SHAPE brings Lorenzo Senni, Gábor Lázár, and more to new Dresden festival, ICAS

SHAPE brings Lorenzo Senni, Gábor Lázár, and more to new Dresden festival, ICAS

ICAS, a global network of non-profit art organizations, has announced a new experimental music and art festival. The event is called ICAS Festival (appropriately enough) and is more like a “festival of festivals,” as 20 organizations — including Unsound, CTM, Insomnia, and Skanu Mežs — will join forces in Dresden for a week of events starting April 27. The theme is “Networking Tomorrow’s Art for an Unknown Future,” which is described as “an attempt to examine how to cope with increasing uncertainty in the field of culture using the tools that have been developed in our society thus far.” The fest will take these issues head-on not only through club shows and outdoor events, but also through a multi-day conference, a film series, labs, and an exhibition.

And as if there weren’t already enough organizations involved here, a new platform for emerging European artists called SHAPE is involved too. In fact, artists affiliated with SHAPE, who we told you about earlier this year, comprise the majority of the first-round lineup, including Lorenzo Senni, Gábor Lázár (who has a new joint album with Mark Fell out soon), Bocca al Lupo (Kathy Alberici and Federico Ritti), Low Jack, Random Logic. Other non-SHAPE artists announced so far feature Mork, HUMATIC’s, and Alexander Dorn. Expect more lineup announcements in the coming weeks.

For more information, check out ICAS Festival’s website, and stay tuned for updates.

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