It’s Thursday again, the day that we announce all things happening during the run-up of this year’s Incubate. As an independent festival we love to involve others. New persons participating alongside our point of view yields new ideas, critical notes and a lot of energy. On the other hand it prevents tunnel vision and slumber. This Incu Thursday emphasizes on that what is important to us; collaboration and participation!
Louder than War and Incendiary Magazine curate Extase
The two webzines join forces for the curatorship of Extase. The two of them also got something to celebrate as well. Louder than War celebrates its label launch and Incendiarymag celebrates their 10th anniversary. John Robb (photo), editor in chief of Louder than War, was a guest at Incubate 2011. He then performed with his band Goldblade and interviewed Steve Ignorant at the DIY Conference.
As collaborations yields new ideas they’ve come up with their own theme for their curatorship: “Cultural Cringe”. Cultural Cringe will host a number of bands that don’t fit – bands who are old, ugly, uncool and un-rock, ignored acts, nobodies, bands singing in strange languages, and bands who are strangers in their own lands. These bands are:
Gnod Friday, 14 September - A Manchester based collective dealing with cosmic jams and urban stoner grooves
Ravage! Ravage! Friday, 14 September - A glossy Gothicke pop band of the highest tradition
The Membranes Friday, 14 September - Post-punk band playing for the first time in 20 years in The Netherlands
Nouveau Vélo Saturday, 15 September - Provincial lads making a tremendous racket that brings the Undertones to mind
Plant Duw Saturday 15, September - Playing burning and psychotic Welsh language rock
Paranoid Visions Saturday, 15 September - 30 years of fierce DIY punk rock, recently found sudden success with 2 top 10 hits in Ireland
Fawn Spots Sunday, 16 September - Two piece that managed to translate the rush, imagination and energy of underground rock into pop
Gul Night Out Sunday, 16 September - Truly out there experimental non-pop pop music, possibly one of the most enigmatic noise acts around
Boutros Bubba Sunday, 16 September - Wild, weird and absurd, cocking a snook at Beefheart and Slayer
New Jacks 4.0 selected artists
For the fourth time we invited young artists to create new work for our festival. Since last year we collaborate together with bkkc on a shared exhibition by artists that graduated not yet, or less than 5 years ago at a Brabant art academy. For the first time we invited artists to submit themselves for New Jacks 4.0. All the selected artist will work with the theme: “You are Incubate”, the selected artists are Jordy Koevoets, Petra van Noort, Angela de Weijer, Robert Lombarts and Erik van Liere.
Open Source Poetry
In addition to earlier Open Source Arts projects there is now an Open Source Poetry. The design is the same as the other projects: we offer the stage to everyone that wants to participate. This happens through several ways:
- All entries are published on this blog.
- One poem from each contributor will be chosen and recited during the festival week (10-16 September 2012) in a special program on Incubate radio.
- Some selected contributors will be invited to recite own poems during the Incubate Poetry-nights. Prior to this they will get a workshop from a professional poet, who will recite during the same night.
Do you want to be in the spotlights with your poetry? Send your entry before August 13 (including your name, e-mail and telephone number) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Only own work
- Maximum of 5 poems
- Because of the available time we prefer poems that aren’t that long
Everybody who contributes will participate. There are no further cost. We don’t ask any commission for publications or assignments as a result of participating at Open Source Poetry.
Want to know more about the artists? Check the artist profiles on the Incubate website. Tickets for Incubate 2012 are on sale now. You might want to get your hands on a limited edition early-bird ticket which are still available for only €60,- until they run out. There are also Daytickets available. You can buy your tickets for Incubate 2012 on incubate.org or via the store below.
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