Progress Bar S04E02




Sonic Acts


OT301, Amsterdam (NL)


Exploited Body, Hesska, Oli XL + more


Facebook event

Progress Bar is a monthly club night dedicated to communal desire and collective joy. Every episode starts with a 90-minute talkshow with guests talking about their work in art, music and social action, and the material conditions that shape it. After the talks we move into the club, and, having spent time listening to the artists talk, dancing to their music will be even more magical.

After an exhilarating first edition of the new season, Sonic Acts is excited to announce the artists for the next edition of Progress Bar, taking place on 20 December 2019 at OT301. This evening starts with a screening of Jeremy Deller’s recent film Putin’s Happy (2019) and a talk by ​‘intra-curricular initiative’ Unsettling. After that we move into the club and dance, this time with Bby Eco, Exploited Body, Hesska, Oli XL and Parisa Madani.

Founded in 2015, Progress Bar is a club night dedicated to communal desire and collective joy. After one season in Brighton, and episodes in Vilnius, Kharkiv and Pristina, this is its fourth season in Amsterdam. More than 100 artists, academics and activists from all over the planet have featured at Progress Bar, such as Elysia Crampton, Le1f, Bbymutha, Nkisi, Eaves, Klein, Gaika, DJ Nigga Fox, Sam Rolfes, Akwugo Emejulu, Ash Sarkar, Flavia Dzodan, Metahaven, Cakes da Killa, DJ Lycox, Linn da Quebrada, Flohio, James Massiah, Toxe, Evian Christ and many more.

20:30 Doors open
21:00–22:30 Talks
– Putin’s Happy (film, 2019, dir. Jeremy Deller)
– Unsetttling (talk)

22:30–03:00 Club
– Bby Eco
– Exploited Body
– Hesska
– Oli XL
– Parisa Madani // PSORIASIS aka B1txx3$k?llah*

Presale tickets  are now on sale. Keep an eye on the Facebook event page for programme updates.

Coming for the talks? A limited amount of €3 Early Entrance tickets (arrive before 21:00) are available, including free entry to the club on top!

Sonic Acts endeavours to ensure Progress Bar is accessible for everyone. While OT301 Studios is fully accessible, Cinema of the Dam’d is unfortunately only accessible by stairs. If you wish to attend the talks and have other access requirements, please get in touch with us before 17 December to discuss appropriate arrangements.