Signals Festival

/// Dialogues


Open and in-depth conversations on the trends, issues and challenges that creators face. Dialogues are open to all festival attendees.

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Crafting an artistic vision: The Allegorist

Hosted by Peter Kirn

Friday 28, 15:30

Berlin-based artist, Anna Jordan practices creative thinking, combines different media and genres and crafts holistic artistic visions. The Allegorist is the pseudonym she uses to express her auditive visions.

The Allegorist meanders through stories with her purposeful and introspective take on electronic music. Each release explores a different theme, carefully built worlds that straddle sci-fi and fantasy, feeding off of the light and dark dualism is the perfect blend of reflective contemplation and storytelling.

As an electronic music producer, singer, visual artist, sound designer and painter, Anna uses her multifaceted skill set to visualise sonic realities. These realities are then morphable into several art forms that comply with her futuristic, forward-thinking vision. 

/// About the host

Peter Kirn is a producer/DJ, technologist and journalist. He is a prolific music artist himself, and also builds platforms around new use of technology in music. Classically trained as a composer and pianist, Kirn now produces adventurous techno and experimental music. He has for over a decade run CDM which has evolved into a daily destination for analysis of cutting-edge use of technology in all aspects of music.

Photography by Anna Jordan

The Allegorist stood infront of rocks

Talking creativity and tech: Kyoka

Hosted by Beate Kunath

Saturday 29, 17:00

Before seeing the premiere of her new live performance, join Kyoka for an intimate discussion around technology and the creative process.

Kyoka is a performer and sound researcher, with music released on the iconic label Raster-Noton. She has performed live at Mutek in Montreal, Japan, Korea, and Spain, at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, CTM in Berlin, Sonar in Tokyo, Volt Festival in Sweden, Plissken Festival in Greece. As a touring artist she has been invited to over 90 cities in 30 countries between 2012 and 2022.

/// About the host

Beate Kunath is a filmmaker and visual artist. She discovered her interest for film at the Chemnitz film club. In 2001, her short film Forbidden Fruit won the Teddy Jury Prize in Berlin and the Femmedia Short Film prize at the Queer Film Festival Vienna. Her films are characterised by a thoughtful, poetic slowness. In 2013 she co-founded the RAW CHICKS event series in Berlin, about which she made the documentary RAW CHICKS.BERLIN (2017).

The talk will be be with Kyoka's portrait from Beate's film, RAW CHICKS.BERLIN.

Photography by Jordi Cervera

black and white photo of Kyoka

The perfect, curated you

Panel talk with Caren Miesenberger (moderator), Gozi, Portrait XO, Sam Madhu

Saturday 29, 15:30

Join us as we dive into our 2022 festival theme, The perfect, curated you.

What is more real, our online or offline selves? Do digital realms distort who we are, or do they offer space for truer expression? How do we live & coexist in the evolving world of the multi-self?

/// About the panellists

Caren Miesenberger (moderator) is a freelance journalist and social media editor based in Berlin. She works mainly for Deutschlandfunk Kultur and Haus der Kulturen der Welt and covers anything that is related to questions of gender and popular culture.

Portrait XO is an independent researcher and artist who creates musical and visual works with traditional and non-traditional methods. In collaboration with Dadabots, they won ‘Best Experiment’ award at VUT Indie Awards 2021, Eurovision AI Song Contest Jury Vote for ‘most creative use of AI’ in 2020.  Their development into AI audiovisual art evolved through several artist residencies from NEW NOW FESTIVAL and BBA Gallery in 2021, and Factory Berlin x Sonar+D in 2020.

Sam Madhu is a digital artist based in Berlin. Her work is set in surreal digital dreams, with characters that explore the anxieties of existing online. Her areas of interest include 3D art, virtual environments, art direction, VFX, installations, graphic design and NFTs.

Gozi is a London born singer songwriter and producer, crafting future ready pop music from his Berlin bedroom. Inspired by everything from modern trap to Kpop, buzzing electronic beats and boyband-esque vocal harmonies, Gozi’s approach to music is decidedly contemporary and post-internet. His current muses are saturated vocals, brightly coloured nails, the end of capitalism and his TikTok addiction.

four portraits of panelist in a square grid

/// About Signals Festival

Exploring art and technology, Signals Festival is an annual showcase of Catalyst Berlin’s emerging, creative communities. A non-profit, educational event with live performances, installations, screenings, workshops and in-depth dialogue

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