Techno exhibition opened in Italy – News
TECHNO, a brand new exhibition curated by the director of the MUSEION gallery in Bolzano, Bart van der Heide, is now open.
The exhibition explores techno from its roots to assimilated communities across the genre and beyond, divided into three themes – freedom, compression and exhaustion.
TECHNO is the first part of a new series of exhibitions, TECHNO HUMANITIES, a “long-term program” covering the link between humanity, music, ecology, technology, and more.
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“When it comes to subculture, commitment is key. There was no part-time punk. Yet in the case of the techno subculture, you can go in and out at any time, ”van der Heide said of the exhibition.
“Mediated by new technologies, techno music has become the soundtrack of liberation and escape. The techno club’s compressed sound architecture forged meaningful bonds with its community, through collective and interconnected experiences of joy, exhaustion and calculated liberation.
TECHNO opened on Friday September 10 and will run until March 2022. A rave day took place on launch day at a disused power plant to celebrate van der Heide’s project, just hours before the opening of the Bergamo exhibition.
The exhibition will focus on the communities and subcultures formed as a result of the development of the genre and offer visitors to see its impact on the human condition. It also gives a glimpse of a particular techno scene in South Tyrol, Italy.
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“There has never been a part-time punk movement… techno music has become the soundtrack of liberation and escape,” said van der Heide, who added that techno had “come off perfectly”. adapted ”to the demands of the“ post-industrial era ”.
TECHNO contributors include Paul Chan, James Richards, Matthew Herbert, Yuri Pattison, Samuel Kerridge, and more.
TECHNO is open now. Find tickets here.
Gemma Ross is Mixmag’s digital intern, follow her on Twitter