The video recording of 'An update with Simon Reynolds @ Incubate 2012'
Simon Reynolds is a British music critic currently living in Los Angeles. He is author of the books Rip
It Up and Start Again: Post Punk 1978-1984
and Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture. In 2011, Reynolds published the much-discussed book Retromania, about pop culture’s addiction to its own past. As a freelance journalist since
the late Eighties he has contributed to magazines such as The New York Times, Spin, The Guardian, The Wire, Mojo, Slate, and Frieze. He also maintains a number of blogs centered around his primary online outlet, Blissblog.
Please take note: the first minutes of the speech have been removed due to poor sound quality. Also, this conference wasn't broadcasted on our live stream, so this'll
be the first time you can watch it if you weren't there.
An update with Simon Reynolds was recorded by Victor-Zorro at NWE Vorst, Tilburg.zp8497586rqTags: an update with, diy conference, incu12, incubate, incubate 2012, simon reynolds
The video recording of ‘Mark Fisher:
Capitalism, Is There No Alternative? @ Incubate 2012' is now available on Vimeo. Leading radical blogger and professor ‘cultural analysis’ Mark Fisher was one of the keynote speakers at this year’s Incubate DIY-conference.
In his book Capitalist Realism, Mark Fisher surveys the symptoms of our current cultural malaise. After 1989, capitalism has successfully presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system. We live in a world in which we have been told, again and again, that There Is No Alternative. Using examples from politics, films, fiction, work and education, he argues that capitalist realism colours all areas of contemporary experience, while even holding out the prospect of an antidote.
Mark Fisher: Capitalism, Is There No Alternative? was recorded by Victor-Zorro at NWE Vorst, Tilburg.zp8497586rqTags: capitalism, capitalist realism, diy conference, incu12, incubate, Is There No Alternative, mark fisher, victor-zorro
[Watch] DIY Conference: Robert Levine – How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back @ Incubate 20120
Robert Levine is the author of Free Ride: How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back, which the New York Times Book Review called “a book that should change the debate about the future of culture.” Levine has been covering pop culture, technology and the awkward dance between them for 15 years. He has been the executive editor of Billboard and has contributed to Wired, Rolling Stone and the New York Times, amongst others.zp8497586rqTags: diy conference, How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back, incubate 2012, robert levine
Rock reportage in the 21st century is now available on Vimeo.
Louder Than War and Incendiary magazine. Journalist Roy Wilkinson will start proceedings with a reading from his book Do It For Your Mum, an acclaimed account of family life, rock music and forestry and the first publication from Rough Trade Books (The Guardian: “The year's finest memoir”). This willswiftly lead into a panel discussion on the current relationship between music and the written word – websites, books, magazines, hand-détourned serviettes – with Roy, John Doran of the Quietus website and John Robb of The Membranes and the Louder Than War website. The talk will be hosted by Richard Foster of incendiarymag.com website, with live flute (and conversation) from musician and BBC documentary maker Clare Tavernor. Expect lively debate on whether the internet is murdering mags and music as we have known them, plus psychotropic dreams of Ruud Gullit, the Haldern Bulb Riot and the good old days when you could see Eddie & The Hotrods at Central London Polytechnic for £1.20.zp8497586rqTags: Clare Tavernor, diy conference, do it for your mum, Incendiary Magazine, John Doran (The Quietus), john robb, Louder than War, panel, richard foster, rock reportage in the 21st century, rough trade books, roy wilkinson, The Membranes, vimeo
Damo Suzuki is the former singer of one of the most influential bands of the last century: Can. In 1997, he started the Damo Suzuki Network, that played three shows in Tilburg in unique formations. Everyone could join, from visitors to international musicians. At the DIY Conference, Suzuki was interviewed about < the origins of and thoughts behind this project.zp8497586rqTags: a q&a with damo suzuki, can, damo suzuki, damo suzuki's network, diy conference, incubate 2012, the biggest band in the world, vimeo
April 12th, 2012Conference
The Incubate DIY Conference 2012 will take place on Friday September 14 at De NWE Vorst in Tilburg. Besides providing a lot of kicks during the festival, Incubate also offers contemplation with our DIY Conference. Do It Yourself mentality, ethics and esthetics will be discussed as well as the value of culture within our current society and other topics surrounding this. Like the festival, the conference is multidisciplinary. Here are the first confirmations:
Keynote: Simon Reynolds on DIY in pop culture
Simon Reynolds is a music critic and author of Rip It Up and Start Again: cialis 100mg Post Punk 1978-1984 and Energy Flash: A Journey Through Rave Music and Dance Culture . In 2011, he published the much-discussed book Retromania, about pop culture’s addiction to its own past. He has contributed to magazines such as The New York Times, The Guardian, The Wire and Mojo. Reynolds will kick off the DIY Conference with a keynote on the context and background of Do It Yourself in pop culture. He will not look at the origins in history alone, but also to the present and beyond.
