening at the PHB-Gallery, Berlin.

Art Exhibition previously on in Germany.
From Friday 24 July 2009 to Friday 07 August 2009
Launch Friday 24 July 2009, 24th 5pm to next day

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Signals through the Flames is an exhibition and music-event initiated by Shadowcast.Organization, a group of autonomous
individuals, working together to organize events centered around music, art, new media and critical theory. It draws together
an eclectic mix of around 90 international artists and musicians from largely varying backgrounds for a two week happening
at the PHB-Gallery, in Berlin-Friedrichshain.
The location for this event, a former brewery and industrial monument, reflects characteristics truly unique to Berlin: A city
still under (re-)construction, with large amounts of abundant infrastructure, architectonic niches that are able to host and
absorb art and (sub-)culture.
Signals through the Flames is largely based on ideas of the Neoism- and Fluxus-Movements, both known for blurring the
borders of traditional artist practice and the blending of different artistic media and disciplines. The title derives from the
influential French poet, actor and director Antonin Artaud who called for a theater ‘in which the actors are like victims burning
at the stake, sending signals through the flames’. In other words, he asked artist to show an extreme, authentic and
unrestricted form of expression. Signals through the Flames places high profile artists and musicians in a raw and non-
conventional setting, potentially enabling them to do exactly that.
The exhibition involves people from all artistic backgrounds: media-, video-, street-, performance- and installation-artists,
designers, painters, filmmaker, hackers, VJs, sculptors, writers, photographers, musicians, and art-activists. It is set up as a
large cultural experiment in which these different media will collide, merge and intersect.
The exhibition-vernisage will be accompanied by two events dedicated to electronic music. It will bring together some of the
most influential people in electronic dance music since the early nineties, including Mike Dred and Leo Anibaldi, both pioneers
of the techno-movement – a line up which is rarely seen. The musicians are widely influenced by each other, despite their
diverging styles. The PHB-Club will host 6 local and 5 international Electro DJs, while a part of the exhibition space will have
video-screenings, performances and experimental live music acts, including a record label showcase from the Berlin based
City Centre Offices, run by Thaddeus Herman. Signals through the Flames will present high profile music in a situation outside
the mainstream club environment, a reflection of Berlin back in the days.

Location

Location:
PHB-Gallery / Galerie Friedrichshöhe
Landsberger Allee 54
10249 Berlin (Friedrichshain)

Opening Times:
Mo, Tu, Do: 10 AM – 8 PM
Wed: 12 PM – 6 PM ( by appointment only )
Fr, Sa, Su: 12 PM – 10 PM