Thur 03.05 → 20:00-23:00 Fri 04.05 → 14:00-20:00 Sat 05.05 → 11:00-18:00
UNCANNY VALLEY: A collaboration between Vooruit, KRAAK, Live Fast Die Young and Gouvernement
Central guests for this edition are Lightning Bolt; the avant-punk duo of Brian Chippendale and Brian Gibson who have been expanding and blowing people’s minds since early 2000. Next to their music they both also work as multimedia and graphic artists; Gibson is a well regarded game developer and Chippendale has put out a large collection of celebrated graphic novels.
Both their music and their visual work is challenging, yet fun and displays an endless high energy. From their early days, building a community in the independent Providence warehouse scene through endless touring and playing sweaty punk clubs their music and art has been an inspiration for many likeminded freaks.
During Uncanny Valley there will be exclusive shows of both Lightning Bolt and Brian Chippendale’s solo project Black Pus. A string of artists and organizations are invited as well, as they embrace the same manic energy, DIY attitude and abrasive weirdness. Kindred spirits to their noisy sound and ditto attitude.
Next to that there’s an exhibition of Chippendale’s graphic work at Gouvernement, and a panel talk with Lightning Bolt and several other guests. On the last day we also invite several labels and artists for a small zine & record fair.
day 1 – 03.05
20:00-23:00: opening night expo Brian Chippendale
21:00: concert De Batteries
day 2 – 04.05:
14:00-20:00: expo Brian Chippendale
day 3 – 05.05:
11:00-18:00: expo Brian Chippendale
12:00-18:00: concerts by Strict Nurse / Eric Thielemans & Ilan Manouach, with an ongoing record & zine fair organised by Live Fast Die Young and Grafixx + a talk with a.o. Brian Chippendale
Admission at Gouvernement is free.
For tickets, info about and full program of the whole 3-day festival: