3HD FESTIVAL


  • • GENERAL INTELLECT


  • • BSAD (BUY SHIT AND DIE)


  • • Requiem for Lost Plants


  • • The Metaverse Womb


  • • We Are Here Because of Those That Are Not


  • • An Inorganic Nature



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      Oct 20 2020--:--:--

3HD FESTIVAL


Now in its sixth edition, 3hd 2020 will act as a queer-feminist biotope created by Creamcake. "UNHUMANITY" deals with a system of human and non-human forces, built around an interconnected habitat of art, music, performance, digital culture, and its relationship to the more opaque idea of Nature Herself. The festival’s program is an expression of a transition between an untenable past and an uncertain future, while recognizing natural and technological actors as equal partners, and bringing its audience closer to a new model for an interspecies community.

In an era of climate change and pandemic, 3hd 2020 will implement a decentralized and dislocated festival structure across different locations around the globe. Los Angeles, Milan, and the woods of Norway, are just some of the nodes in the neural network of the extended ECO-centers organism, branching out from its usual base in Berlin. While there will still be events at HAU Hebbel am Ufer and Gallery at Körnerpark from November 3 to 7, Creamcake will commence their multidimensional program, online and IRL, starting on August 20 and running to January next year.

View our archive at http://3hd-festival.com/archive.

GENERAL INTELLECT
Joanna Pope & Steph Holl Trieu


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Nov 07 2020--:--:--

GENERAL INTELLECT
Joanna Pope & Steph Holl Trieu

Joanna Pope & Steph Holl-Trieu’s “General Intellect” is a collaborative sound piece, a political compass distorted by melodic worldbuilding and pixelated fictional ventures with an original score by Pope, short fictions by Holl-Trieu and visuals by artist and illustrator Sam Lubicz. Their audiovisual performance for 3hd is a cannibalization of both art and theory: Whirring drones drop weekly rations of solar-powered GMO berries; lithium rivers, more dead than alive, stream down the inside of your mind—try not to fall as you jog through this real world fantasy, stuffed with algo-steroids.

BSAD (BUY SHIT AND DIE)
Steph Kretowicz & Ben Babbitt


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Oct 19 2020--:--:--

BSAD (BUY SHIT AND DIE)
Steph Kretowicz & Ben Babbitt

Working again with London-based collective CURL, 3hd 2020 is proud to present the video premiere of writer Steph Kretowicz & producer Ben Babbitt’s “BSAD (buy shit and die)” collaboration. Taken from the forthcoming CURL Compilation #2 and presented as part of this year’s “ECO-centers” program, the narrative audio piece follows the fallout of dread and introspection after a gradual descent into global catastrophe.   

The work builds on Kretowicz’s literary non-fiction and cross-disciplinary practice in distributed storytelling, along with Babbitt’s work in scoring film and video games. This premiere of ‘BSAD’ signals CURL’s second compilation, consisting original music and sound pieces made by people who have either performed at the collective’s shows and parties, played with their live band or attended their events and shown support. Kretowicz took part in their “Mayonnaise, Corn on the Cob and My Car” live performance at 3hd 2019 last year. 

Compilation #2 will be released both digitally and physically on tape near the end of October, and feature artists, writers and producers such as Roxanne Tataei, Daisy Moon, Bunny Hoova, Wu-Lu, PK Brako and more.

REQUIEM FOR LOST PLANTS
Alice Yuan Zhang and Alexander Kaye


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Oct 18 2020--:--:--

REQUIEM FOR LOST PLANTS
Alice Yuan Zhang and Alexander Kaye

As part of 3hd 2020’s “ECO-Centers” collaboration with NAVEL in Los Angeles, Alice Yuan Zhang and Alexander Kaye’s “Requiem for Lost Plants” site-specific augmented reality filters bring plant elders together through sound and spirit. 

