LazerGazer, Loraine James, Soft Break, TCF + more
We regret to announce that due to the unfortunate cancellation of parts of the programme, this Friday’s online edition of Progress Bar will not be going ahead.
We were looking forward to virtually reconvening for the Season 4 finale, after its interruption caused by the current global health crisis. However, we recognise that there is another, long-standing crisis at hand and there are rightly greater priorities at stake for many of our artists, speakers and community.
In the meantime, we will continue to work on ways that we can use – and improve – our own platform to provide and promote equity, safety and inclusivity.
Progress Bar presents its Season 4 finale as a live-streamed online event on 19 June, 20:00–01:00 (CEST), with talks, interviews, an all-night cinema, audiovisual performances and DJ sets, simultaneously broadcast both locally and from the remote havens of artists internationally.
Even though we can’t get together and party in person, join us virtually at progressbar.club – a site where we can reconvene, catch up, strengthen connections and draw up new networks of communality.
Save the date and add progressbar.club to your bookmarks!
Progress Bar is a monthly club night dedicated to communal desire and collective joy. After one season in Brighton, and episodes in Vilnius, Kharkiv and Pristina, its fourth season in Amsterdam began in November last year, before its interruption as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19. Despite this, the season finale will be going ahead as scheduled on 19 June, albeit in the form of an online simulcast, taking place in a 3D gaming environment and accessible via the ease of your web browser.
The evening starts with a series of films and a talkshow, where guests discuss their work in art, music and social action, and the material conditions that shape it, before shifting gears into a virtual rave, with performances broadcast exclusively during the event. Capacity is limited, so be sure to set your alarm.
Alfrida Martis (in conversation with Sekai Makoni)
Rachel Rumai Diaz (inc. Q&A moderated by Emma van Meijeren)
Robin Ramos (inc. Q&A moderated by Emma van Meijeren)
Audre Lorde – The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 (introduced by Sekai Makoni) dir. Dagmar Schultz
FluffLord & bod [包家巷]
While entry is free, we are donating to a number of local social justice initiatives, to which further donations will be encouraged throughout the event.
Progress Bar is a co-production of Sonic Acts and Paradiso and part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
Times may change.