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NEWS: The Field, Gazelle Twin and more added to Illuminations 2016 line-up

When: 28th October – 11th November 2016
Where: Various locations, London

This year Illuminations is celebrating its fifth anniversary of presenting a diverse showcase of music, art and film.  The event, which now spans across 14 days in venues including the Barbican Oval Space and Electric Brixton, is curated by London independent promoters and tastemakers Rockfeedback.  Earlier in the year, it was announced that producer The Bug, Jonny Greenwood’s Junun and Pantha Du Prince would be among the acts playing the 2016 event.

Stockholm-born, Berlin-based artist The Field will be showcasing his motorik rhythms and hooks that defined his latest, fifth album The Follower.  He’s joined by conceptual, experimental producer and singer Gazelle Twin, who will be bringing a brand new, original AV show to the festival.  The show will feature two singers performing on treadmills against a backdrop of film and animation, inspired by JG Ballard’s final novel Kingdom Come.

In partnership with East London feminist film collective Genesisters, there will be an evening screening the cult punk film Ladies and Gentlemen… The Fabulous Stains.  Alongside the screening, there will be a live performance from electro-punk group Estrons and an introduction from punk journalist Caroline Coon, as well as guest DJs, zine stalls and Stains-themed make-up artists.

In addition, the Museum of London will be opening its doors after-hours for The Museum of Lost Sound, a free event exploring the dark, lost borders of music, sound, art and film.  There will be contributions from conceptual artists Yuri Suzuki, Sarah Angliss, School of Noise and Nick Luscombe, as well as a new contemporary dance piece from Forest Swords.

More information on the line-up and tickets can be found on the Illuminations website.

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