The immersive online environment traces the living thread toward alternative ecological futures by digitally resurrecting diminishing plant elders to share their stories for a global public. In a call for reversing death, the project begins the deconstruction of the past by honoring voices of plant elders, to trace the living thread toward interspecies regeneration. Site-specific augmented reality filters were installed by Los Angeles-based photographer and NAVEL Community Program Intern Gbenga Komolafe.

Six ancestral species will be resurrected at urban culprit sites around Tongva, Chumash, and Kizh land (Los Angeles) as well as online. Each will come to life through AR filters and as data-based sound compositions, woven together as an immersive virtual vigil. 

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THE METAVERSE WOMB
Keiken


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Nov 06 2020--:--:--

THE METAVERSE WOMB
Keiken

Keiken bridges technology, ecology and humanity through alternative ideas of bodies, using video game design and avatar-building aesthetics as artistic tools for generating political messages. “The Metaverse Womb” is a new media installation, a screening and a live motion-capture performance in collaboration with pregnant choreographer and dancer Naama Tomaszpolski Ityel who will be performing, both digitally and physically, wearing costume HYDRA uniform offsprings created by phygital researcher, practitioner and fashion designer Agf HYDRA. Keiken perform live with the characters and real people of their film produced with CGI artist Ryan Vautier and dancer, model and activist Sakeema Crook. The presentation utilizes Off World Live’s software tools for interactive and gamified live-streaming and builds on a symbology of creating life and being a vessel that encompasses all gender and age. 

Direction, concept and CGI by Keiken
Performer, choreography, vocals and concept by Naama Tomaszpolski Ityel
Phygital Fashion by Agf HYDRA
Score and sound design by Khidja
Software tools by Off World Live
Film 'We are at the end of something" produced in collaboration with CGI artist Ryan Vautier and model and dancer Sakeema Crook. Additional sound design Rob Malone and assistant cinematography Sarah Blome

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WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF THOSE THAT ARE NOT
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley


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Nov 06 2020--:--:--

WE ARE HERE BECAUSE OF THOSE THAT ARE NOT
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley

London and Berlin-based Black trans artist, activist, game developer and mother Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley shares their recent work “We Are Here Because of Those That Are Not”—a film and performance centered on remembering Black Trans ancestors who have been forgotten to time, as well as installing Black Trans existence in the present. Brathwaite-Shirley use electronic sound and animation to create a virtual archive for Black Trans bodies who were wrongly archived or never archived at all. By applying their own lived experience to imaginatively retelling Trans stories, the artist reclaim space for their forgotten forebears.

AN INORGANIC NATURE
ℌ𝔘𝕹𝐓ℜ𝖊zZ


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Dec 11 2020--:--:--

AN INORGANIC NATURE
ℌ𝔘𝕹𝐓ℜ𝖊zZ

Commissioned by NAVEL & Creamcake, ℌ𝔘𝕹𝐓ℜ𝖊zZ’s “An Inorganic Nature” is an online, three-dimensional performance set inside a realistic virtual recreation of NAVEL. Once serving as a gathering space pre-pandemic, the open, Los Angeles loft environment is transformed in a variety of ecologically-experimental ways that make us think like water, air, and green, to bring us closer to Earth. 

ℌ𝔘𝕹𝐓ℜ𝖊zZ performs rhyming verse on the subject of environmental quintessence inside while the floor undulates like waves. Potted plants are spread across all surfaces, as the artist inhabits the virtual space via motion capture and facial tracking. They’re augmented with a biodesign synthesised face filter and a 3D animated body that embraces the boundlessness of humanity.  The NAVEL space itself travels across vast landscapes beyond the city, where mountains, forests, and the ocean can be viewed through the large windows that extend across its two walls. 

“An Inorganic Nature” blurs the line between the performer’s body and the performance environment by literally animating them together—informing one another in a united act. Gestures bend walls and footsteps splash on the floor. Pillars, chairs, and plants move with the body.

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