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CLASH SERIES 1.1 NOORDERZON

Clash takes over three iconic locations in collaboration with Noorderzon. Between August 17th and 21st monumental installations, innovative designs, performance and electronic trio Aggregat are given the spotlight at the former EMG factory, the Noorderplantsoen and VRIJDAG.

EXHIBITION AND MUSIC AT THE FORMER EMG FACTORY
17–21 AUGUST
EDWIN VAN DER HEIDE AT VRIJDAG
19–21 AUGUST
AGREGGAT LIVE AT APOLLO NOORDERPLANTSOEN
20 AUGUST

CLASH SERIES 1.2 GRONINGER MUSEUMNACHT

September 11th is your unique chance to visit Groningen’s art spaces when the moon is out. We’re taking the immense Forum and the intriguing Former Men’s Sauna – part of the Scheepvaartmuseum – as our stages for a night filled with mesmerising artworks and well-versed DJs.

TICKET INFO

Entry for Heleen Blanken’s HABITAT is free all night. Tickets for Former Men’s Sauna are €2,50 and can be bought via the Museumnacht ticket page. Displayed booking times are indications of your arrival, you can roam around all night. The specific ticket button on the right sends you in the right direction.

EXHIBITION AND MUSIC AT THE FORMER MEN’S SAUNA
SCHEEPVAARTMUSEUM

HELEEN BLANKEN: ‘HABITAT’ AT THE RABO STUDIO
FORUM GRONINGEN

THIS IS CLASH SERIES

Clash Series is a set of collaborative events, determined to fuse the most fascinating forms of art. Every edition Clash enters into a unique exchange of ideas with one of many respected partners from the worlds of theatre, music, visual art, cinema and science. 

Here the drive to present the cream of the artistic crop – both on local and international level – is being satisfied. Instalments of Clash Series transform eye-catching locations into the stars on the margins as they highlight the artworks in question, creating new spaces within familiar places. Where form is fluid and everything serves to channel the joint efforts of singular creative minds.

PARTNERS OF CLASH
Noorderzon | Museumnacht | Jonge Harten | Grand Theatre | OOST |  Forum Groningen | Vera | SIGN | CBK Groningen |  Het Resort | Studium Generale Groningen | galerie with tsjalling |
Frank Mohr/Academie Minerva | Honours College Rijksuniversiteit Groningen | Grasnapolsky | Explore the North | VERS 

Former EMG factory

AUGUST 17–21
EEMSKANAAL NOORDZIJDE 48

Craving fresh new views on the world and the city? Let Clash hook you up, with the help of a unique location and a complementary combination of local and national artistic merit. During the first week of Noorderzon the imposing former EMG factory functions as a one-off hotbed. Where works of some of the country’s foremost visual artists like Jeisson Drenth and Harmen Meinsma share ground with a Kunstpunt-curated program and some of Groningen’s most exciting youngsters. A live music program tops the cake.

Featured visual artists: Harmen Meinsma, Rita Hoofwijk, Jeisson Drenth, Sanne Boekel, Jimi Kleinbruinink, Anna-Lucia Rijff (in collaboration with Kunstspot and Platform Gras), Anna Fleuri Wolters, Samantha Pellarini, Cindy van der Kaap, Hussein Faqih, Daniel Janse, Fynn van der Ziel, Martina dal Brollo, Alan Ahued Naime, Farida Sultan, Mirjam Kema.

 
LIVE PROGRAM

AUG.17 Tuesday

15:00     Cybersissy + PXSYPPY, Darcvalac 

16:30     Cybersissy + PXSYPPY, Darcvalac 

19:30     Cybersissy + PXSYPPY, Darcvalac 

AUG.18 Wednesday

15:00     Dramali, Pape Matar Fall, Pushin Wood 

16:30     Dramali, Pape Matar Fall, Pushin Wood

19:30     Pushin Wood

AUG.19 Thursday

15:00     DJ Irie, Palmtrees Papi 

16:30     DJ Irie, Palmtrees Papi 

19:30     DJ Irie, Palmtrees Papi 

AUG.20 Friday

15:00     Joost Dijkema

16:30     Joost Dijkema

19.30     Jonathan Rhodes, Joost Dijkema

AUG.21 Saturday

15:00     H€NK, Yung Kos

16:30     Nattesokken, Begane Grond

19:30     Fleuri, Big Bass Babes

21:00     Karel, DJ Knelis

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Looking to visit the expo and catch a specific live act? Book your time slot via the ticket page according to the schedule above. 

Clash Series 1.1: Noorderzon is a 1.5m event. During live sets you get assigned a safely placed seat. At the exhibition you’re free to roam around and experience the works, provided that you keep your distance from others.

EDWIN VAN DER HEIDE

ELEVATED PROJECTION

AUGUST 19–21
VRIJDAG, SINT JANSSTRAAT 7

Do we need space exploration if you can let Edwin van der Heide create you a dream-world? Escape your familiar surroundings and immerse yourself in ‘Elevated Projection’, one of the largest and most impressive installations of the festival. True to Clash’s aim to merge music and art, this collaboration with Noorderzon explores that idea through an awe-inducing amalgamation of light art and soundscapes.

From august 19th till 21st Van der Heide’s meticulously programmed lasers and carefully crafted soundtrack transform the majestic main hall of the VRIJDAG theatre into an otherworldly experience. His installation manages to augment a static room by highlighting textures; by creating new structures. To the point where solid architectural features appear fluid under the influence of sonic and visual estrangement. Time to experience space with the most open of minds. Time to visit Clash Series at Noorderzon.

AGGREGAT

LIVE SHOW

AUGUST 20 | 19:00 | 21:30
APOLLO STAGE, NOORDERPLANTSOEN

Fire it up. Aggregat is the smoothly running, high-powered, three-stroke machine producing electro in some of its most surprising forms. Under the hood: a cello, a drum kit, a collection of vintage synthesizers and a bunch of effects. Inspired by minimalism and krautrock with a healthy helping of classical avant-garde, this German trio has been at it since 2015. Last year they released their first album, fittingly entitled ‘1’. The stages they play have been steadily increasing in size and now they will be taking on the Noorderplantsoen. In collaboration with Noorderzon we present two sets – see the starting times above. Expect a show featuring layered electronic music that produces a continuous drive from start till end. 

EXHIBITION AND DJS AT FORMER MEN'S SAUNA

SCHEEPVAARTMUSEUM

SEPTEMBER 11
SCHUITEMAKERSSTRAAT 17

One of Groningen’s very special hidden spots is all Clash’s for the night. Located behind – and part of – the Scheepvaartmuseum the intimate, multiple-story former men’s sauna has proven itself to be the pitch-perfect framework for art and music. Once a pioneering meeting place for male same sex lovers, the tiny mazelike structure will be host to pioneering art and the cream of the DJ crop. The thrilling work of Minerva graduates, fresh outlooks on electronic music anno 2021; this is a steamy, essential part of Groninger Museumnacht 2021.

 

Confirmed artists: Bart Bruinsma, Ragnheiður Erla Björnsdóttir, Blauwe Uur, Daniel Alsina Santos, Helena Baumane, Irian Schuur, Jhonie van Boeijen, Paola Quiñonez, Sebastiaan Baar.

 

DJs: Selin, Deets, Freek Strano

HELEEN BLANKEN: 'HABITAT'

GRONINGER FORUM RABO STUDIO

SEPTEMBER 11
NIEUWE MARKT 1

The environmental crisis and the destruction of habitats force us to imagine a future in which nature can be remembered in digital form. Natural history museums aim to preserve nature physically by fixing it in time and space. How might the archival of nature evolve in a digital context? Could digitalisation bring us even closer to nature?

In Heleen Blanken’s data-driven projection HABITAT – originally meant to premiere at Clash Festival 2019 – 3D scans of organic artefacts from Leiden’s Naturalis Biodiversity Center are transformed into a game-like, meditative environment.

You are invited to reconnect with the wonder of nature as you navigate through a series of ever-evolving digital worlds, each accompanied by its own soundscape. Human’s impact is not always immediately visible. Walk among the motion-sensor sculptures to see how your presence influences the work and generate your own unique audio-visual experience.

 

Entry for this work is free all night long. You’re free to walk in whenever you please; in case we reach maximum capacity we will ask you to wait a couple of minutes until the next cycle starts.