The Guerilla Filmmakers Guide with Chris JonesTags: 2012, chris jones, damo suzuki, diy conference, incubate, record labels, roy wilkinson, simon reynolds
Chris Jones is a British filmmaker and co-author of The Guerilla Filmmakers Handbook, a bestselling low-budget filmmaker bible. The book present different case studies of international low-budget successes like The Blair Witch Project, Shaun of the Dead and Saw. Chris Jones recently directed the Oscars shortlisted film Gone Fishing. At the DIY Conference, he will give an outline for DIY and Guerilla filmmaking. He’ll share tips, best practices as well as inspiring examples from the book.
July 21st, 2011Conference
Today is Incu Thursday again, which means we added the latest confirmations to
the Incubate festival line-up. Besides new music artists, films and projects we also added a Q&A between New York post-graffiti artist MOMO and Tilburg based artist Koen Delaere to the program of the Incubate DIY Conference.
MOMO is known for thoughtful urban-intervention using post-graffiti: experiments include tagging his name a tag the width of Manhattan, over-sized outdoor collage, tide powered sculpture, a computer script which makes his art for him, and prints, paintings, and videos that rely on chance and context for fun and substance.
Born in San Francisco, he has traveled most of his life, discounting six years New York. He joined a graffiti crew in
1999 while living in Spain, found his use of color while employed in the Caribbean, and fell for outside art while living outside: in a cave for a year, in a truck for a year, and in a tent for a year.
In New York, Barcelona, Toronto and Sao Paolo, buildings are decorated by graffiti artist Momo, with or without prior consent. Incubate adds Tilburg to this list of cities. In September, the artist along with some local help will decorate buildings in Tilburg with colors, lines and figures. Momo”s work is abstract, futuristic and minimalistic, making it very different from other graffiti.
Adding to the context of the works he will make in Tilburg, MOMO will do a Q&A at the DIY Conference with Koen Delaere, an artist living and working in Tilburg. Delaere will talk to him about the origins and ethics of his work.
With the addition of MOMO and Koen Delaere at the DIY Conference, we now have our program for the conference completed! Take a look at the whole program here and get your tickets (Pay What You Want) here. See you there!Tags: conference, diy conference, graffiti, incubate, koen delaere, momo, post-graffiti, q&a, street art
July 14th, 2011Conference
On Friday September 16, Incubate will organize the DIY Conference. The conference displays the development and ethics of DIY culture with lectures, interviews, film, panels and stands. Renowned speakers and artists within DIY culture, such as Michael Azerrad, Bill Drummond and Steve Ignorant will participate in the program. Through the Pay What You Want-principle, visitors can determine the value of the conference for themselves.
The Incubate DIY Conference will take place on September 16 at the Midi Theatre in Tilburg. It is part of the main theme of the festival this year: We Are Incubate, about the artistic practice, DIY ethics and audience participation in independent culture. The conference offers reflection on the extensive program of the festival.
The keynote speech will be given by Michael Azerrad, author of Come As You Are: The Story of Nirvana (for which he is seen as the definitive Nirvana biographer) and Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground. He was a contributing editor for Rolling Stone and he has written features for amongst others New York Times and Mojo. Our Band Could Be Your Life describes American underground bands such as Black Flag, Sonic Youth and Hüsker Dü who, while finding relatively little mainstream success, did have an establishing role in American alternative and indie rock. The book was named one of the 50 best music books even written by The Guardian. At the Incubate DIY Conference, Michael will share the insights he gained while interviewing the bands and writing the book. (Photo: Getty)
Bill Drummond is best known as co-founder of late 1980s hit group The KLF and its 1990s “avant-art” media-manipulating successor, the K Foundation. With The KLF, Drummond scored multiple Number 1
hits and wrote “The Manual”, a book on how to write a Number 1 hit. The K Foundation is notorious for burning a million pounds in 1994. At the conference, Bill Drummond will give a lecture as well as perform his latest work The17. It is a reaction to pre-recorded music, where an ad hoc choir, consisting of the visitors of the conference, will sing one of Drummond’s works. The performance will take place just once at the conference. (Photo: Lucy Johnston)
English punk legend Steve Ignorant will be interviewed by writer and BBC commentator John Robb. With his band Crass, Ignorant was one of the driving forces of the DIY movement. Crass was one of the first bands to arrange their record sales and concerts without interference from the music industry and asked fans to make their own merchandise. John Robb writes for The Observer, The Guardian and The Independent and will interview Ignorant about DIY, Crass’ and Ignorant’s ethics and his autobiography The Rest is Propaganda.Tags: bill drummond, diy conference, do it yourself, incubate, michael azerrad, pay what you want, presspauseplay, pwyw, steve ignorant