Creamcake‘s “Euromall” program in Minneapolis showcases and reflects upon the ties between the United States and Europe today. From June 15 to 16, the new event series explores how openness, care, and community can have its own influence on the broader socio-political landscape in the US, while echoing parallels with contemporary Europe.
09.00–09.30 Bleak Roses
09.30–10.00 DJ Larry
10.00–10.40 Fauna (live)
Alobhe is a musician hell-bent on gutturally stabbing each broken genre she comes across. Based in Berlin, Alobhe’s visceral take on future club music combines elements of electro, black metal, dark ambient and techno to produce foreboding sonic assaults with an underlying impulse toward the industrial dancefloor. Recent releases include contributions to Warsaw’s Intruder Alert and a debut EP called State Space, dropped via UK label Tobago Tracks.
Bleak Roses (Minneapolis)
Bleak Roses is a Minneapolis-based/Lakota-born, nonbinary, queer femme writer, artist, promoter, art curator, and DJ. Their soundscapes draw from Jersey club, electro, afrobeat, Chicago house, futurefunk, R&B wave, and neo-soul. They are the co-curator of Feelsworldwide, a multisensory queer dance party and performance night at the intersection of art and emotion. They have curated two art exhibitions, including their solo curatorial debut, Soft Boundaries, which explored vulnerability narratives as acts of resistance, liberation, and healing.
The work of Fauna manifests itself locally in the radical potential of art and music. The Vienna-based producer’s sounds and lyrics are influenced by personal and political events, while her music takes a position and places social clichés into avant-garde beats and rap, hip hop and bass music-inspired tracks. Fauna’s second album was released in May 2018.
Larry is a researcher, author, and DJ from Berlin. As co-founder of Creamcake—an experimental platform dedicated to exploring the impact of the internet at the intersection of art, music and technology—she is dedicated to discovering new online music and sound cultures. Larry’s sets are intended to create human expression transformed into an absurd spectacle of sound, with linguistic elements that do not communicate but are aimed instead at raw emotional effect.
During the two-day-and-night program of discussions, performances, DJ sets, a video game installation, and dancing at the Goethe Pop Up Minneapolis and honey mpls, the role of the “West” in dealing with the global challenges of the present will be critically examined by spotlighting grassroot initiatives, cultural collaborations, and artistic practices emerging across borders.
Euromall flyer by Riccardo Benassi