Traces AIR Antwerpen

Is it dark?

From their residency at AIR Antwerpen Encore and Sexes organizes a series of events inspired by electronic hardcore, sound extremism and identity politics in rave culture. These series are constructed around the figure of Liza ‘N’ Eliaz (a transgender speedcore DJ in the 90’s) and brought together under the title IS IT DARK?

At Het Bos they present digital research (Encore Explorer), the output of their performative Speed Core Jour Fixes at The Living Room in August and their mysterious Brussels’ Darkitis! in one big exhibition, running from 27th - 30th of September 2018. It shows the results of their exploration to traces of Eliza‘N’Eliaz in Central Europe. For the opening night they promise some Speedcore extravaganza with members and friends of Sexes and Encore. Even the diner of that evening is inspired by Liza.

Thursday 27 September:
Opening exhibition 18.00 - 22.00
Opening Party 22.00 - 05.00


Laser Poodle

Orphan Fairytale

+ many more

Friday 28 September:
16.00 - 18.30: Lectures:
- introduction to ENCORE + the EE

- Talk about Liza’N’Eliaz : introducing Liza’s journey

- Bianca Ludewig: 'einführung in die entstehung von speedcore, im besonderen in Berlin’

Saturday 29 September 16.00 and 19.00

Silikon Skin (a play), Merle Vorwald and Gijs De Heij

The exhibition is open
27 September from 18u tot 22u

28 September from 12u tot 22u

29 September from 12u tot 22u

30 September from 12u tot 16u