London nightlife phenomenon, PEST FEST returns with another inspiring and provocative line up of musicians, DJ’s, performers and visual artists at a brand new space in the Arcola Bar in Dalston on Saturday the 30th of March 2019.
The night will feature live sets from Bo Ningen offshoot Xaviers and dub wave outfit Drift together with art, visuals and live performance from the likes of Antonio Curcetti, Mircha Ivens, Maya Aki and K Amini. DJ sets will be provided byDr Kiko and Lilly,
PEST FEST is one of the many regular innovative one-off nights that will take place at the recently revamped Arcola Bar. Situated in the Arcola Theatre in the heart of Dalston, the bar promises to be a key nightlife location and performance space for exciting and emerging talent in London.
NIGHT LINE UP:
London experimental improvisation three-piece Xaviers feature Yuki Tsujii and Akihide ‘Mon-Chan’ Mona of Bo Ningen together with visual artist and synth player Kenichi Iwasa. Pounding out a barbaric yet completely euphoric take on psych-synth freak out, they have no prepared licks, which result in cosmically energised gigs that graft out and nurture their own very special imploding orbit.
Although it sometimes centres around overtly motorik or noise directions, their sound finds the band firmly on experimental form, opening with a spacious soundscape focalised around Iwasa’s synth before moving into more freeform territory, with Tsujii’s mutated guitar tones caught by the undertow of Mon-Chan’s trademark frenetic drumming, ramping up to a furious, driving final third.
We want to speak about the power of our sexuality and the lack of understanding it. We want to speak about femininity and how we are taught to obey it through rules that others have set up for us. We want to talk about restrictions and we want to escape them. We are set to be entrapped doomed in golden cages, objects of desire and admiration. In our constant struggle to please others with our graceful femininity we lose our animal nature, our passions.
LIVE PERFORMANCE – K AMINI
London based Iranian artist Kimia Amini revives the practice of mask making through contemporary ritual performance. Previous works explore themes of spiritual existentialism, identity and the pernicious aspects of everyday life. Now she explores facilitating the spirit’s full submersion in the alternate mind space of fanaticism.
ART EXHIBITION (various artists) curated by MIRCHA IVENS
DJ’S – DR. KIKO & LILLY
LIVE VISUALS – ANTONIO CURCETTI
LIVE PERFORMATIVE ART – MIRCHA IVENS
PEST FEST – ARCOLA BAR, 24 ASHWIN ST, LONDON E8 3DL